“Cabbarus forbade the truth,” Torrens answered. “I would forbid only lies.”
“To my knowledge,” said Keller, “no one in the history of the world has managed that.”
In fantasy books written for children, the restoration of the rightful king usually brings about a happy ending. After all, order has been restored and the evil guys have generally been overthrown and, since these are children’s books, sent into exile instead of getting their heads cut off. Sometimes the main characters get medals or a party or at least the grateful thanks of the restored sovereigns—assuming the main characters aren’t, in fact, the restored sovereigns.
And then we have Lloyd Alexander’s The Kestrel, where the restoration of the rightful princess does no such thing.