It’s just 3 weeks until a month of Wyrd and Wonder begins: May is the month for celebrating the fantastic in all its forms. As usual, this includes a read-along – this year, we’re buddy reading The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart with weekly discussions to share the feels.
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Sukai Dynasty has ruled the Phoenix Empire for over a century, their mastery of bone shard magic powering the monstrous constructs that maintain law and order. But now the emperor’s rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the Emperor’s daughter, but a mysterious illness has stolen her childhood memories and her status as heir to the empire. Trapped in a palace of locked doors and old secrets, Lin vows to reclaim her birthright by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
But the mysteries behind such power are dark and deep, and wielding her family’s magic carries a great cost. When the revolution reaches the gates of the palace itself, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her throne – and save her people.
We’ve got a suggested reading schedule (although everyone is free to read at their own pace) and we’ll follow our traditional approach of a blog post each week to talk about what we think so far. If you don’t have a blog, you can join the discussion via the comments on the week’s host blog or the Goodreads topic, or start a Twitter thread and tag us in. Wherever you post, please avoid spoilers for future weeks if you read ahead (or have read it before).
- Week 1: Beginning through Chapter Eleven
- Week 2: Chapter Twelve – Twenty-three
- Week 3: Chapter Twenty-four – Thirty-five
- Week 4: Chapter Thirty-six to the end
Discussion prompts will be posted on the dedicated Goodreads topic midweek starting May 5th. I’ll be targeting Sundays for my response posts, but feel free to post any day that suits you – just add your link to the Wyrd and Wonder master schedule.
Want to join the read-along? Just leave a message in the comments here or on the Goodreads topic.
Join the party
What’s that? You’d like to join us on our quest to celebrate fantasy fiction this May? Why certainly. You don’t have to be a member of our Wyrd and Wonder party to join the read-along, but you’re very welcome to join the greater adventure – just sign up to let us know to expect you and start thinking about what to read, watch or chat about!
Wyrd and Wonder is a chilled out event – you’re not obliged to read particular books (well, except The Bone Shard Daughter if you join the read-along) or to make a certain number of posts – you can just enjoy the chatter on Twitter and blog hop to see what everyone is getting up to. However, if you sign up and make a post before May 7th, you can enter our giveaway for one of these amazing fantasy books.