I am not and never will be over the fact that Eugenides does his big reveal that he is in fact a manipulative and cunning genius who has quietly masterminded the downfall of one of the most powerful houses of Attolia while tucked up in his wife’s bed, wearing her floral nightie.
“I like you,” said Attolia at last, speaking to the window. “I didn’t think I would. Still, to have you here in my palace galls me every day. I see you surrounded, even here, by people you can trust with your life. You are safer than I am, and it is my home, not yours.