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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shawna Ryan, a wonderful and very special human being writes about what she knows. Ever consistent and unwavering in her approach to her work, and somewhat of a perfectionist until she gets it 100% perfect, perhaps an attribute and acquired skill whilst learning the disciplines studying for her law degree, has produced another wonderful literary creation in the form of her “KINGDOM Series project, and certainly deserves to be read.
Shawna Ryan was born and raised in the Northwest, United States. After obtaining her law degree, she was a corporate attorney and a trial attorney. She retired from practice so she would have time to write. She has always been interested in the philosophies of religion and enjoys researching and writing about the histories behind them. She is a descendant of Catholics, Mormons, Methodists, Baptists, and other Protestants and tries to be both critical and objective about them all.
The inspirations for the research that led to the “KINGDOM” project were Shawna’s great grandmothers, who converted to Mormonism in 1854 and who were among the first European converts to immigrate to Utah. Some of the anecdotes on which KINGDOM was based are theirs.
It gives us therefore great pleasure in proudly being able to present Shawna Ryan to readership not only in the USA, but globally. As Shawna is not new to writing and has already achieved to produce a very compelling Trilogy which has drawn some very positive critique from appreciative quarters. The “KINGDOM” series is Shawna’s fourth thriller. She is also the author of Destiny’s Damned, Satan’s Scat, and Triumvirate of the Damned, a thriller trilogy.
Douglas Preston, author of Blasphemy, et. al. said of the trilogy: “Destiny Damned “ series by Shawna Ryan is an outstanding trilogy — shocking and fast-paced, full of interesting characters, twists, turns and surprises. I highly recommend it.” The ForeWord CLARION Reviews said that Triumvirate of the Damned is a multi-layered story that surpasses the predictable formulaic religious conspiracy thrillers that currently glut the market.”
Patricia Harrington, Mystery author, said: In Satan’s Scat, the second book in Shawna Ryan’s thriller trilogy, the author continues the page turner pace she established in Destiny’s Damned. ForeWord CLARION Reviews said of the trilogy: “Despite the immediate similarities to the works of Dan Brown, Ryan has created a truly thrilling and entertaining series that is as original and insightful as anything in the genre.”
In researching the material for “KINGDOM”, Shawna utilized her skills as an attorney. The inspirations for the research that led to “KINGDOM” were her great grandmothers, who converted to Mormonism in 1854 and who were among the first European converts to immigrate to Utah. Some of the anecdotes on which “KINGDOM” Series was based are theirs.
We have included a Synopsis (below) for your attention, and Author Biography, as well as a Chapter Summary as per attachment. We are able to provide you with a copy of the completed manuscript upon your request.
We urge all discerning readers of fine books offering suspense, tension and thrills, and a birdseye view into the lives of the characters the “KINGDOM Series Book One & Two embraces, to purchase a copy without delay.
ABOUT “KINGDOM” Book One
Kingdom Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2206 KB
- Print Length: 371 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Solstice Horizons (March 19, 2014)
- Genre: Adult Fiction/historial Thriller
Mormon Fundamentalists are fulfilling their Prophet’s dream: – slicing a Kingdom out of the United States.
To build its Kingdom, the Church demands its men murder and torture men, women and children of all religions, even its own. Mormon priests require from Church members complete and utter obedience to every order they issue. The penalty for refusal is torture and death. The Mormons openly claim as their territory most of the United State territories west of the Rocky Mountains. They threaten and abuse Federal officials and judges. They drive out Gentiles.
The Mormons declare war on the United States and President Buchanan sends an army against them. To ensure the loyalty of Church members, the Church conducts a reign of terror against its members, reorganizing a group of vigilante murderers they once called the Sons of Dan to ritually kill anyone who disobeys or is disloyal. The revived Sons of Dan murder Gentiles as well.
ABOUT “KINGDOM” Book Two
Kingdom Book 2 Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1442 KB
- Print Length: 353 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1625262221
- Publisher: Solstice Shadows (May 22, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 22, 2015
- Publication Date: March 19, 2014
- Genre: Adult Fiction/historial Thriller
Requiring their men to murder men, women and children, including their own, for salvation, the Mormons plot to fulfill their Prophet’s dream: – to slice a Kingdom of their own out of the United States
In the present: Wayne has developed the protocol for achieving their Prophet’s dream. Yet his co-conspirators ritually murder him and kidnap his wife, Kim. Kim’s sister, attorney Sharon Marshall, hunts for them with Alex Caldwell, a New York Post investigative reporter, and Kevin James, an authority on mythology. The only object stolen from Wayne and Kim’s house is an urn with Egyptian hieroglyphics. The only clue to their disappearances is a gold medallion Wayne was hiding, even from Kim.
Hank Blanchard, a Gentile friend of Wayne’s, is attacked by one of the fundamentalists. He stabs his attacker, is jailed for it, and is murdered in his cell. As Sharon, Alex and Kevin search for Wayne and Kim, they, too, are hunted.
Mormon priests require from Church members complete and utter obedience to every order they issue. The penalty for refusal is torture and death. The Mormons openly claim as their territory most of the United State territories west of the Rocky Mountains. They threaten and abuse Federal officials and judges. They drive out Gentiles. The Mormons declare war on the United States, and President Buchanan sends an army against them. To ensure the loyalty of Church members, the Church conducts a reign of terror against its members, reorganizing a group of vigilante murderers they once called the Sons of Dan to ritually kill anyone who disobeys or is disloyal. In the present, the Sons of Dan have revived and murder Gentiles as well.
“KINGDOM” Book Two
By Shawna Ryan
Published by Solstice Shadows.
“Interweaving 1850s Utah with various present-day locales, this sequel continues the bloody back story of religious extremists as they battle to create the 21st century’s “perfect” race. Combining all the tropes of mainstream action-adventure, this book delivers a bloody fusillade of murder, betrayal, historically rooted agendas, and contemporary political corruption. Part Clive Cussler, part Michael Crichton, with just a dash of Thomas Harris….”– Kirkus Reviews