Saturday, June 29, 2024



Andrew David Doyle


The Magdalene Complex: Revelation from The Silent Apostle Series

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

Andrew David Doyle was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1962 and is one of those unique authors we all wish we had accompanied during his many global travels. Andrew holds a business degree, a bachelor’s degree in marine certification, and several diplomas, including philosophy and Egyptology. Having grown up in the 60s, Andrew branched out from the shipbuilding industry to the military and served 15 years, from being a boy soldier to a man. As an avid writer, Andrew has penned many novels with more manuscripts on his busy desktop, where we may find that each ‘adventure’ simply screams out for publication.

The genre of heraldry, religion, and the obscure world of the Knights Templar, including the Anunnaki, is what I deem as my hidden knowledge base and foundation stone that I carve out and place into my life’s journey.

As an author, I draw on many aspects of history, and the threads of simple life are recorded in the rich storytelling tapestry of this adventurer.


What inspired you to author this book?

Not understanding religion or history triggered my interest in this work, and luckily, I have ventured into Egypt and other countries many times in pursuit of good snip bits of information and to visit the actual places where I write about. I wanted to create a biblical icon or event that NO ONE will have ever heard about…and here it is, tucked between the pages of the Silent Apostle and The Magdalene Complex.

The Silent Apostle - Doctor Darlene Gammy contacts the ancient lost gospel of Mary and suffers from a unique tattoo spread across her back and shoulder as a result. She is hounded by a clutch of clerics from the Black Lodge of Cairo who pursue Darlene and Kemp Hastings to keep an ancient biblical secret Deemed by Prophecy from becoming public knowledge. The Silent Apostle II Assignation. This is the evolution story where Darlene Gammay is blessed with the hidden workings of the ancient Egyptians and the amazing plains and realms.

The Magdalene Complex (The Silent Apostle trilogy) is the full Silent Apostle story. There is also a video on YouTube with the same name that sits within several other book trailers created for my other novels.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

The book cover is as simple as it looks, basically the origin of mankind, supernatural events in the historical timeline, and, of course, grabbing the icons that anyone who views will automatically have a notion or idea triggered as to what these mean.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

Firstly, my English teacher whilst in secondary school, and after which the author Philip K Dick and his mindset inspired some of my novels.

 What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

As with any project regarding religion or sciences, access to good information and then trawling through the clutter to understand what mostly should make sense, the art of writing is weaving the story together, and this is where the obstacles fall away like dominoes as each story unfolds.


Tell your readers about your book.

The Magdalene complex is where a female character is touched by religious and secret circles within our midst. Having handled an ancient document, the effects of history and myth clash, and a supernatural reaction occurs where Darlene is mysteriously endowed with a tattoo that depicts a period in Mary Magdalene’s life. Etched from a painting by Gabriel Dante Rossetti, Darlene, and Kemp Hastings face the world at large who are trying to remove any presence of the occult and or religion as it will upset the sensitive balance of a world most people either do not believe nor wish to know about due to fear.

Who is your target audience, and why?

The target audience is sci-fi buffs and people interested in ancient occult practices.

What do you consider your greatest success in life

My greatest success is - 15 novels in the mainstream - achieved PhD equivalent with 2 x degrees and 5 x diploma in philosophy. Egyptology, Business Law, Maritime Law, and more. Achieved military medals for 15 years of service with 3 medals in the British Army.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

My unique aspect is that I have lived and worked in many countries over 30 years and have absorbed the culture and the way of life, including religion, which brings a certain reality when you write subject matter that often does not align and can be supernatural. I lived and worked in Egypt for 2 years and I wrote this novel during the Arab Spring when I was more or less stuck in the Cairo museum most weekends.