We are at week 2 of the readalong and it was great fun to read everyone’s responses. How we all had different ideas about some of the things like about the naming of The Willows. Which is what I do love about these discussions. And for those that hesitate to take part in these things, no answer is ever wrong!
I tagged all responses I saw in the first question post and Lisa also did a round up in the first weeks quest log.
Reading this second week | Chapter 9 to 15 (up to page 192 in the hardcover).
1 The heart glass is a very important of everone’s life but especially if you are an Asha. Having heard of Lady Mikaela’s story, can you imagine giving your heartglass to anyone?
2 Continuing on from that, how would you feel if your heartglass showed your every emotion?
‘I don’t see the importance of good manners the way asha seem to,’ Kalen said. ‘People respond to a show of force, not to etiquette. You asha are powerful in your own right. I don’t see why you have to wrap it it up in pretty clothes and dancing. People don’t kowtow to me because I know what type of spoons to use with my stew.’
‘You’re a man, Kalen,’ Zoya laughed. ‘Or, rather, you are the type of man who has little patience for intrigue, and so you dismiss it and think others should do the same.’ (P 103-104)
3 How much do you feel that Kalen and/or Zoya have a point here about how the Asha are regarded as to their powers?
4 After the incident with the other asha, Tea is quite shocked to find she is not getting a punishment by Parmina. What did you think of this change of heart by Parmina and the conversation they had (on p134).
‘She is a mix of both Water and Metal and a faint touch of Fire,’ she told Mistress Parmina. ‘Determined and highly intelligent. This is good. She will strive for perfection, and she has a strong sense of righteousness. She accepts change quicker than others, but she ill always be questioning her abbilities, no matter how far her training takes her. That is not nessecarily a good thing.’
5 Salika seems to have a sense for who Tea is as she uses her vials. How do you feel this descriptions stacks up to the young and older Tea we have seen so far?
6 Fox is still a constant throughout the story though it has been more than 2 years than he was raised. He seems to act as when he was alive, discussing and disagreeing with Tea. He can go through the city and make his own choices. And except for the tie to Tea and wounds not healing, there doesn’t seem to be much back lass to being undeath. How realistic does that feel to you?
‘After all,’ she mused, ‘who would deliberately break all eight kingdoms only to save the lives of Dark Asha?’ (p164)
7 Well that is an interesting drop! How surprised were you? And how much do you feel this might have to do with Lady Mykaela (the mention of her potentially dying)?
I was grateful no one else was around to see a young asha appprentice chasing her brother down the lane leading back to the Valerian, their laughter riding on the wind. (Page 192)
8 This very last bit of our section for this week made me laugh out loud amidst the more serious moments this part had. Were there any funny or stand out bits to you in this weeks reading?
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Thanks for this week’s questions! I’ve been enjoying seeing everyone’s answers for them. 🙂
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