Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth #1) by Jon Sprunk

Urban Fantasy Book Club

Blood and Iron Book Club Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. How do you feel about Horace?
  3. Do you feel like you are experiencing the shipwreck with Horace?
  4. Horace is dropped into a world where he cannot speak the language after the shipwreck, what do you think of this as a way to learn about the world with him?
  5. What do you think of Jirom?
  6. Compare and contrast Horace and Jirom at the beginning of the book?
  7. What do you think of the world?
  8. Does the world remind you of any place in the history of our world, especially Akeshia?
  9. Do you want to know exactly what happened to Horace’s family when he first starts to flashback to them?
  10. What do you think of slavery in Akeshia?
  11. What do you think of Horace discovering he is a magician by stopping the storm?
  12. Is it more interesting that he had no idea that he had magic or zoana before the storm?
  13. Is it hard to know which characters to trust in the book?
  14. What do you think of Alyra?
  15. How is your opinion of her shaped by the fact that we find out she is a spy as soon as we meet her?
  16. How is it disconcerting to follow Horace’s changes in circumstances in captivity?
  17. How do you feel about Queen Byleth?
  18. Do you feel like Horace that you need to pick sides without having all of the information?
  19. Does the training of soldiers in Akeshia seem wasteful?
  20. Who is your favorite character?
  21. What do you think of Astaptah?
  22. Is the flying ship cool?
  23. Did you expect the ship to crash?
  24. Did you expect the fight with the Kurgarru and was it super creepy?
  25. Did you expect Horace to walk away at the end of the duel rather than killing his defeated opponent?
  26. What do you think of solitary confinement without death forever as a punishment?
  27. Should Horace have followed Rimesh after he saved Byleth?
  28. Do you like it that Alyra saved Horace from Rimesh?
  29. What do you think of Mulcihar’s final letter to Horace?
  30. Did the Epilogue set up the next book nicely?
  31. Did you like the book?
  32. Do you want to read more in the series?

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