Healer of Guildenwood Discussion Questions

  1. At the very beginning of the book, Margaret Ann is running through the forest in search of a man. Does that man show up later in the story?
  2. What impact did her brother’s death have on Margaret Ann’s psyche?
  3. What do you think actually happens to Margaret Ann on the night of December 20? Where has she gone and how did she get there?
  4. When Frondamein tells Arwyn the story of Elwei and Arnuin, does this remind you of anything that has happened to Arwyn thus far during her adventure in Bensor? What might Elwei and Arnuin have to do with Arwyn?
  5. Is there anything ironic about Loralon’s personality? How does her way of viewing things compare/contrast to that of her husband’s?
  6. Who is Eliendor, really?
  7. What is the significance of the vision Arwyn sees when the Gifts of Old are bestowed upon her?
  8. What is the significance of Arwyn’s ring?
  9. Can you name the instances of foreshadowing in the story?
  10. How is the issue of racism addressed in the story?
  11. What are the psychological factors from Draigon’s past that have contributed to his brutality, lust for power, and hatred of the elves?
  12. How has Arwyn grown by the end of the book?
  13. Do you think Arwyn will ultimately feel more at home in an elven city, or will she discover that her home is truly among mortals?
  14. Speculate on what will happen next with Arwyn’s relationship with Galamir and her role in the Alliance.
  15. What is the significance of the quote from Romans 8 at the beginning of the book?