Book Club Questions – The Necromancer’s Daughter

The Necromancer’s Daughter Book Club Questions

1. The Necromancer’s Daughter draws a blurry line between what’s considered good and evil. Where do the characters perceive that line and how does it change for them?

2. Are there choices you would NOT have made if you were in Aster’s situation?

3. Who is your favorite character in the book and why?

4. Teko is often cited as a fan favorite, yet he’s a barbarian. What about him is appealing? What does his character say about barbarians versus civilized people?

5. Dragons were the weapons of mass destruction in this fantasy. Is their use by the Blackrock king justified? When do the ends justify the means?

6. How does the quandary around necromancy relate to modern medicine?

7. The king of Blackrock takes advantage of Aster to obtain positive outcomes for his kingdom. Was he justified in using her and potentially sacrificing her for the good of his people?

8. How did Vicar Graegor deal with his conflicting interests and beliefs about necromancy? Do you think he changed his mind at the end?

9. Joreh decides at the conclusion of the book that an act of love can’t be evil? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?

10. A prominent theme in the book touches on the interpretation of religious dogma and the true will of the goddess. Is this something you’ve wondered about in real life?