'Together We Burn' Book Club Readalong Day 6!

By: OwlCrate . Photo By: @maeganisreading

Welcome back to the penultimate day of our book club readalong for OwlCrate's June book, Together We Burn!

Just a reminder that this will be a SPOILER discussion for Chapters 26-31 of Together We Burn, so make sure you read are finished this section 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 #OCTogetherWeBurn for another chance to win!

The story continues...

Chapter 26:
A mob of hundreds of people, led by Martina, forms outside of La Giralda protesting the upcoming fight. Zarela attempts to go outside to face them, but Arturo intervenes.

Chapter 27:
The next morning Zarela’s father appears at her door, telling her to come with him. He takes her outside, where La Giralda has been badly vandalized by the Asociación. Everyone, including Arturo, comes together to clean the mess, passersby jeering at them as they do so.

Later that evening, they all come together to eat and drink, Arturo joining them. Eventually, Zarela’s father tells Arturo it’s time he leaves, and once he does tells Zarela that Arturo is not for her. He also suggests it’s time for them to find a new place to live, to cancel the fight, perhaps Zarela find someone to marry. Zarela leaves in anger, needing to get out, and in the stables comes across Arturo. He mounts his horse and puts his hand out to her, pulling her up in front of him.

Chapter 28:
Arturo takes her not to the ranch as she expected, but into the woods to the mouth of a cave. Here he has been both living and nurturing a dragon that he found as an egg, now fully grown. Telling Zarela to keep calm, he climbs onto the dragon’s back, convincing Zarela to get on with him. They fly, but when they land Arturo rejects her after a kiss, but begs her to stay and talk to him as a friend.

Chapter 29:
They talk, revealing to each other some facts about themselves. Zarela “spends the night.” ;) He tells her he has a secret that he will reveal to her after the fight.

Chapter 30:
Zarela awakes the next morning to the dragon reentering the cave, falling asleep beside them. Zarela has an idea - instead of fighting the dragon in the ring, she will dance with it.

Back at La Giralda they show Zarela’s father what she is able to do, and it works astoundingly well. After the dance, the dragon retreats on its own to its cage, finding shade and water. Zarela runs after Arturo who is locking the dragon back up when they are confronted in the tunnel by her family. Hector arrives and is furious that Arturo is there, and it is finally revealed that Arturo was the Dragonador that failed to kill the dragon that killed Zarela’s mother. 



  1. Do you think Zarela's dance will draw a crowd? Do you think the event will continue without Arturo?
  2. Why do you think Zarela's father decided not to tell her who Arturo was?
  3. What are you predictions for the last section of the book?

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