Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones

Teen Book Club

Dark Lord of Derkholm Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Does the meeting at the beginning make it feel like the book starts in the middle of a story?
  3. What do you think of visitors from one world treating another world like a playground?
  4. Do you know who the important characters are at the beginning of the book?
  5. Why does being the Dark Lord sound so awful?
  6. What do you think of Mr. Chesney?
  7. Who is your favorite character and why?
  8. What do you think of the world creation?
  9. Do you like Derk?
  10. Can you tell the griffins apart?
  11. What do you think of the dragon injuring Derk?
  12. Is Blade and Shonna leading the awful soldiers even an okay idea?
  13. Do you like Scales?
  14. What do you think of the idea of making the trips so bad that Mr. Chesney cancels them?
  15. Were you upset for Shona that she got expelled?
  16. What do you think of the first battle?
  17. Blade’s tour has a disruptive woman on it, Miss Ledbury what do you think of her?
  18. What do you think of Blade’s tour?
  19. Would you ever want to take this type of trip?
  20. What did you think of Mara’s enchantments including enchanting her own daughter?
  21. Were you surprised that Mr. Chesney was stealing magic from Blade’s world?
  22. What do you think of Derk stopping the tours?
  23. Did you think Kit was really dead?
  24. What do you think about Blade and Kit facing each other in an arena?
  25. Were you surprised Miss Ledbury was a police officer?
  26. Did you think Sukey was related to Mr. Chesney?
  27. What do you think of the gods appearing at the end of the book?
  28. Did you like the book?

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