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1. Alanna is a trained warrior. Yet she tries to avoid killing others. She feels guilt over her killing of the Duke Roger of Conte in battle. What do these actions and feelings reveal about Alanna? Do those qualities make her a better warrior, or not?

2. Is Alanna justified in her anger at Prince Jonathan? Is Jonathan being unreasonable in assuming Alanna will marry him? What might either character have done to avoid the bitter breakup that occurs in Chapter 7?

3. Marrying Prince Jonathan would bring Alanna great honor, wealth, and prestige. It would also bestow heavy responsibilities on her. If you were in Alanna's place, how would you decide?

What factors would you consider in your decision?

4. Ishak meets with disaster by stealing the crystal sword. Might Alanna have done something to stop him from taking it? Is she right to decide that she must...

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