EB - Not my remains, Al. Al - Gabriel's trumpet will produce you from the ass of a pig. Of the many brilliant exchanges between Al and EB, this one was my favorite. EB accepts death at Al's hands, and his only request is a decet burial "just in case there is a resurrection of the flesh." Completely human, completely in character for both of them, and it still cracks me up.
I always assumed that Tigana was polarizing mainly because Brandin of Ygrath is polarizing. Tigana is a great story, but it is my least favorite of the Kay novels that I have read, specifically because I hated Brandin and how Kay presented him.