Sunday, June 16, 2013

"The Tower"

Simon Toyne has worked in British television for twenty years. He was the writer, director, and producer for several award-winning shows, one of which won a BAFTA. He lives in England with his wife and family.

Sanctus, the first book of his Sanctus trilogy, has been published in over 50 countries and translated into 28 languages. In the UK it was the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011. The Key, book two of the trilogy, was published in the UK in April 2012 and sold twice as many copies as Sanctus in the same period.

Toyne applied the Page 69 Test to The Tower, the third volume of the trilogy, and reported the following:
Page 69 of The Tower is a section-break so I can quote the entire thing:

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the

words of the prophecy … for the time is at hand.

-Revelation 1:3
The Tower is an action/adventure thriller about the end of days and explores our fears and interpretations of what the apocalypse might be and what form it may take. Each new section in the book has a quote, which gives a little flavour of what’s to come. I designed it so that if you read all the quotes at the start of each of the seven sections they tell you the thematic story of the whole book, or hint at them at least. That doesn’t mean you can skip the rest of it, however. There will be a quiz after….
Learn more about the book and author at Simon Toyne's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

My Book, The Movie: Sanctus.

Writers Read: Simon Toyne.

The Page 69 Test: Sanctus.

--Marshal Zeringue