- Knowing his days are numbered, Andovan goes out like a hero killing his insane tyrant father.
- Does slimy, corrupting Magister Royal Kostas meet his end in an epic Wizard Duel? No! In the end it's Gwynofar, a Morati queen who's been quite the Neutral Female up to this point, who takes him out. And it isn't even when he's in Transition; she just catches him off guard and cuts the bastard's head off!
- The entire battle with the giant Souleater, but especially the end where Rhys fakes being dead, lets it get within a hair's breath of eating him and then skewers it through the brain.