The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Fantasy Book Club

The Fifth Season Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the narration which includes 2nd person?
  2. How does the Prologue help the story?
  3. Does the flipping of perspectives pull you into the book?
  4. What do you think of Essun?
  5. Do you sympathize with her shock over the loss of her child?
  6. What do you think when she destroys the town of Tirimo?
  7. What do you think of Syenite’s orders to mate and the reaction of the man?
  8. Would you be afraid to live in a world with Orogeny?
  9. What do you think of Damaya and her story of being taken/saved from her family?
  10. Do you think breaking a child’s hand is the way to teach them?
  11. What do you think of the world creation?
  12. Who is your favorite character?
  13. Who is your least favorite character?
  14. What do you think of Syen pulling up the broken obelisk?
  15. What do you think of the different types of beings in this book?
  16. Do you know what the Guardians are?
  17. How do the happy times shape the book?
  18. Were you surprised that Tonkee was Binof?
  19. What do you think of Syen’s decision for Coru?
  20. What did you think of the ending?
  21. Did you enjoy the book?
  22. Do you want to read the other two books in the series?

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