We’re thrilled to have here today Abaddon from Joseph Spencer’s new occult crime thriller, Wrage. Abaddon is an immortal angel of destruction who became King of the Eternal Abyss and is plotting to rally the Sons of Darkness from Purgatory to overthrow God and the Sons of Light.
It is a pleasure to have Abaddon with us today at Beyond the Books!
Thank you so for this interview, Abaddon. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
As the ruler of the Abyss, I implore the mindless sheep which inhabit the realm of man to stand up against their oppressors in Heaven. The Sons of Darkness have always been man’s most faithful supporters. We want the congregation of man to join us in our fight against the congregation of God. Men and women are sinful by nature. Unlike the congregation of God, we wish to accept you as you are. Embrace your sin and rebel against those who demand you deny yourself pleasure and those who demand you bow down and worship them for their so-called Savior.
My brethren and I are often portrayed as evil, but we offer man the chance to fulfill his desires. We offer man the chance to elevate themselves to Gods. That is what I want to set straight. If those looking down upon you from Heaven loved you so much, why would they make you suffer like they do? It’s because they don’t want you to rise so that you stay on your knees in awe of them.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
Joseph calls me names, and I can’t stand his portrayal. I’m called the beast. I’m called the monster. He makes it seem like Jeff Wrage didn’t want to bargain with me. Jeff asked for my help. He wanted to avenge his wife’s murderer, and I just asked him to hold up his end of the bargain. I’m no monster. I’m a fan of man. I want to show the realm of man its full potential. In any form of evolution, the weak die. I’m not afraid to kill the weak to make you stronger. Can’t you see that?
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
Please. I’m the King of Abyss. My power is limitless. I don’t have to justify myself to you. Invite me inside of you, and you’ll tremble at my power.
I never forgive. If you break a deal with me, I’ll make you pay for eternity. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
Since you sheep view me as the epitome of evil, you’d have to find the human equivalent. Donald Trump, perhaps?
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Haven’t you paid attention to this interview? I love the realm of man. That’s why I encourage them to overthrow their oppressors in Heaven.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
Nervous? Ha! I found my vessel. It played out exactly the way I planned.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
I wouldn’t like to be Jeff Wrage. He let the Archangel Michael fill him with lies. Jeff was so close to fulfilling his destiny. He’ll never know what I would’ve done for him.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
The Archangel Michael thought he could keep me from adding to my army. We know he’s wrong now, don’t we? Ha!
What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?
Joseph should worry about his soul. If he continues to call me names, I will make him pay for all of eternity in the afterlife.
Thank you for this interview, Abaddon. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Silly boys and girls, most of you will spend eternity with me. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
About the Book:
As more dark secrets come to light, the battle for souls pushes Prairieville to the brink of war in the living and supernatural realms.
Jeff Wrage swears a blood oath to Abaddon, the supernatural avenger of murder victims, to hunt the crooked cop who butchered his wife. Jeff wonders whether he can be the executioner Abaddon requires. Their pact throws the supernatural realm in chaos and threatens to trigger an apocalyptic fight for control of the afterlife between the Sons of Darkness and Sons of Light foretold in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Orlando Marino sees the death of Cyrus Black as his opportunity to restore the Marino family’s stronghold in Prairieville’s organized crime scene and become a mob kingpin. He unleashes a plague, turning its victims into mindless followers. Cyrus’ heir is busy rooting out a traitor and is unable to stop the coming turf war in the realm of man.
The fate of all rests with Homicide Detective Anna Duke, who steps into the shoes of her mentor while coming to terms with unrequited love. As she tries to clear the fallen hero’s name, she takes on a case where corpses go missing. Her new partner is reported dead. She learns the truth about her true identity and uncovers a trail of secrets questioning her tragic past. She journeys to avert the destruction of all creation.
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About the Author:
As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deductive logic of Sherlock Holmes, the heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for the tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer.
Before Joseph took to spinning his own tales, he pursued a career in print sports journalism, graduating summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He covered such events as NASCAR’s Subway 500 race in Martinsville, the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago, the Junior College World Series, and Minor League Baseball’s Midwest League All-Star Game during a ten-year career throughout the Midwest. Now, he works as an emergency telecommunications specialist with an Illinois police department. The combination of years of writing experience with a background working with law enforcement professionals gave rise to his writing aspirations.
Joseph was married to Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph is hard at work on the rest of the series. Book 2 – Wrage – was released June 1, 2013. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from “The Princess Bride”, “Rain Man”, “Bridesmaids”, and “Office Space.”
Visit his website at www.JosephBSpencer.com.