Celebrating the release of Water Fae, I’m sharing a couple of book club questions.
Book club questions Water Fae
- Did you enjoy the variation in story length and topic?
- Did you see the similarities between the various water fae?
- What do you think of the theme running through the book?
- What do you think about the folklore used in the book?
- What do you think about the fact that there are so many creatures from around the world intent on drowning people?
- Do you think that there is gender discrimination in the tales of water fae and their victims?
- What do you think about the stories featuring Saphira the Faery Dog?
- What do you think about the stories featuring the Onyx Labyrinth?
- Which story did you enjoy the most?
- Which folklore creature was your favourite?
About the book
Fifteen of the scariest fae living in the water. Fifteen magical short stories featuring these fae. Fifteen quick, yet thorough, explorations of the folklore of these aquatic fae.
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*This is the fourth book in the Origin of the Fae series.
Also available in Afrikaans as Water Feë. Get your book club questions in Afrikaans here.
Daphne scanned the area. A lone raft stood on the bank. A rope bridge stretched from her side of the river to a tunnel entrance on the other side.Fleeing from Grey (The Tales of the Onyx Labyrinth), Water Fae, Ronel Janse van Vuuren
Both options seemed like a dangerous gamble to Daphne. Yet, she couldn’t go back. As she weighed her options, she nearly decapitated a man, dripping with water, who suddenly approached her.
‘It’s rare for anyone to venture this close to my river,’ he said, watching her through narrowed eyes.
‘I need to get far away from here.’
‘You’re being pursued.’
‘Yes. How – ’
‘The water tells me everything.’
He watched her, head cocked to the side.
‘I will take you away from here. If…’
‘You allow me to have lunch first.’
‘What?’ She couldn’t believe that he wanted to eat first.
‘Promise not to interfere and I’ll safely take you somewhere far away.’
She could hear the Grey Guard closing in.
‘Cross the bridge.’
She could’ve done that without his help.
‘Oh, and don’t swallow the water.’
She sheathed her sword and started to cross the bridge. The water rose and kept the bridge steady. But it also managed to spray over her. She kept her mouth firmly closed despite the sudden thirst that came upon her since the first droplet had touched her skin.
She heard the Grey Guard arrive on the shore. Looking back, she couldn’t see the man at all. Instead, a large horse with a fin for a mane watched the Guardians. Daphne immediately turned away and walked faster. She’d heard of this creature and she wasn’t about to fall under its spell.
The Guardians forgot all about her and touched the horse. And they got stuck to it.
The seven Guardians who’d pursued her – none of them Zinhle who’d ordered her execution – were dragged to the depths of the river.
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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