Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey

Fantasy Book Club

Home from the Sea Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Do you think it’s a problem that this is the 7th book in the Elemental Series?
  3. Is a storm a good place to start this story?
  4. Do you like Mari?
  5. Did the switch to London seem a little abrupt?
  6. What do you think of Sarah and Nan back from Africa?
  7. Did anyone catch the allusion to the female archaeologist and her family? (probably not but I’m so excited that it’s Amelia Peabody from the books by Elizabeth Peters-Sitt Hakim is the proof)
  8. Would a new constable standing around on market day change a village?
  9. What do you think of Mari’s father’s tale of the deal with the selkie’s or selch or seal shifters?
  10. Does it seem ridiculous that Mari has to continue the deal?
  11. Does the clue that she can bargain help?
  12. What do you think of the Welsh names?
  13. What do you think of the explanation of the magical system?
  14. Is Puck a good addition to this book?
  15. Who is your favorite character?
  16. What do you think of the first meeting between Sarah and Nan and Mari?
  17. Were you surprised that Mari picked Idwal?
  18. Does the fake arranged marriage plot seem like it belongs in a fantasy novel or a romance novel?
  19. What do you think of the Welsh folklore that you learn from the book?
  20. Did you expect the clan chief to steal the babies and Idwal?
  21. What do you think of Mari’s three trials?
  22. Did you like the book?
  23. Would you read more in the series?

 Created by Michelle Haring


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