The Innkeeper's Song Topics for Discussion

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1. How do characters' attitudes toward Nyateneri change when they discover that she is actually Soukyan, a man?

How does this discovery shape later events?

2. Is Soukyan trustworthy? 3. Why is the novel titled The Innkeeper's Song rather than, say, Lal's Song or Tikat's Song or The Wizard's Song?

4. Why would Beagle characterize his novel as a"Song?"

5. Why does Karsh tell Rosseth about the young man's origins? Why not keep Rosseth ignorant of the facts?

6. Why does Beagle vary the verb tenses in "Lukassa," the chapter on death?

7. What sacrifice does the fox make? Was it worth it to him?

8. What was Arshadin's most crucial mistake? When did it occur? Was there any hope for saving him after he made it?

9. Which character grows the most during the narrative?

10. What do Karsh's "little boy's eyes" suggest about his character?

11. What is the point of having...

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