Outsider POV is my favorite, it’s one of my favorite things about Tortall as a series, too, is that each installment provides (and capitalizes on) opportunity for outsider POV of main characters from previous installments.
Like. Seeing Jon and Raoul and George and so on from perspectives other than Alanna’s. Boy golly. Haven reacting to Daine and Numair? Fuckin’ swoon. And Daine meeting the Lioness, and Dove and Sarai asking for Lioness stories.
Why is it so much more incredibly annoying and difficult to apologize to family than it is to friends
there are certain characters/families in the Harry Potter canon that are described as having fair or pale skin, the Potter line isn’t one of them. Harry and James both have canonically jet-black untidy hair but no canon ethnicity. Harry has “great skin”.