New Novel Asks ‘What If End of World Wasn’t Worst That Could Happen?’

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A first-time author presents a retelling of – and an attempt to derail – the Apocalypse in “MYRRH,” a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “MYRRH: First in the Ceremonies of the Horsemen” by K. Griffiths.

The author blends philosophy, Scripture and poetry in this imaginative debut novel.

Imagine what this world might be like if the Last Days were already underway … and about to wind up while we all were busy looking in the other direction. That’s the premise of this new novel, which upends traditional thinking on the subject. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse wish to let it be known here that the event commenced in 90 A.D. (C.E.) as St. John observed it, writing everything down for future generations; afterward all evidence of the End Time was buried.

The human race fumbled on for centuries, surrounded by the unseeable scratches and tear marks of that day, not even realizing how the Horsemen were loose in the world – all the worlds, actually – preying upon them. In “MMYRRH’s opening pages, a single sign heralds doom, for humanity and the Horsemen both. The next-to-last seal opens, pointing toward the seeming inevitable; at which point Death asks, ‘Why does it all have to end/ the way the Bible says it will?’ ”

“MYRRH” provides an unforgettable journey through the multiple spheres of myth, belief and history. The Four – better known as Willie (War), Frank (Famine), Petey (Pestilence) and Dave (Death) have, through millennia of exposure to their victims, learned to think for themselves and even to dream, but thanks to our ancestors they’ve also lost their horses and most of their weapons. Worse still, there are countless universes of humankind to cull; there have been since late antiquity. Taking turns narrating the action, the Horsemen relate their coming to learn how they will be disposed of after Armageddon, and how they choose to outwit Heaven, Hell and the Antichrist all.

The story counts among its characters two not-yet-fallen archangels; Hell’s demon ambassador to the Horsemen; a good Catholic investment banker (there are such things); the late (or is he?) surrealist artist Salvador Dali; a Roman emperor; a Brooklyn bar owner; and St. Joseph, the world’s most famous foster father, among many others. The author blends philosophy, Scripture and poetry in this imaginative debut novel.

This is the first book for author K. Griffiths, who was born on Staten Island, N.Y., in 1955 and was largely educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. An engineer, he owns his own electronic security design, installation and consulting firm. Griffiths wrote humorous articles for his college newspaper and magazines and has published articles on security in professional association journals such as “Security Sales” magazine and “Security Systems News.” Griffiths lives in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City and has a son and a daughter. They were his first fans.

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MYRRH: First in the Ceremonies of the Horsemen
K. Griffiths
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-2531-5        580 pages        $18.95 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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