This is our final week and this week’s questions were created by Grace of Books Without Any Pictures.
1. We finally meet T’vril in his new role as Lord Arameri. Is he what you expected?
Actually yes. He didn’t get too Arameri but he’s ruthless when he needs to be (seems not as much as his Arameri kin would like).
2. Oree is given a choice, to live as the Arameri’s weapon, or to die. What would you do in that position?
I always like to think I would choose the higher path. But I love living. That said, I’m not sure if I could live with other peoples/godlings lives on my hands.
3. Do you think that Oree made the right decision by sending Shiny away? How do you feel about Yeine’s role here?
Yes, but it seems Shiny was expecting it. I think Yeine made the best out of the situation, salvaging what she could without breaking anyone’s tenuous connection to sanity.
4. What did you think of the ending of the book? Were you satisfied?
Well, at several points I was worried it was going to go into direction I wasn’t going to enjoy but it all ended up rather well. I knew there was no chance of a happy ending for Shiny and Oree, he has much more to learn and live through before he can start being whole.
5. How did The Broken Kingdoms compare to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms? Which did you like better?
I actually like The Broken Kingdoms better. I had a hard time consoling Yeine and Enefa and kept thinking Yeine got smothered a bit by goddess’ entity. It seems Yeine is upset a bit in this book that people find them interchangeable.
This one seems more like a book about life. You have some pleasure and love, you suffer, you get better, you get some pleasure and love, disappointment follows but then there are the most amazing consequences to follow.
Tagged: Book review, N.K. Jemisin, read-along, The Broken Kingdoms