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An Artificial Night Read Along {Week 4}

An Artificial Night Read Along

Week 2

It’s the final week! We’ve finished another book of Toby’s adventures and now it’s time for all the discussion :D. Spoilers below!

1. Things pick up right where we left them, with Tybalt and Toby. What do you make of the not-quite-nine-lives thing? And do you have any fresh insight into what, if anything, is going on between him and Toby?

Tybalt is full of mysteries! I’m glad that he has lives to spare though, ha. I guess it makes some sense that you get perks for being the King of Cats given how dangerous of a position it is. I guess Toby must be incorrect about something and Tybalt thought she was lying but has realized that she just doesn’t know the truth? I guess we’ll find out next book!

2. As predicted, Toby is far from finished with Blind Michael and returns to his realm, trading herself for Karen’s freedom. Things get pretty dark from there, but all isn’t lost… What’s your take on the Luidaeg’s rescue effort?

I have to admit that I got a bit tired of Toby getting away and going right back to Blind Michael. It just got repetitive ya know? I liked that Toby needed rescuing by the Luidaeg though, there’s only so much that Toby can really do on her own after all.

3. After all that, Toby still isn’t done. Do you think she did the right thing, going after Blind Michael to end things once and for all? And after all’s said and done, what do you think of Blind Michael himself?

I get why she went back and I was expecting her to eventually kill him, but I wish that the plot had gone more along the lines of reinforcements freeing her and helping her in Blind Michael’s lands instead of this back and forth three times. Blind Michael was an interesting villain, though seemed to be just a normal overly powerful creature that has gone a bit mad with the power and isolation.

4. Quentin has a hard choice of his own to make in the aftermath, as the Luidaeg explains… Do you agree with her choice of consequence, or was she too hard on him?

That was such a tough scene! I didn’t get the impression that the Luidaeg chose to force this on Quentin. Her explanation that Katie couldn’t believe in both worlds at once made sense and it made sense that Quentin had to remove himself so that she could stay mentally in the human world.

5. We get one more scene with the Luidaeg, and it’s quite a turnaround, character-wise. What do you think of where she and Toby seem to stand, at this point?

It makes sense that the Luidaeg has grown attached to Toby and sees her something like a daughter. It seems like the Luidaeg wishes that she still had family she was close to, like Michael, and Toby needs family to watch out for her as well. I’m glad they’ve found each other and grown to the point that they aren’t threatening to kill each other quite so regularly.

What did you think of it all in the end? Excited for book four??

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings -Anya

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  1. Despite how much I enjoyed this novel I too got a little irritated by the back and forth – it seemed like so much more could have been developed if she had stayed in one place! But I definitely think Toby was justified in seeing Blind Michael off even if it was almost rushed.

    The Luidaeg is definitely a firm favourite in this series! I don’t think she had much of a choice either when it came down to Quentin but I think they all handled it very well. Can’t wait to see how her friendship with Toby develops over the next book! :D

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