I am pleased to announce
that LITERARY ROAD PRESS has acquired the print and e-book rights for WAKING GOD BOOK
I: THE JOURNEY BEGINS and the long awaited WAKING GOD BOOK II: THE SACRED ROTA.
WAKING GOD was initially released
in 2006 and garnered great reviews. New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony
called it a “provocative novel, part thriller, part religion…a fast moving story with thriller aspects that should
make you think.” AVATAR SPIRITUAL AWARD winning author Marvin Wilson called it “deeply thought provoking and spiritually
inspiring.” Christopher Friesen said it was “epic in scope.”
Award winner Nina Osier said, “I will want to read the rest of this speculative fiction trilogy for sure.” The
re-release of this controversial novel is set for October 2008.
The second book in the trilogy,
THE SACRED ROTA, continues the epic spiritual saga as the world heads for a clash
between the forces of light and dark. The uniqueness of this trilogy is that
reality has been turned on its head. The Archangel Michael is on the path of
keeping humanity’s body, mind and soul enslaved in traditional religious dogma while Mantrella (a.k.a. Lucifer, the
Light Bringer), champions the notion of human freedom of thought, choice and responsibility.
Once again Piers Anthony agreed to review the second book of the trilogy and this is part of what he had to say:
“I am agnostic, with no belief in the supernatural, but as before, I found portions of the discussion more interesting
than the action. Here's when Lucifer harangues an Archangel: “You create demons and false hopes of redemption. You build them mighty temples
and give with one hand and slaughter with the other. You have kept them separate and ignorant and give just enough to
raise empty hopes. You destroy their prophets and burn their seers. If they question, you put them to the rack
and crush all semblance of free thought. You give them a doctrine of poverty and offer riches in your fantasy heaven.
Kill in the name of god and your treasure shall be immeasurable. You divide them and thus conquer them, and tell them
they have no responsibility but to be good sheep and to follow your demented dictates.” This strikes me as an
apt description of global religion. I was intrigued by the Tarot discussion, because I did some research there, thirty
years ago, when writing Tarot and devising my own 100 card Animation Tarot deck, because the established decks are
clearly incomplete. I conjecture that one author in this collaboration knows how to write, and the other knows his occult
lore, because they clearly have done their Tarot homework. So this is a novel worth reading, but it will help to have
an open mind.”
Katrina Stiles, an avid follow of the series said, “I have waited for some time, the arrival of this
book and it was well worth the wait. Philip Harris and Brian Doe have done what no other authors have. They have captured
what perhaps just might be the behind the scenes of what goes on in our world each and every day and they bring it to light
for the rest of us to see. This is not just a story but a learning experience. What an amazing read. Can't wait for the next
one!” Katrina Stiles,WritingWithStiles, Book Reviewer
Another follower of the series
is award winning author, Nina Osier. Nina says, “Once again authors Doe and
Harris draw together the whole range of humankind's myths and spiritual beliefs, and use those threads to weave a story no
one else could have imagined. The tale twists and turns, with new puzzles popping up even as those from the first book resolve
(at least in part), until WAKING GOD II ends with a cliffhanger that may just make you want to
scream. Scream for the next and final installment, that is...!--Reviewed by Nina M. Osier, author of the Fictionwise
bestselling FARTHINGHOME Trilogy.
press expects to have the print version of the SACRED ROTA available after the
first of the year with the ebook version possibly available in December 2008.
Philip Harris, the co-author of the series, said he is thrilled to have a new home for the trilogy. “Literary Road Press is dedicated to the voice of independent authors, a much needed voice in an age
where literature is dominated and controlled by the few,” Harris said. “I
truly believe that this series is a must read for anyone who is confused by the current state of world affairs. The novels take you on a spiritual journey that borders on prophecy as events depicted have come very close
to foreshadowing world events. For those who are trapped by religious dogma and
have any interest in the upcoming 2012 phenomenon, the WAKING GOD books will show
you who is behind global turmoil and help you plot a path of escape.”