Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Queene of Light" Blog with Bite Discussion Questions

#1 Did you have an understanding of the world created by this novel, or did you find the complexity too much?

I didn't find it too complex and also thought we only saw the edge of what was truly there in all the worlds created.

#2 In a book that it appears many have trouble liking, what is one thing that you like about this book?

I like this book actually. Yes, I had several reservations about parts of the book, but I like the way Ayla learned about herself and found inner strength.

#3 Did you agree with the author’s decision to make Ayla a fierce assassin in battle and a weakling in her emotions? For example her obvious contempt for Garret but yet her willingness to be his mate and subject herself to his demeaning manor?

Absolutely! How many people are there that are successful in one part of their life and not in others? We tend to put our lives into little compartments. It makes sense that love would be her weakness. All she knew of it was pain. So, she closed herself off so she wouldn't go through pain. Her goal then, was just survival. That is why she chose Garrett. Remember, also, Garrett didn't show his true abusive colors to Ayla until AFTER the mating. That is when she had contempt for him, not before. He was demeaning before, so I do not disagree totally with the statement, but it was more carefully planned, hidden and fed on her insecurities so she didn't notice.

#4 What do you think the significance of the the baby Ayla carries is/will be?

Perhaps she will be the way to get all worlds together. A way to peace... or eventual war.

#5 What do you think of Ayla's ascension to the throne? Do you believe she accepted her own destiny too easily?

No. I don't think she really accepted it in the end. I don't think she really contemplated her destiny at all. It was all about survival for her, the baby and Malachi.

My review is here if you missed it. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa

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    Best wishes

    Hector Macdonald
    Editor, Book Drum


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