- Fan-Preferred Couple: Karigan and King Zachary, to the point where the author (in good humor) rather plaintively asked people to stop asking her about it all the time, because there is more to the story than whether or not Zach and Kari hook up. (She remains mum on whether or not they will.)
- Ho Yay: Allesandros del Mornhavon felt very close to his best friend Hadriax el Fex and took his betrayal hard.
- Moral Event Horizon: Mirwell is first known to cross it when he orders the death of a group of schoolchildren because they might be rivals for the throne one day.
YMMV / Green Rider