I understand Ember's reasons for giving herself up. However, she is now way too loose with her tongue. She's dealing with an utter sociopath, and as such, he knows how to figure out people's weaknesses and turning them against them. In the last issue, he already learned something about her pains from denied Recognition. Now he's learned about the Wavedancers. And when he gets word that his son is indeed dead, he will have learned about the elves' telepathic abilities. Was giving up *that* secret worth watching his little temper tantrum?