Author Interview with Katrina Sisowath @KSDragonCourt #book Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki
About the Book:
The Annunaki on Nibiru lack precious metals, stones and minerals, which they desire, food on Nibiru is also running low. Their solution: establish a colony on a distant planet teeming with wildlife and vegetation. When the Annunaki discover they are ill equipped to labor under the harsh conditions found on Earth, they create a workforce called humans, a hybrid manufactured from their DNA and a species known as hominid. The Serpent Priestess Ninkha and her husband Lord Enki are charged with this task, battling not only the challenges faced adjusting to life on Earth, but Enki’s brother, Enlil, as well. Will the humans live as Enki and Ninkha envisioned–able to learn, create and above all, reason? Or will they subjugate themselves to Enlil and his rule willingly? At stake is the future of the Priestesses of Damuth, who, along with their serpents, service the Annunaki with their own blood, providing those who partake of the cocktail of blood and venom the ultimate in achieving a higher state of consciousness, along with youth, vigour and longevity. If Enlil, whose disdain of them is well-known, wins, what will happen to them? To protect themselves and their descendants they form the ‘Dragon Court’, but is it enough? Serpent Priestesses or Witches, Gods or Demons, Aliens or Ancestors, Oppressors or Creators? Perhaps all of the above…
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About the Author:
Katrina is an avid book reader and loves mythology, history, ancient civilizations and anything to do with occult ideologies and practices. She also is a guest writer on Ancient Origins and the Heretic Magazine, writing about the Serpent Cult, Mystery Schools and their politico-military branches.
She is currently writing a ‘MythDark’ series based on the Serpent Cult, called ‘Dragon Court’, with three books currently released by 5 Prince Publishing.
You can find her at: http://www.katrinasisowath.com
follow her on twitter at @ksDragoncourt
or find her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ksDragonCourt
Can you tell us more about your book “Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki” What is it about?
ANSWER: The Sumerian Goddess, Ninkhursag, who along with Enki was the creator of humans as a servant class for the Annunaki, according to the Sumerians. They were reputed to have come to earth from another planet and needed workers to mine for gold, tend their fields and care for their animals. Eventually the humans grew in population until they overwhelmed the Annunaki and there was a schism between the Annunaki, between those who wanted to resort to harsh measures of population control and those who wanted to give the humans autonomy.
I was interested in the story itself, the similarities and differences to the Biblical account and a story slowly came into my head. Intertwined with their story is the Serpent Cult, with the two of them known as serpent beings (the same story of our creation at the hands of a pair of serpent beings is told in cultures all over the world, including China).
Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
ANSWER: Those who are a fan of ancient or alternate history, the occult, mythology and who enjoy fantasy as a genre.
The book focuses on fantasy and myth but there are certain elements of sci-fi with space travel to other planets. Can you give us an idea on how you managed to combine the two genres to create your work?
ANSWER: If we read the ancient Sumerian and Indian mythological texts, there are a lot of ‘sci-fi’ elements in them, including descriptions of advanced weapons, space travel. Myth and sci-fi are intertwined in a fantastical manner. So, when writing the book, it made sense to include the weapons and space travel in order to stay true to the mythological tales.
There is a lot happening in “Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki”, which scene was your favourite to write and why?
ANSWER: Ninkha’s induction into the temple—I spent months researching the belief of what soma was and how it was produced and I thought a lot about the women who were the priestesses trained to supply it. I wanted to write it in as non-salacious a manner I could, yet still make it interesting.
Alongside “Serpent Priestess of the Annunaki” do you have any other books, or plans to write more?
ANSWER: I have a duology out that followed on from Serpent Priestess, called The Doom of Undal and The Fall of Undal. The story is based on the tale of Cronous, Rhea and the Fall of Atlantis, based on the emerald tablets of Thoth and Plato’s account, but with an Annunaki twist.
I’m currently writing the next book in the series, which is about Innana, one of the most interesting ancient goddesses and who, I believe, is the person described as the Whore of Babylon.
Future stories planned are about Anetha and the real Medusa, Atargatis the mermaid, and other serpent/fish goddesses (yes there is a theme that connects them all).
I also write articles for Ancient Origins and Heretic magazine on topics I’ve researched for my fantasy stories.
Tell us more about you? What is your background, what do you do when you are not writing?
ANSWER: I am American-British, but raised in Asia. I think being able to experience different cultures and listen to their mythological tales, not having engrossing TV and parents that indulged my love of reading and gave me plenty of classical literature helped form my obsession with mythology.
I currently live in England with my husband. We have two daughters and I find that I am kept really busy by the pair of themJ.
If you were not able to write, is there any other creative medium that you would use, and why?
ANSWER: I have very little creative talent when it comes to creating art, music or even sewing. I’ve tried, but my hand to eye coordination leaves a lot to be desired.
Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors to choose from, which book and author would you suggest as your favourite and why?
ANSWER: I can’t possibly choose one, I have so many. From Austen to Fitzgerald, Tolkien to Steven Erikson, I find myself in their worlds every time I open the pages of one of their books.
What guidance would you offer to someone new to the writing work, or who was trying to enhance their craft?
ANSWER: To read as widely as possible on a wide range of genres. While we all have our favourite genres and authors, sometimes it’s good to read in another genre in order to find ways to strengthen our own stories.
Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
ANSWER: I can be found at www.katrinasisowath.com
and am on facebook with an author page: https://www.facebook.com/ksDragonCourt/
and a closed group that looks at aspects of dark mythology, ancient history and fiction called ‘Mythdark’.
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