It’s here! It’s here! It’s book club weekend!
Ok, you fabulous bookish, nerdy, wonderful folks, hop in this open thread and discuss The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. I can’t wait to read what everyone has to say.
Once again, our book selection is part of a published trilogy. I’m willing to put cash on the barrel and bet that some of you ran out to finish the other two as soon as you put The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms down. Please put any discussion of the following novels behind a spoiler cut as a courtesy.
This thread will be open all weekend. Feel free to say as much as you want, as often as you want.
A couple of potential discussion points:
There was a creation myth in this novel. Did this work for you or did it merely explain the history of the God’s War? (Women of Fantasy Book Club)
Jemisin was careful to include the physical differences as well as the cultural ones between the Northern folk of Darre and those living in Sky. How different do you feel the cultures actually are? Or are the two more similar than the distinction appearances Yeine persists in noticing? (Women of Fantasy Book Club)
Discuss the social commentary the book engages in — there’s critique of patriarchal versus matriarchal societies, the corruption of power, and racial relations. Do you feel the book is successful in interweaving this into the story?
Discuss Yeine ““ did you find her character arc satisfying? Did you predict where she would end up at the close of the novel? For a warrior from a warrior’s culture, did you find her a proactive protagonist?