Today, Summer of Indie met with Solomon Strange, author of eBook The Ebethusa, "a dark psychological chiller with a ghostly twist."
Some people claim that he has been around since the inception of The Knights Templar. He has reputedly appeared throughout history but has always remained an elusive figure, even to this day. Always appearing to be around 50 years of age, Solomon Strange has been allegedly linked to various occult figures including John Dee, Edward Kelley, Sir Francis Dashwood, Countess Elizabeth Bathory and Aleister Crowley to name but a few.
A very clever and influential man, it has been said that during his life he has been an instrumental member of several Kings' Courts throughout Europe and in the Middle East. His involvement with the notorious Hellfire Club is legendary.
When Ruth Simmons, a world renowned psychologist, is found horrifically mutilated, Mike Patterson returns for the funeral and continues with his former mentor’s research into an ancient tome containing sophisticated mathematical equations that some believe to be of extraterrestrial origin.
Patterson joins forces with Becky Simmons, the professor’s daughter, who believes that her mother has been murdered at the behest of Hugo de Chauncey, an antiquities dealer who is ruthless and highly intelligent. A battle of wills ensues, drawing them both into an unholy fight.
As dark secrets are exposed, the psychologist must decide whether the forces he is up against are genuinely malign or figments of imagination rooted in his own troubled past.
In a desperate, obsessive search for the truth, disturbing questions will confront him as he delves into the mysteries of The Ebethusa, a tome dating back to the Roman occupation of England, which contains Haemlach numerals that are reputed to have hidden terrifying powers, which de Chauncey claims to be able to control. But is Patterson victim of a Machiavellian game?
While time ticks away Mike will struggle with his own sanity as invincible entities, creatures driven by uncontrollable rage, seek him out. Or is it all a delusion?
In a race against time believer and skeptic will clash. Only one will survive.
After hearing about Solomon Strange's book, The Ebethusa, we had the chance to interview him and ask him some further questions.