Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sharon Dow's "Satan's Throne"


Title: Pergamum: Satan’s Throne
Publisher:Deep River Books, a Christian Publishing company in Oregon.

Cover blurb: After Antipas (first book) is martyred at the altar to Zeus for his outspoken convictions on Christ, the remaining Christians in Pergamum must flee for their lives. With the Roman emperor’s grip tightening, evil forces behind the scenes aim to root out the growing followers of The Way and destroy the church. Marcus and Paulus, brothers of the martyred Antipas, have chosen different paths. Marcus, a brute temple guard, remains loyal to Zeus, who many attest is the one true god of Pergamum. Paulus follows in Antipas’ footsteps as one who fearlessly proclaims the Gospel. Enraged, Marcus disowns his brother and swears him as enemy. A battle for the fate of Pergamum is inevitable. In this sequel to the heart-pounding Antipas: Martyr, Sharon Dow continues the vibrant story of persecuted Christians banding together within the sinister walls of Pergamum, the very lair of Satan’s throne. Who will be saved and who will choose the easy way out? Amid the rubble, will the new Christians emerge victorious, with their faith strong and vital?

1) How did this story come to you? 
When I completed the manuscript for Antipas: Martyr, I was so attached to the characters that I wanted to know what happened to them. Thus was born Pergamum: Satan’s Throne, the sequel.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. 
I entered the manuscript in the Deep River Books 2012 writing contest. It received an award of merit and I was offered a contract. I accepted!

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. 
1. I love politics and follow the American elections as well as the Canadian ones. I’ve always had a secret desire to be involved. 
2. I have also had the desire to spend a year above the Arctic Circle to experience total light and total darkness. I almost went there to teach when I graduated. 
3. I would love to have tea with the Queen!

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you? 
I am currently working on another Biblical novel titled, Huldah: Prophetess. Huldah was the prophetess who identified the scriptures found in the temple when Josiah was King. It is approximately 80% complete.

5) Parting comments? 
I hope to write and publish at least 10 books. I have the ideas and titles for them and a little written for each one.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? 
I have a website http://www.sharondow.ca.  I am also on facebook.