A Forgery of Roses Book Club Readalong Day 7!By: OwlCrate . Photo By: @grumplstiltskin
Welcome back to the final day of our book club readalong for OwlCrate's March book, A Forgery of Roses!
Just a reminder that this will be a SPOILER discussion for Chapters 38 to the end of A Forgery of Roses, so make sure you read are finished the book before continuing.
Discussion questions are listed below, and anyone who participates in the comments will be entered to win a free OwlCrate box! Don't forget, you can also post about the readalong on Instagram with the hashtag #OCAForgeryOfRoses for another chance to win! I will be selecting winners on Wednesday, April 27th.
The story concludes...
After imploring Vincent not to do this, as it won’t heal Ameline’s pain, Vincent tells Myra he has no decision then. He moves to restrain her and although she attempts to flee, in the end she is overpowered. He takes her to a secret room on the fifth floor and explains that he has been researching Prodigies for years and he was the one who took her mother. He accidentally killed her when trying to remove her fervora, wanting to take her magic for himself when she also refused to help him. He also killed her father when he discovered Vincent disposing of her mother’s body. He produces a necklace with three pendants from under his shirt, and opening each one to reveal a piece of paper, he is able to transform into the people depicted on each. One, is Nigel, who he also killed, and the other, Wilburt Harris Jr.
Will explains how he managed to deceive everyone as he starts to paint Myra’s portrait, with an aim to sever her from her fervora. Having an idea, Myra uses the bloody hands bound behind her to start painting a picture of Will, but instead of removing his fervora, she paints it as simply being disconnected from the sevren. She keeps him talking, but when he’s done his painting he realizes she’s up to something. In the ensuing struggle, Myra is able to set her magic free in her painting, cutting off Will from his magic. It is then she hears a voice calling for her. August.
August storms into the room and knocks Will unconscious, soon followed by his father, mother and servants. Myra tells the governor the whole tale, who she really is and what she was doing there. Again Mrs. Harris claims she’s lying, but when she asks August to back her up he refuses, telling the governor that Myra is telling the truth. He gathers the bleeding Myra into his arms and as he leaves the room he tells his father that he is ashamed to be a Harris.
Myra slowly wakes up in a hospital, August by her side. He tells her that they were able to get Lucy emergency surgery for a perforated bowel, and that she is getting better, but isn’t out of the woods. He reveals that he blackmailed his father to pay for her hospital stay, and that Will is being held but still hasn’t been turned in. Myra asks August to get her some painting supplies so she can try to help fix more of what the doctors have already done for Lucy.
The doctor gives Myra leave to go see Lucy using a wheelchair. August sets up her painting supplies and she gets to work using, and trusting, her magic to heal Lucy. It works.
Myra is visited in the hospital by Mrs. Harris, who hands over the agreed upon money because in the end Myra did restore Will to her. She warns Myra to be very careful, but Myra holds her ground.
August returns days later revealing to Myra that he told his parents he wouldn’t agree to the betrothal to Felicity. He also asks her to accompany him to a literary symposium where he wants to submit his work (without giving a public address of course) and when Myra pushes back, bringing up their very different lives, August is able to convince her that the life he wants is the one with her in it.
A month later Will accompanies Myra to the holding facility where Will is being held. She goes in to talk to him alone, asking him to reveal where he disposed of her parents’ bodies. Instead he answers that he will get out and what she has done to him will not go unanswered.
- That was the book! Were you surprised by "Vincent's" twist?
- Did you enjoy the book overall? How about the ending?
- This book is a standalone, but would you want to read more from this world?
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