1. Just after Atticus is shot, Oberon has to "ninja" his way out of the shop and into Hal's Beamer (with the icky air freshener). Have you ever been in a situation where you had to "ninja" your way out and try not to be discovered? If so, what happened?When I was younger I was always "ninja"-ing my way out of my sisters bedroom with her clothes in hand. For some reason, it's a lot more fun to wear her clothes when she didn't know about it. In my college years, I was always "ninja"-ing myself back into my house. Didn't want my parents to realize when I actually got home. LOL!
2. Atticus's main goal through a large portion of the book is not only protecting Oberon, but also protecting the sword. You are now living in a paranormal world and you need a weapon! What weapon do you choose and what can it do?I think I'd have to go with a double headed spear. See, there would be enough staff between me and the blades to make me feel comfortable and the adjustable length of my incredibly awesome spear would allow for close or not-so-close range fighting. I must admit that my spear would also come with some very awesome armor, kind of like better-than-kevlar body suit of some sort.
My spear would definitely be able to pierce any object it came into contact with including a body. Ha!! And I think it would be pretty awesome if using some of my body's energy it could shoot out pulses and shock-kill. And yes, if you're wondering, my mind thinks of these things often. :)
3. To recharge and heal after being shot, Atticus sleeps naked, tattoos to the earth, in a patch of grass near the Civic Center in downtown Scottsdale. Where is the weirdest place you have ever slept?Okay, this part of the book always cracked me up because the Civic Center is SO busy. There's a library and it's just this huge hubub of activity. Every time I drive by it now I giggle thinking of fictional Atticus sleeping naked there.
Weirdest places slept would include the trampoline, outside in the front yard of my parents house in the grass with my then-boyfriend (now my hubs), the side of the road in a car randomly pulled over and in the house of a Zimbabwe rugby team I had just met in Heidelberg, Germany. That last one would probably be one of the most fun. Although, when I stayed in Ireland, I stayed with Bono's (U2) cousin and slept at their house for a night. I still think the rugby team was my favorite!
4. We finally find out some very interesting information about Granuaile and I don't know about you, but I certainly wasn't expecting to find that she's sharing her head with someone else. What about you, did you expect anything along those lines? If not, what were you expecting concerning Granuaile?Like I said, I wasn't expecting it. In fact at first I was all confused because how does one share their head with someone else, but I thought it was pretty cool and an original idea. I loved seeing the dual personality and really, I LOVE Granuaile. She's adorable and I love the things she says. She just seems like the perfect offset to Atticus. I think what I was expecting was just a supernatural creature I had never heard of before. It's nice to get something totally different than what I was expecting.
5. Laksha is a witch, a truly evil one at that for many of the things she's done in the past. However, she's supposedly seen the error of her ways. Do you think she really has? Would you be willing to trust her? Do you think Atticus is smart to have decided to trust her to help him with the "other" witches?Laksha seems...weird. I don't think I'd trust her in full and I think it's wise of Atticus to tell her part of his stipulation is that Laksha has to leave Arizona and never come back unless requested. She seems like she does want to change, but I don't think that that kind of personality trait just leaves someone. She seems like a tricky bugger of a witch.
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Hounded Discussion Schedule:March 02nd: Chapters 1-5 hosted by Geeky Blogger's Book Blog
March 09th: Chapters 6-10 hosted by On a Book Bender
March 16th: Chapters 11-15 hosted by Smash Attack Reads!
March 23rd: Chapters 16-20 hosted by In the Closet With a Bibliophile
March 30th: Chapters 21-25 + epilogue hosted by The Unread Reader
April 06th: Special interview with Kevin Hearne and announcement of winners!
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