Rustin is killed in the first few chapters. Then near the end, Rodrigo uses magic to bring him back to life. Unfortunately, in Rustin's mind he has all these memories of an alternate reality, what the world would have been like had he never died, where Rodrigo was, naturally, still a spoiled brat and not the mature adult we're supposed to believe he's become. HA! Rodrigo resents Rustin for these memories and sends him away. Yeah, that's what I want to read, my favorite character being blamed for surviving his death and the memories that magic put in his head.