DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTERS 18-23
This week’s questions hosted by Jenny @ Supernatural Snark
1. Gabi and Lia both face several life and death situations in these chapters, having to pick up weapons in defense of those they love and experiencing first hand the brutality of close combat. If you had the choice between picking up a weapon and standing on the front lines or staying behind to tend to the wounded as necessary, which would you choose?
I would probably tend to the wounded. I’m not really a good doctor though, but I guess I would rather do that than be on the front lines.
In just a quick google search, I like this one. I would need the jewels to match too! :) I tried on a few wedding gowns that had SO MUCH fabric attached to them – man were they heavy!! Especially with all the petticoats and such. Some of them felt like I was dragging a dead
weight behind me.
3. Gabi has crude stitches put in and must endure both their removal as well as the cauterization of the wound. How is your threshold for pain? Do you think you would have simply gritted your teeth as Gabi does?
I think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain but I definitely think I would have passed out way before Gabi did.
4. Marcello wants to properly court Gabi after they express mutual feelings of affection, wanting to speak with her mother about his intentions. What do you think is the most romantic aspect of medieval courtship?
I think the most romantic aspect would be the guy writing lots poetry and love letters and thinking of unique things for them to do together. For me it’s really all about the thought and consideration behind it rather than the thing itself.
5. Gabi and Lia find themselves with conflicting desires toward the end with Lia wanting to return home and Gabi hoping to stay. Do you think that Gabi is being unfair to Lia for wanting to stay, or is Lia being unfair to Gabi for demanding they go? A little of both?
They both have valid points and because they have to stick together, it means that both of them will be sacrificing one way or another. If they stay, how will it affect the future? The possible ramifications of time travel boggle my mind!