Hooray! Welcome back everyone. The Little Red Reviewer is hosting this week, so make sure to stop by her blog not only for witting insights, but to also leave your link to your post. Next week we will be back here for the finale – chapters 10 – the end.
P.S. – we also plan to continue the madness with Book 2, A Hat Full of Sky. Click HERE to see the schedule for that book.
The questions below pertain to chapters 6-9. Spoilers run free and commando. Enjoy!
1. Do you think Tiffany will be able to hold up her end of the bargain that she made with the Kelda?
Well, I remember this book a bit, so I won’t directly answer the question. I will say that I believe Tiffany doesn’t realize everything that she is in for concerning those duties. We’ve already seen a few things – like the marriage… er…..engagement. She managed to avoid openly freaking out and a polite way to avoid an immediate marriage. Hooray for her!
2.Do you think Tiffany and Fion will ever be friends?
Sure! It will be more than simple politeness that has Tiffany sending a wedding present on to Fion’s wedding, wherever and however far away it may be. I am positive Tiffany will be very happy for Fion, having found a new clan and all, like any good sister Kelda.
3. What do you think of the Queen’s world? How does this interpretation of Fairyland mesh with other interpretations you’ve run into in other books?
I loved how Pratchett made it feel made up – such as the trees and rest of the landscape filling itself in the closer you got to an object. This was not something I expected the first time around. Also the dromes! Like dream succubi, littering the forest floor. Other books have treated fairyland like one big deadly realm where things are real, but disguised. We have that going on here with the dromes, but the details of the surroundings coming into being as you take notice is a new element for me.
4. What do you think of Roland? Will he be a help to Tiffany or a hindrance?
So this little dude has been lost in the fairy woods for like a year. What has he been eating and drinking? Who has he had for company? Is he real? So many questions around this young man. If we go with him being the real Roland, then I can understand some of his actions – like not wanting to believe Tiffany is real because that must be his biggest wish next to escaping fairyland for home. After having your dreams mocked and made deadly for a year, I would be careful too. On the other hand, his imperious tone, while a defense mechanism, was silly and he could have landed on that blade when his saddlegirth gave way.
Perhaps Tiffany should have let the Feegle pounce him and hold him down until either they could pound some sense into him or Tiffany could get him to think for himself instead of going on fear.
5. I don’t know about you, but I do NOT want to run into a Drome!
Personally, I love to eat good food in my dreams. The Dromes would mess that all up. I am very, very territorial about my dreams. Only certain folks, real or not, are invited into them. You either have to be perplexingly good or devilishly naughty to end up in my dreams……which means none of you need worry;). I say that because I believe you all to be a perfect mix of good and bad. Right?
OK. To do the question justice – I can only guess that since you are stuck in this dream where the Drome wants you to have fun, you would at least die happy. I could go one about the various ways I would willingly die happy in a dream…but that would just take us back to my first remark to the question. At any rate, if Tiffany ends up stuck in a Drome, I think she would die happy, if not content, and then the Drome would be well fed for several days, if not weeks. circle of life – cue Lion King music.
I need to get me some mousepipes so that I can upset some spiders!
Daft Wullie is one of my favorite characters – having some of the best lines and an honest heart.
I like how we are being introduced to more vocabulary – like gonnagle.
I loved the stories of Tiffany’s granny in this section – her taking a switch to that potter, etc.
I had a chicken named Kelda for a few years (she was old when we got her). She was definitely in charge of the other ladies.
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