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Extras

EXTRAS


MAP of the ISKARI world

Illustrated by Elsa Kroese

 
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Downloadable phone Backgrounds

carry Roa & Asha with you wherever you go.

 
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Discussion questions

for The Last Namsara


Please be aware this discussion guide contains spoilers.

1.     In the world of The Last Namsara, stories are powerful, dangerous things that lure dragons. Do you think that stories in our world can be powerful or dangerous? Why or why not?

2.     What are the importance of stories in Asha’s life? Are there any stories that are or have been important to you in your life?

3.     Is the god Namsara good and the god Iskari evil? Or is it more complicated than that? Why or why not?

4.     How has Asha’s history and relationship with her father affected who she is and how she sees herself?

5.     Why does Asha save Torwin and Shadow in the pit knowing she endangers herself by doing so? In what ways is she endangering herself?

6.     How does Asha’s mind begin to change about Torwin, the dragons, and scrublanders? Is there anyone in your life who you’ve pre-judged, and then changed your mind about? Have you ever changed your mind about big, important things? How does this happen, do you think?

7.     More than anything, Asha wants to hunt down the First Dragon so she can be redeemed for the wicked things she did as a child. Does she succeed in the end and get redeemed? Why or why not?

8.     How is the way Asha sees herself at the beginning of the book different from how she sees herself at the end? What contributed to this change, do you think?

9.  In the beginning of the book, Asha has a lot of shame over who she is and what she’s good at (telling stories). Have you ever been ashamed of something you loved or something you couldn’t change about yourself? What is something you can do to help you not be ashamed of that thing, but proud of it instead?

10.  The book ends with: “Maybe everyone did have a song in them—or a story. One all their own. If that were so, Asha had found hers. And here she stood at the beginning of it.” What do you think this means?

 

LISTEN

A conversation with Franny Billingsley

(The Seminary Co-Op Podcast)

 
 

VIDEOS

The STory Behind The Last NAmsara and The Caged Queen :

Official book Trailers for The Last Namsara:

French Book Trailer:

Brazilian Book Trailer:


Art inspired by the Iskari Series


 
Secret dust jacket poster of Asha, illustrated by Elsa Kroese

Secret dust jacket poster of Asha, illustrated by Elsa Kroese

Roa and Dax in the sandstorm (from The Caged Queen). Cover image for the Dutch edition, illustrated by Elsa Kroese.

Roa and Dax in the sandstorm (from The Caged Queen). Cover image for the Dutch edition, illustrated by Elsa Kroese.

Sigils for the Old One and the Dragon King, illustrated by  Kako

Sigils for the Old One and the Dragon King, illustrated by Kako

Asha and Kozu, illustrated by Julia Iredale

Asha and Kozu, illustrated by Julia Iredale

The goddess Iskari, illustrated by Julia Iredale.

The goddess Iskari, illustrated by Julia Iredale.

Roa, Essie, and the Skyweaver’s Knife (from The Caged Queen). Illustrated by Elsa Kroese.

Roa, Essie, and the Skyweaver’s Knife (from The Caged Queen). Illustrated by Elsa Kroese.

Asha and Kozu, illustrated by  Dark and Beautiful Art

Asha and Kozu, illustrated by Dark and Beautiful Art

Asha illustrated by  monolime , comissioned by  Bookish Teas .

Asha illustrated by monolime, comissioned by Bookish Teas.

Chapter designs for the Brazilian edition ( A Caçadora de Dragões) , illustrated by  Kako

Chapter designs for the Brazilian edition (A Caçadora de Dragões), illustrated by Kako

The god Namsara, illustrated by Julia Iredale.

The god Namsara, illustrated by Julia Iredale.

Character card of Asha, illustrated by Judit Mallol

Character card of Asha, illustrated by Judit Mallol

Character card of Torwin, illustrated by Judit Mallol

Character card of Torwin, illustrated by Judit Mallol