Solomon’s Portico – House of Blood
A Novel By Marion Sinclair-Simpson
The best fictions are rooted in truth and then once read and digested they take on a life of their own. The fictionalised characters become more real than our closest friends. This book is destined to become a classic modern romance intertwined with historical fiction thriller. Don’t let the name fool you the Gate of Solomon, or Solomon’s Portico is a synonym for the modern day church which has its roots firmly planted in the Old Testament. The novel brings modern day corruption in the Catholic Church to light while simultaneously unravelling the centuries old mysterious death of a very famous and much maligned actual historical figure. Thomas de Kempis, who is best known for writing the Imitation of Christ.
* King Solomon was known as the wisest and most powerful king of Israel. He was the son of King David. King Solomon’s Gate was built to protect the city from attack by foreign invaders. It was actually comprised of several gates to deter would be attackers. The gate was still standing in Jerusalem in the times of Jesus and His disciples and is mentioned in both the Old and New Testament Scriptures. Parts of it have been uncovered in the 20th century by archaeologists.
A gate is an entrance. When we approach a gate for the first time we can be apprehensive about what awaits us on the other side.Solomon`s Portico – House of Blood Have no fear – approach with confident anticipation of the thrill ride awaiting you inside the pages of Solomon’s Portico.
** House of Blood refers to the shedding of the Blood of Christ in redemption for the sins of the world. His Blood – His House – This refers specifically to the Catholic Church currently in need of a deep and purifying cleansing as in days of old. The players on the stage change but the play remains unchanged. Solomon’s Portico – House of Blood. Open the pages and embark on a thrill ride through history.
The best fictions find their roots in truth.
Marion Sinclair-Simpson (C)