Author's Disappearance May Be Linked to Subject of Her Latest Book

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The deep source and subject matter of "The Dark Lord," the first book in a mysterious trilogy from award-winning author Patricia Simpson, pulls readers into a treacherous and fascinating world of action, danger and the complexities of love.

The deep source and subject matter of "The Dark Lord," the first book in a mysterious trilogy from award-winning author Patricia Simpson, pulls readers into a treacherous and fascinating world of action, danger and the complexities of love. But it's not only readers who stand to experience fear and disquiet from the series. Simpson, too, finds herself experiencing a daily palpable caution as she works at completing the trilogy.

"'The Forbidden Tarot' series takes readers into the exciting yet dangerous territory of social chaos theory, the true meaning of love and a thought-provoking explanation as to how civilization on Earth evolved," Simpson says. "But there are certain social structures, ideas and organizations exposed by my writing. I have no doubt that some of these organizations will take offense, and that offense could erupt into a response of retribution or vendetta.”

Simpson's timely resurfacing after a hiatus from the publishing world for the last seven years has not been a quiet event. She bursts back on the scene with what some reviewers are calling a true gift to her readers in a book brimming with insight, life, danger and a lulu of a story line.

"The Forbidden Tarot" series blends an unconventional look at world history, hidden human gifts squelched by modern society, an end of the world that involves a hidden planet belonging to our solar system, a deck of some very special tarot cards and a group of women destined to change the world forever.

Reaching far beyond definitions of a single genre, "The Forbidden Tarot" series appeals to social theorists, romantic fiction readers, sci-fi lovers and those who just look up at the sky and wonder what happened a long time ago on this tiny lonely planet and what might be coming our way again someday soon.

As to the safety of the author, Simpson has relocated to a remote area in the U.S. where she is quietly writing and keeping a low profile. "The Dark Lord," Tor Books, ISBN 0-765-34861-6, $6.99 is available now. The second book in the series, "The Dark Horse," is scheduled for release in October 2005. Simpson is currently busy writing the third and final book of "The Forbidden Tarot" series, "The Oracle of Avaris," which ties up the mystery and sheds more light on the bigger picture.

"Still, though, completion of the trilogy isn't expected to cloak the fears and feelings stirred up. Only a true change in the world’s focus can begin to help heal us of these fears," Simpson posits, "The pursuit of truth, faith in the human spirit, and the power of love is our only hope."

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