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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Apr 05, 2020 11:36AM) (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
The schedule for the next Wyrd and Wonder readalong is out! Here it is for anyone who'd like to keep track/post their blog links here:

Week 1: Wednesday 6th May, Chapters 1 through 9
Week 2: Wednesday 13th May, Chapters 10 through 17 (end of part 2)
Week 3: Wednesday 20th May, Chapters 18 through 26 (part 3)
Week 4: Wednesday 27th May, Chapters 27 to End (part 4 & 5)

I'll be posting my answers on the blog every Saturday, with questions also going up on Twitter a bit later the same day. As usual, we're being flexible, though! I'll be tackling the hosting duties solo this time around, so bear with me!

message 2: by imyril (new)

imyril | 310 comments Mod
I have Plans to join you as a reread and post-along because I love this books and want to savour it (last read I inhaled it in 24 hours along with Three Parts Dead, and both books deserve SO MUCH MORE attention). Concentration span permitting. Worst case, I'm joining you in the comments :)

message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Week 1 questions under the spoiler tag! :D

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message 4: by Zezee (new)

Zezee (zezeewithbooks) | 18 comments Oh my gosh! I didn't expect to get quickly hooked on the story. I flew through those first nine chaps.
Totally suspect Chavar, btw.

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
My first post is up! https://wp.me/p9ZtJO-kp

message 12: by Lisa (new)

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message 13: by Lisa (last edited May 14, 2020 02:46AM) (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Yesterday was A Day, but week 2's questions are in, finally!

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message 15: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Williams | 84 comments My post for week 2 is now up : https://lynns-books.com/2020/05/16/th...

message 17: by Zezee (new)

Zezee (zezeewithbooks) | 18 comments Here's mine! https://zezeewithbooks.wordpress.com/...

I still don't trust anyone in this book lol

message 18: by Peyton (new)

Peyton | 4 comments Just finished my week 2 discussion post:

message 19: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Here's mine for week 2! Better late than never, heh! https://deargeekplace.com/everythings...

message 21: by Lisa (last edited May 20, 2020 05:36AM) (new)

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OK! Time for Week 3 questions. Deep breaths.

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message 22: by Peat (new)

Peat | 15 comments Week 2 answers in here - https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/05...

Now to try and catch up for week 3

message 24: by Zezee (new)

Zezee (zezeewithbooks) | 18 comments Here's mine:

Apart from the first section where Maia is trying to find his footing at court, this is my favorite section. I love amount of growth Maia exhibited in this section.

message 25: by Peyton (new)

Peyton | 4 comments https://wordwilderness.wixsite.com/bo...

This was the most exciting section for me. Maia is finally finding his place as emperor just in time to face opposition from the court.

message 26: by natrosette (new)

natrosette | 7 comments https://natrosette.wordpress.com/2020...

This was my favorite section so far as well.

message 27: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Williams | 84 comments My week 3 post. A little later than planned:

message 28: by imyril (new)

imyril | 310 comments Mod
And here's mine: http://onemore.org/2020/05/24/read-al...

I confess I have not resisted the temptation to read to the finish :)

message 29: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Here's mine, finally! https://deargeekplace.com/winds-of-ch...

message 30: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
My questions for the final week are late, but I hope to have them up either by the end of today or early tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

message 31: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Question time! (I'm keeping the number short and sweet this time...)

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message 32: by Zezee (new)

Zezee (zezeewithbooks) | 18 comments I miss Maia already and am already looking forward to rereading this book, lol!
Thanks for hosting this readalong. I really appreciate y'all introducing me to a good read AND getting me to read a book that has been on my shelf for so long.
Here's mine

message 33: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (deargeekplace) | 549 comments Mod
Here's my post! https://deargeekplace.com/building-a-...

Thank you all so much for taking part - I was a bit nervous about taking on a readalong as host by myself, as I've always had backup in the past. This was a lot of fun! :D

message 34: by Peat (new)

Peat | 15 comments https://peatlong.blogspot.com/2020/06...

Did 3 and 4 as one. Only slightly late!

Thanks to Lisa and everyone else.

message 35: by Annemieke / A Dance with Books (last edited Jun 02, 2020 06:46AM) (new)

Annemieke / A Dance with Books (adancewithbooks) | 6 comments There is a cover coming soon graphic and a title for the sequel now!
> The Witness for the Dead

Sorry had to share my excitement haha.

message 36: by Urban (new)

Urban Vyaas | 1 comments What do you think of the Avar, and his budding relationship with Maia?
I'm still a little at loss why exactly he made the effort, apart for an abandoned gambit that he wanted to check out Maia as a possible heir. I just wondered if he didn't have any other grandsons with some of his other daughters than one who happens to be the Emperor of a competing race and nation. Although he seemed to have had a change of heart when Maia's mother died, I still think that he just made the trip to see what influence he could wield over an abandoned grandson.
Another plot against Maia is foiled… Were you surprised by the reveal of Tethimar as the one behind the late emperor’s murder? And what are your thoughts on this reveal, in light of the way this part of the story played out?
In the light of later developments, I see Tethimar only as a figurehead or facilitator of the second conspiracy. The only one with a real plan and a vision was the clock smith. Maia apparently thought of him as deranged, but his actions were very well calculated and he made also sure that the conspiracy folded when he had reached his goals, even when this implied self-sacrifice.

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