Today, I’m celebrating a book birthday! The Hidden Deep released on this day in 2013, making this its second anniversary.
Fun Fact: In my original manuscript, the book’s title was The Chained Deep.
Fun Fact: The publisher changed the book cover before printing. Apparently, they decided Prissie would look better in green! ; )
As per usual, I’ll do a small prize drawing. There are ten postcards up for grabs and some Threshold Series bookmarks. I have a handful of ways to take part:
Review. If you haven’t yet reviewed The Hidden Deep and do so before our drawing, I’ll drop your name in the proverbial hat!
Tweet. Since Twitter is my social media of choice, I’d love it if you were to tweet a quote or picture related to The Hidden Deep! I’m @ChristaKinde on Twitter … and I’ll retweet you!
Favorite Moment. Do you have a favorite scene or quote? Share it!
Pin a Costume. Halloween happens during The Hidden Deep, and all of West Edinton turns out for their annual Harvest Festival. What costume would you wear to a town-wide masquerade party? Or … how would you have one of our cast members dress up? Pin your choices to the Reader Show-and-Tell ♥ group board. Not yet a part of the group? Link me to your profile in the comments below so I can get you added!
Discussion Questions. Did you know there are questions at the end of each book in the Threshold Series? Here’s the list from Book 2: The Hidden Deep. Choose one to answer, and you’ll get another chance at our prizes. (You’re very much welcome to answer more than one, but it’ll still be just one chance.)
1. In the first chapter of The Hidden Deep, Prissie admits to herself that overlooking Koji’s bizarreness is easy because she knows he’s an angel. But what if he’d been a regular boy? Do you avoid people who are different? Do you consider yourself one of the different ones?
2. What makes someone trustworthy?
3. What does your name mean? Do you have a nickname? Would you like a new name? In Revelation 2:17, one of the promises God makes to the one who overcomes is, “I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.” If you have a Bible and you’re curious, what other very special thing is promised in this verse?
4. Prissie’s afraid of heights. Is there something that frightens you? Makes you nervous?
5. In Chapter 3, Prissie shows admirable courage in standing up to a bully. Why is that so hard to do?
6. Do you know what it’s like to be lonely in a crowd?
7. Family traditions can be big or small. Grandpa Pete and Aunt Ida planned and planted a garden together. The Pomeroys always attend Neil’s home games. The town’s fall festival has become a family tradition. So is the annual preparations for the Christmas production of Handel’s Messiah. Does your family do things that have become your traditions?
8. Do you enjoy dressing up in a costume? What makes a masquerade fun? What’s your ideal costume?
9. Have you ever said something you wished you could take back? Is there any excuse for hurting someone with your words? Do we make excuses anyhow? Do they make you feel any better? Can anything make it better?
10. When Tad’s looking for the missing thingamabob for his car, he points out that his missing thingamabob isn’t any more important than the rest. “I need them all in the right place if this old thing is ever going to make it out of the shed.” Are you part of something bigger? Who’s important to you? Who are you important to?
11. Prissie’s apology at the end of Chapter 11 is rejected. The next time she says she’s sorry, Ransom believes her. What changed?
12. What makes Koji’s friendship with Prissie so unusual?
The prize drawing will take place at noon (PDT) on Friday, May 1.