it is not so much thwarted as ignored.
It is true that in the thirteenth and fourteenth books the purpose of Zeus is thwarted for a time by other, gods; but in books ii.-vii.
While the killer's intentions were unknown, we knew Howie thwarted them both to their death.
His memory is stained by one act of needless cruelty, the massacre of over two thousand Saracen prisoners at Acre; and his fury, when thwarted or humbled, was ungovernable.
In foreign affairs also Edward thwarted Warwick's plans by favouring an alliance with Burgundy rather than France.