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Book Club Questions: Once… Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie #books #fantasy #YA

Celebrating the success of Once… Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie, I’m sharing a couple of book club questions.

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Book club questions Once… Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie

  1. If you were a dragon, would you hoard books? Why/why not?
  2. What do you think of Beira?
  3. What do you think of Jamie and the Galno?
  4. What do you think about the Dark King’s plot to change everything?
  5. What do you think about Mae’s reaction to the loss of her beloved?
  6. Do you think that season fae come to the mortal realm?
  7. What do you think about the reason behind the Tithe fae have to pay?
  8. What are your thoughts about the faery cat and his relationship with the Seer?
  9. Do you think Vivian changed much between her time on the Island of Endless Summer and when she became an aunt and mother bound to the mortal realm? Do you think she treated Carina unfairly?
  10. What are your thoughts on the various fae of Bremen?
  11. Do you think that Rapunzel is really a werehyena or is it a manifestation of a mental illness?
  12. What do you think the title “The Ashiest Princess” says about Carina and her story?
  13. Do you think that Dagda showed all of his world to his new bride? Why/why not?
  14. Would you live in the Echo Labyrinth?
  15. What are your thoughts about the balls Liesl and her sisters attend?
  16. Do you think Nathaniel got his just deserts?
  17. Did you see the twist coming in “The Ashiest Princess”?
  18. Did you know from the title that there was a dragon involved in “Purple Sparks”?
  19. Did any aspects of the plots and characters bring realisations about your own life? What was your aha! moment?
  20. Which character would you most like to be? Why?
  21. Are any secret messages being conveyed in the text? How do you know?
  22. In what ways do the themes in the story contradict each other?
  23. What traits make certain characters memorable?
  24. In what way does the setting play an important role?
  25. Would a change of setting significantly impact the story? How?
  26. Is the setting used symbolically in any way?
  27. What potential symbols stood out in the story? What do they mean to you?
  28. What is the major theme in the story?
  29. Are any other themes present in the story?
  30. Is the theme directly stated or implied via story elements?
  31. Do you feel the theme is preachy or heavy-handed in any way?
  32. Does the theme confirm or challenge your values?
  33. Is this story worth reading more than once? Would the language reveal more with each additional reading?
  34. What does the title reveal about the story to follow?
  35. Have you read other pieces by this author?
  36. What do you think the cover image reveals about the story?
  37. How do binary opposites function to each other in terms of nature vs culture, speech vs writing, original vs copy, appearance vs essence, presence vs absence, life vs death, human vs animal?
  38. Did you have a better understanding of Faerie after reading this collection?
  39. If you have read anything else by this author, do you think that this collection foreshadows what is to come? Why/why not?
  40. What are your thoughts about the relationship between the Faery Queen and the Dark King?

About the book

Damsels in distress, curses, echoes of faery tales and tragic love affairs swirl together in sixteen stories found in a dragon’s lair by a curious half-fae.

Unexpected changes to reality causes more than one damsel to turn into a strong, independent woman who takes charge of her own life.

A collection of short stories about Faerie and the fae that live in the human realm. A few of the stories had won competitions and all of them had enchanted readers.

Learn their secrets and enter the realm of the fae…

Available as an ebook everywhere.

Available in Afrikaans as Eens… Verhale, Mites en Legendes van Feërie. Get your book club questions in Afrikaans here.

What do you think about the questions? Did it make you want to read the book? How do you feel about book clubs?

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