Ever wonder how vampires and werewolves really evolved?
The Ordo Lupus Series: Vampires and werewolves that come out from Biblical settings or folklore and crash into 20th Century.
It's been a long time coming but at last I have published the third book in my Ordo Lupus series!
When I wrote Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate in 2010, I never expected the popularity that book would achieved. It is now being translated into Chinese, Spanish, French and German for release in early 2016.
This was my fourth book and I had never tried writing about the occult or paranormal before. But I love the old Hammer Horror movies, especially anything with werewolves and vampires and I have always been a big fan of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein since a teacher at school lent me a first edition.
I wouldn't say I am particularly well educated in the writing department but my father and his father were always deep thinkers – my father brought me up as a Buddhist – so we had about 3-4000 books in the house. I read about 3 books each week from the age of 3 until 30 and that's not an exaggeration. So when I gave up my life as a full-time musician in the 90s, writing books seemed an obvious thing to try.
I had written many songs and some very poor poetry and quickly found that the limitations I experienced as a song-writer, lack of space to develop a theme and the need to rhyme, were no longer rods for my back. And I found that my love of philosophy, the esoteric, religious and occult, all of which I had since a child, could find expression if I could channel them.
But that was the challenge!
I thought Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate came out fine. It had car chases, rooftop chases (my dad's particular favourite), a hint of time-travel and had the beginnings of a larger plot, wrapped around my own idea of werewolves and vampires. It has a great deal of tension because the main character has a bizarre relationship with evil; he is on the one hand extremely unlucky but he can also see evil before hit happens. He's a downtrodden and unlikely hero but people seem to like him!
His adversary is also his lover and those two seemingly contradictory elements are embodied in the witch, Georgina. She is somebody who lives on the edge, never sure herself whether she is good or bad. Many readers wrote to me asking if she would appear again. And with my ideas about lycanthropy developing, a second book seemed on the cards.
So then I wrote the second book, The Devil's Own Dice.
Georgina kidnaps a historian's wife and takes her back to the 13th Century. He follows and ends up in an oubliette, an inescapable dungeon where he is left to rot and die. Of course you will have to read the book to see what happens next but I will reveal that it includes a very accurate and dramatic depiction of the greatest battle of the 13th century, the Battle of Bouvines. I had great fun writing that! We also get to meet the seductive Herleva, mother of William the Conqueror and most powerful woman in Europe in her later life.
We go back to 1st Century Jerusalem, where the hero has only days to live. We meet Jesus Christ on the night before his Crucifixion – a scene that I had misgivings about writing and I hope I managed with the right amount of sensitivity – Templar Knights and a battle in the most bizarre setting I have come up with to date.
If anybody is bored or simply not taken in by the usual depictions of vampires and werewolves try my books. Both 'species' emerge from Biblical settings or folklore and crash into 20th Century story lines that should keep you on the edge of your seat.
I am also trying something different with this book. It is historically very accurate but some of the references will be obscure to the readers so I have placed live links in the actual text to a page on my blog, which has more information and links to Wikipedia articles too. I hope this will enrich the reader's experience. I suppose if you want a flavour of the book, you could do worse than click on this link and read some of the references: http://lazloferran.com/ordo-lupus-series/ordo-lupus-iii
My blog, on which I regularly do reveals and pass along more information about the background to my books, is here: http://www.lazloferran.com
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Promo Videos for:
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An immortal Greek mercenary abandons his quest to meet Christ in Jerusalem so he can rescue a dying archaeologist.
The mercenary, Zosimyache, is a libertine vampire who travels through time, aloof from mankind. He is looking for absolution but things become more complicated when he finds out that the archaeologist is a werewolf.
With only three days to live, the werewolf persuades Zosimyache to help him rescue his lover, the beautiful but treacherous witch, Georgina, from Hell.
But Zosimyache will get a bigger surprise than he could ever have imagined in the struggle to save Georgina.
A cosmological thriller that will open your eyes and close the book on the Ex Secret Agent trilogy, but Zosimyache's story will go on...
Can you face the fear of total darkness?
A psychic historian finds secret codes woven into an altar cloth and learns how to use the Temple Gates.
But on a skiing holiday, his crippled wife is kidnapped by the witch Georgina, now allied with a murderous sect, and taken back to medieval France in this taught, dark thriller.
He gambles with his life, chases the assassins and wakes up in an oubliette; a dungeon with no way out!
It's pitch black, he doesn't know his jailer or remember his name.
Could his captors be his arch-enemies; the Biblical shapeshifting Serpents?
The dice are loaded.
Where is he? Who put him here? How can he get out?
Can you face the fear... of total... darkness?
Shapeshifting, time travel and military conflict all come together in this richly plotted paranormal thriller
If you love the Da Vinci Code, you will adore The Devil's Own Dice.
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See Where It All Began...
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, vampire, notorious womaniser and author of erotic poetry, visits Bolsover Castle to take part in an occult ritual, a journey into Hades, the Underworld, to retrieve a great lost treasure in this paranormal thriller.
There is just one problem:
The treasure is guarded by Lilith, succubus and the Great Witch of Hades, and John will have to outwit her twelve times in a struggle of military prowess and bravery, using twelve medieval weapons.
John also has to endure the attentions of twelve beautiful demon women, set by Lilith to trap him, before he can finally reach the mysterious treasure.
He leaves behind him an account of his adventure and only three clues to the location of his grave.
John Wilmot, famous writer of 17th Century erotic poems and subject of the film The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp, makes an intriguing subject for this tale of the occult paranormal.
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