YMMV: The War of the Flowers
- Developing Doomed Characters: As with all of Williams's DoorStoppers, it takes 100+ pages for the action proper to get started.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Williams was tempted (possibly pressured) to remove the initial attack by the dragons because of something that happened during writing: 9-11-01. The similarity is striking and, for some, unpleasant.
- Nightmare Fuel: The irrha. There's a lot of Nightmare Fuel in this book, really, but the irrha definitely takes the cake.