Emily R. King

THQ Book Club Questions

Provided for my readers by popular demand, here are book club questions for The Hundredth Queen. These should start good conversations about the prevalent themes of the novel and series. Happy reading!

  1. Why do you think some women were willing to wed the rajah while Kalinda was reluctant?
  2. What would you risk for love over duty or friendship over security?
  3. How do you think Kalinda’s childhood illness shaped her character and impacted her approach to problem solving?
  4. THQ explores different types of strength. How would you describe the different strengths of the sister warriors?
  5. Loyalty and sacrifice are themes woven throughout the novel. Discuss the motivations of the various characters’ loyalties and sacrifices.
  6. If you could have one bhuta power, which would you want and why?
  7. Playing devil’s advocate, justify Lakia’s (the Kindred’s) motivations and actions.
  8. In 1984 by George Orwell, the government imposed a daily two minutes of hate to unify the people by causing them to focus their anger at an external enemy. How does the rajah use similar tactics to control his people?
  9. Deven faces a conflict between duty and morality. How did his views and conscience change in order for him to shift his loyalty from Rajah Tarek to Kalinda?
  10. Contrast the ways Kalinda is different at the end of the book than at the start. How are you different than you were 5, 10, 15 years ago?

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