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Discussion Guide

The Splintered Beam: Inklings of a Different King (The New Seed)

By Charles Anthony Solorio

It is 1619. In England, Abraham lives under the rule of the oppressive King James. Voices in a recurring nightmare haunt him. Will he be able to escape his worst enemies and his hidden secrets to board a ship and reunite with his family?

 

In Africa, Pada lives under the rule of lawless rulers. Voices in a recurring nightmare haunt him. Will he be able to escape his worst enemies and his hidden secrets to rule in vengeance over his people’s enemies and marry the love of his life?

 

A cloaked entity both torments King James and provides the power he needs to sustain and spread his tenuous rule. Voices in a recurring nightmare and the paranoia of a coming assassin haunt him. Can he save himself and his people?


The Splintered Beam continues the epic story of the New Seed series, which reveals a thread of the stories of the hunted within the beautiful fabric of a larger story through all history. Who—or what—is revealing a human hunt hidden through the ages through the same shared nightmare?Can people be truly free?

This discussion guide was shared and sponsored in partnership with Dartfrog Books.

Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions to guide your next book club meeting.

Why do you believe Abraham's and Jonathan's plans were interrupted? Have your plans even been interrupted only to change the direction of your life?

What is Pada's primary focus, vengeance or Amara? In your own life, what factors (if any) compete against the love you have for others?

What was Abraham afraid of in Steven's house? Is there anything that you're running away from?