Fall into the magic, action and ever spiraling chaos that is the Knights of Enmity!
Never had there been a time when enmity did not exist between Man and Angels. During the time of the Light Wars, the ancient Order of the Grigori blessed 9 sons of Adam with the power to
defeat Gabriel’s hordes. The 9 founded the first of the 33 Orders of Man who swore to protect Earth from the wrath of Heaven.
Rufus Sosius, leads the degenerative Black Knights of the Order of Magia Chaotica; the most powerful of the 33 Orders of Man. While each Knight has taken a vow to maintain the balance of light and darkness in the world while upholding the will of the Council of 9, they find themselves ensnared in the drama of life as a series of bad decisions and fleshly weaknesses creates enmity between the Orders.
Dante the Seer has a vision of the coming war and warns Rufus Sosius of the Prophet’s erred interpretation which lead him to the idea of awakening the sheeple, the common man, to the world of magic. Against the advice of the Council, the Prophet awakens the masses but quickly finds out he was wrong by doing so.
As agitation amongst the Orders rises, Heaven has sounded the horns of the Reckoning as foretold in Revelation. Heaven descends upon the lower realms, it is Lord Samedi and his Barons who meet Heaven’s swords with their own.
About the Author
When she’s not lurking in the depths of Purgatory, you can find Sédrie Danielle at a local coffee shop overdosing on caffeine. She has earned undergraduate degrees in history and anthropology, which if anything, has taught her to write and study. Sédrie Danielle has been writing for the past ten years and produced six novels and about two dozen short stories. Realizing that life is short, she decided to let the world share her love of diversity, fictional carnage and mysticism. After years of studying and practicing the occult, she converted to Christianity but continues to embrace different belief systems which has shaped her as a writer.
What is your book about?
Heaven has opened its gates, and the angels have been given the order to begin the reckoning of Earth, to bring about Heaven on Earth. This process however, will be the end of the world as we know it. The 33 Orders of Man are magicians who were taught the magic of Heaven to defend the Earth against it. But, like all humans, they are subject to weak desires and poor decisions lead to enmity amongst the Orders. Essentially, the book is about life. The struggles of the weakness of man through the lives of those given great power.
How did you come up with the concepts for the book?
Studying anthropology in college allowed me to dive into spiritual walks of life practiced all over the world. The 33 Orders of Man are based on real life magical and spiritual paths practiced by millions. Being a child of countless pastors and clergymen, as well as master masons, I have created this world that embodies all that I have been taught regarding spiritual matters.
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What inspired you to write this novel?
There is a lack of diversity in the fantasy and science fiction genres. I love the epics such as Lord of the Rings, and the Urban Fantasies such as Twilight but they lack diverse voices. I think that as a society, we are past having the one minority on the team. It is my hope that in the Knights of Enmity series, that everyone will find that one character that they can identify with. Be it Solon the gay alchemist, D’Artagnan the passionate Jamaican Knight or Bibi the beautiful mixed beauty with daddy issues. In the writing world, diversity is also subjective, but in my world it is what it is.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
I strive to become a better writer each day. I set daily goals each day and I am often upset at myself when I don’t see them through. But after the release of the book, I plan on attending events and workshops which will give me even more exposure to the literary world and help me hone in on talents I have yet to uncover.
What other things are you currently working on?
The first three books in the series are completed, but I am also working on novellas for the series which will dive into the lives and side missions of the Knights. I am also finishing an unnamed sci fi novel.
Where do you write?
To be honest, I do a lot of writing in bed with my headphones on. I find myself too distracted at coffee shops.
How many times was your manuscript rejected?
Knights of Enmity has been rejected roughly 54 times by various publishing houses and agents. I received a lot of good info during this rejection period which helped me improve the manuscript each time I submitted it. Many of my rejection letters were positive, but because my book is unique, they felt it wasn’t a good fit for their respective markets.
How can readers reach you?
You may visit my website: www.driesworld.com or you can follow me on Twitter @SedrieDanielle, on Instagram @driesworld and Facebook @SedrieDanielle.
(Author interview originally posted here)