Welcome to The Island Library Book Club!
A virtual book club you can join from the comfort of your own home.
Each month we read a new book (or two) and meet on the last Sunday of the month at 4 pm (London timezone) to discuss.
If you don't fancy joining us in person, please feel free to read along and let us know your thoughts or any questions you'd like to be answered on Instagram, Twitter or use the contact form on our website.
MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH
BOOK CLUB MEETING 26.06.2022
THE I V O R Y KEY
By Akshaya Raman
Vira is desperate to get out of her mother's shadow and establish her legacy as a revered queen of Ashoka. But with the country's only quarry running out of magic - a precious resource that has kept Ashoka safe from conflict - she can barely protect her citizens from the looming threat of war. And if her enemies discover this, they'll stop at nothing to seize the last of the magic.
Vira's only hope is to find a mysterious object of legend: the Ivory Key, rumoured to unlock a new source of magic. But in order to infiltrate enemy territory and retrieve it, she must reunite with her siblings, torn apart by broken relationships and the different paths their lives have taken. Each of them has something to gain from finding the Ivory Key - and even more to lose if they fail. Ronak plans to sell it to the highest bidder in exchange for escape from his impending political and unwanted marriage. Kaleb, falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani, needs it to clear his name. And Riya, the runaway sibling who cut all family ties, wants the Key to prove her loyalty to the rebels who took her in.
They must work together to survive the treacherous journey. But with each sibling harbouring secrets and their own conflicting agendas, the very thing that brought them together could tear apart their family - and their world - for good.
How To Join The Book Club:
Our book club membership is £3 per month via Patreon. By joining, you can ask questions which are directly answered on the podcast, suggest ideas on the monthly book, and contribute to the conversation, as well as other benefits such as movie nights and quizzes. If you're not comfortable with attending in person, you can submit thoughts and feelings to the questions posed each week.
We wanted to create a book community from the safety of your home, so people felt a little less alone. Your contribution helps to keep the podcast running, and supports us as creators, with all money going towards making the Island bigger and better.