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Susan (nrlymrtl) | 143 comments Mod
Here is the schedule for book 2 in this trilogy:

Week 1: Chapters 1-15, post Monday June 5 Hosted by Allie
Week 2: Chapters 16-32, post Monday June 12 Hosted by Lynn
Week 3: Chapters 33-47, post Monday June 19 Hosted by Susan
Week 4: Chapters 48-64, post Monday June 26 Hosted by Allie
Week 5: Chapters 65-END, Post Monday July 3 Hosted by Lynn

Join us here or here is the blog link for the schedule: http://dabofdarkness.com/2017/05/31/n...


Susan (nrlymrtl) | 143 comments Mod
Here are Week 1's questions:

1) A lot of this section involves recapping the adventures of Naamah's Kiss. What do you think about the way this was incorporated into the story?

2) Moirin heads off alone toward the Tatar steppe in winter. Do you think this was the best course of action, or should she have traveled with some sort of escort or guide?

3) What stuck out to you the most about the Tatar tribe Moirin stays with and their way of life?

3) Bao & Moirin reunite in kind of a difficult situation--he's been married. Do you think they're searching for a solution in the right way? What do you think of how Bao has handled things so far?

4) Bao & Moirin might have been in love before, but now they're forced together by divine magic. How do you think you would react to finding yourself trapped as they are? Would you initially react more like Moirin or Bao?


Susan (nrlymrtl) | 143 comments Mod
Here's Week's 2 questions from Lynn: 1. Moirin takes part in the archery contest - what were your feelings of her and Bao’s plans up to this point and what did you think of the eventual outcome?

2. I’m very puzzled about the direction the story has taken with this whole abduction theme - what do you make of this part of the story and in particular Pyotr Rostov?

3. I can’t help making comparisons as I read between Moirin and Phedre and the storyline here - are there any particular things that have drawn your eye or given you pause for thought.

4. Any predictions about the next stage of the story?


Susan (nrlymrtl) | 143 comments Mod
Here's Week 3's Questions:

1) What stood out to you for Moirin's baptising ceremony? Have you ever been through such a religious ceremony and did it go as you expected?

2) Now Moirin and Alexsie (spelling?) are free. Alexsie has much to learn not just about Moirin but also about the larger world. What moment do you think challenged his ingrained believes the most? What do you think he will do ultimately with his life?

3) There comes a moment when Moirin realizes that she did come to love Alexsie, in a way, and that's the same moment she knows she will not see him again. Naamah's curse indeed! Have you had such a moment yourself? Do you think this curse also applies now to Moirin's love of the departed Jehane?

4) Falcons and spiders and rats, oh my! What stood out the most for you in Moirin meeting up again with Erdina, Bao's wife? And what do you expect Moirin will find as she heads towards the Falconer with his Spider Queen?

As usual, feel free to add any other bits you found interesting.


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Allison (tethys) | 84 comments Here are this week's questions for chapters 48-64, behind a spoiler tag:
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Susan (nrlymrtl) | 143 comments Mod
Here's the final weeks questions from Lynn:

What did you make of the mission to retrieve the black diamond and what do you actually make of the black diamond and whether it could be used for good?

The Spider Queen and Amrita - what were your final thoughts on both of them - did you have sympathy for Jagrati? Do you think Amrita can affect change in the caste system?

Moirin and Bao - they’ve made peace with each other. Did you finally forgive Bao? Do you think they’ve reached an understanding that will work for them?

Finally - any predictions for where the journey will take us next? Can you see a purpose in Moirin’s diadh-anam??


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