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The Starless Sea Readalong #5 ~ The Owl King

! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for Book 5 - The Owl King of The Starless Sea. So unless you’ve read the chapters, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !

-S P O I L E R S-





Let me screech and flail around

And then, page 327 with Allegra's painting and our very own BnB rendition of it-


    Okay Mirabel (I know she's fate but I'm sticking to calling her Mirabel) is badass. I especially loved her dialogues here 'cause *squeals*

"We have to rescue Ezra's boyfriend because apparently that's what we do"

"I love you but I will not sit here and wait for this story to change. I am going to make it change."

     OMG Dorian! The Starless Sea is honey!! Of course it is. Eleanor saved him. I love how she willed the ship into existence because she wanted to go exploring! Also loved what she said - "Important things hurt sometimes." #emotional

       Allegra is finally dead but I also felt really sorry for her? She's the kind of villain who truly believes she's doing the right thing and she did want to protect the place. 

     And I get it now! Mirabel had to be created outside of time and that is why our poor str crossed lovers had that ordeal with the room! Also I loved how Mirabel told Ezra not to blame fate for everything lol! 

And oh Ezra found Simon! And at page 373, We have the most gorgeous enamel pin of ever with Simon saying "We are all stardust and stories"

Poor Simon, having lost his arm and memories of himself. I really hopes him and Eleanor unite again. 

And ARRGHHH the innkeeper gave Dorian the heart! But as Mirabel is Fate and she is alive, what is the point of the heart? I need answers


I loved loved her meeting with Ms.Rawlins and when Mrs.Rawlins told about two sons and that basically means her Son and her Son in law I was crying happily and her quote too!

"Be brave. Be bold. Be loud. Never change for anyone nut yourself." JUST SHE'S AWESOME.

And we finally get to see the whole history of "He tried to kill me once" between Mirabel and Ezra!

-L E T    U S   D I S C U S S -

What do you think Ezra and Dorian have to do now?

Uma @books.bags.burgers  is a crazy albeit nice book dragon who when not decoding the human existence in secret labs, spends the day bemoaning her lack of pastel books and trying to make sure her TBR doesn't kill her overnight.


  • Chanel

    Book 5:

    Yes, I know I’m late to the party since the readalong is already over, but I shall continue on and finish reading The Starless Sea very soon!

    This book has been a journey unlike any other! The stor-ception is surreal and so well done, it boggles my mind that someone actually managed to write something like this.

    I’m a little confused between the Mirabel being the Moon or Fate. Ezra called her Fate, and she seemed to accept that, but Dorian called her the Moon aka the Innkeeper’s wife. They couldn’t possibly be the same person or entity? The Moon and Fate are different, right? Or are there any connotations that I missed out on??? Also, OF COURSE, the Starless Sea is made of honey! Allegra’s death was quick in the story, but still horrifying when you think of how bad it was for Dorian, even though he managed to survive it! While Allegra was with us for a brief period of time, she was a bit of a angel Gabriel when it came down to her extremist thoughts and ideals. Finding Simon as the man lost in time was something I was mildly surprised by because I really thought it was Ezra who was possibly lost in time!

    Also, it’s been 2 WHOLE YEARS?! I knew that time was going by but this barely felt like a month and whooooosh, there goes time! 100 points to Ms. Rawlins for being so progressive and cute about the Son-in-law thing, how we wish all parents were this supporting! I guess this only means one thing, wedding bells and suits for Dorian and Ezra!

    The progress of their relationship was subtle and steady, and suddenly fast forwarded, which kinda was a bit tedious because sometimes I was unsure myself whether I was reading too much into their interactions and, I’m really glad I wasn’t. Though, I really wish there were more moments spent between them than just the two of them reminiscing about their brief encounters. I’m guessing this was somehow supposed to emphasise the “destined” notion of their meeting and relationship? Maybe they will run into each other and meet at a half way point in the map or, perhaps, the map leads Ezra to Dorian’s location?! Their portrait was a wonderful edition to the story and it really gave us a face to our beloved characters!

    I’m still holding my breath with the whole martyr aspect of this story because plots like these always, always sprung a sudden death of a significant character on you (Yes, I’m pointing at you John Green!), and I really hope we don’t have to go through any of that trauma!

    Great job to everyone who is done reading the book, and good luck to those who are still lacking behind and trying to finish the book! Book 6 is the last part to The Starless Sea, so, all aboard this dreamy reality!

  • Belinda Smith

    The Keeper is the innkeeper?!?! And Mirabel is the Fate?!?! WHAT?! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

    The cats are safe!!! Phew~~~
    The painting is ridiculous!!! Was that the last painting Allegra did before leaving???
    The art print is soo amazing!!!🔥🔥
    The keeper was the pirate…. seeing someone u love for in front of you so many times is hurting to even imagine..
    So Mirabel was the painter Zachary’s mom met… makes sense….

    The woman in the ship is Eleanor?? Is it the same ship Dorian and Zachary saw through the telescope??? Thank god Dorian is still alive!! And yes!! I love the name Dorian too!!!💕😍💕💕

    Allegra wanted to be an acolyte?! She wanted the bee tattoo??? It felt like she died so soon…

    The owl king on his back?!

    Mirabel is Fate… not the moon? Or was the moon and the sun story a version of the time and fate story? 🤯

    Run Zachary Run!!! Birds are scary!!!!

    Willing for things to appear… Starless sea is an amazingly glorious place!!!
    The INN!!! It is in the Starless Sea!!!!

    The darkness – weird monster thing was soo rude…. it called Zachary a fool yo stay in and read instead of going out! HOW DARE YOU?! Everything it said was soo creepy….. it is self doubt which is the worst ever thing to do to anyone!!!
    Zachary found SIMON!! Or Simon found Zachary?! Either way…. Simon is found!!!🎊🎉

    The nightmares were of Eleanor’s?! OMG!

    Poor Simon…. he wandered off from his story and when he tried to enter it again, he was hurt…🥺🥺🥺 now he wanders without even remembering his name….🥺🥺🥺🥺

    If the innkeeper is in the starless sea with his wife(?) , then the keeper and Mirabel?

    The pin is amazing!!! It is the best ever!!! BnB sets a bar and knocks it out of the park every time!!😍😍😍

    Kat and Ms. Rawlins interaction was GOLD!!! It was sooo beautiful to read!!! When she said , I was to have two boys and Zachary was going to bring her another son …. I cried!!! I love her!!!💓💓💓

  • Suparna Dey

    Firstly ,okay so Mirabel and Keeper ,they are really together… Like together forever…Literally !!!!!! I didn’t see that coming but, it’s really romantic 😍. I am glad Dorian is alive and Starless Sea is actually sea of Honey !!! Yum!! But too much sweetness is sometimes overwhelming. But when will Zachary and Dorian find each other??? I’m eagerly waiting for them to be together ☹️. I loved Zachary’s mom, I think Dorian will love her too. I’m really praying that Simon and Eleanor somehow will be reunited.And that art print is gorgeous ,so beautiful and equally velvety like the tarot cards. And the pin is my most favourite part of the box after the book. I’m in love with it ❤️. Waiting to read book 6 eagerly.

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