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Welcome to my writing website.

My name is Mark Evan Eidemiller. I've been writing Christian fiction for over thirteen years. I have two commercial novels in the series "The Irons Alliance", "As Iron Sharpens Iron" and "The Lazarus Paradigm" which are sold exclusively for the Kindle through

In addition, I've written several Christian Fan Fiction novels in the series "The Bronze Saga"; these books are free for downloading.


"In a time when the world needed heroes, God gathered a group of individuals together, pointed them towards the Arctic, and sent them on a quest that would shake the foundation of their faith, and either forge them into a team … or destroy them."

I offer a free "teaser" chapter, taken from the book's Prologue:

Adobe format | Mobipocket / Kindle format

And if you want to buy it, here's the direct link to its page on


A Fantastic Adventure!!, June 10, 2011 (5 out of 5 stars)

If, like me, you have a love of the "Pulp" novels from back in the 1930's and 1940's (Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Spider, and more) you'll find "As Iron Sharpens Iron" an eminently enjoyable read. The author cut his "writing" teeth while crafting over a half-dozen full-fledged novels in the "fan-fiction" realm of the Internet, all to rave reviews. This tale - his first completely original work - is a rip-roaring adventure written in the style of those great Pulp fiction tales, and is the "pilot episode" in what I expect to be a long series of fantastic tales.

A group of widely diverse individuals are all mysteriously drawn to an aging cargo vessel docked in a Pacific seaport. Following clues left in centuries-old maps, they set off for the Arctic in search of a fabled treasure. They face numerous perils along the way, not the least of which is coming to accept each other and work together as one crew, but the reward turns out to be one that is beyond their wildest dreams - in more ways than one.

And, of course (in the tradition of all the great Pulp series) just when they think they're safe and sound and set for life, well, that's when things get REALLY interesting, and the "danger-meter" leaps upward by a factor of ten!

The characters are so well-crafted that it's easy to picture them in your mind's eye. The writing is top-notch, and keeps you in suspense from page to page. And, if you love to try and solve the mystery before the novel's hero, there are just enough clues dropped to get you going, but Mark never totally tips his hand, and so the ending will still catch you by surprise. If you're looking for something new and different to read at the beach or by the pool, or wherever, this is a tale you'll want to add to your collection! I promise, you won't be disappointed!

An enjoyable and interesting ride!, August 14, 2011 (5 out of 5 stars)

And now for something completely different. I just finished reading Mark Eidemiller's unique novel, As Iron Sharpens Iron, and confess that I found it to be an enjoyable and interesting ride. This is a fabulous story that could be enjoyed by both adults and young adults alike. In the first novel (in what I hope will be an ongoing series) we are introduced to a group of diverse characters who assemble on a quest of faith, with secret hidden pasts that can either bring them closer together or tear the group apart. There are also several unexpected surprise guest-stars that brought a smile to my lips as I read. Eidemiller includes many interesting historic events and facts littered throughout the story and offers an ending that hints at even greater things to come.

Kent G. Hare, in his blog "Random Ramblings of an Absent-Minded Professor", reviewed As Iron Sharpens Iron in March of 2012.


What is Raymond Xavier Tempor?

"In AS IRON SHARPENS IRON, we were introduced to eight individuals who were fashioned into the Christian team known as the Irons Alliance, and witnessed their first fantastic mission. In THE LAZARUS PARADIGM, we follow the origins of their mysterious benefactor, Mr. Tempor, from a government complex deep below a radioactive Planet Earth, to the summit of Mount St. Helens. Who is the menace from Tempor's past that threatens the entire nation … and can the Irons Alliance stop him in time?"

And if you want to buy it, it's available as a Kindle ebook exclusively through

REVIEWS to follow


These are Christian Fan Fiction, based on the 1930's pulp hero Doc Savage. I have written nine novels in this series, and am working on the tenth and final novel.

  1. Bronze Refined as Silver
  2. More Precious Than Gold
  3. Bronze Avengers
  4. The Abduction of Amy Roberts
  5. Bronze Battlefield
  6. Bronze New World
  7. Bronze-Tempered Steel
  8. The Trial of Doc Savage
  9. Bronze Golem
  10. Bronze Shaped As Clay

These stories are presented purely for the enjoyment of Doc Savage fans, and are not intended for any commercial profit. No attempt has been made to infringe any rights held by Condé Nast held by Condé Nast or any holders of copyrights to the original "Adventures of Doc Savage", by Kenneth Robeson.

A more detailed account of the evolution behind The Bronze Saga can be found in my article "What is the Bronze Saga?"

A gallery of pictures associated with the series can be found here.


My website, The Doormat ( contains Synopses of the stories, as well as links to download them:

The Bronze Saga / Story Download Page

If you just want to get a taste of these books, you can download individual chapters from the first two novels:

Bronze Saga #1: "BRONZE REFINED AS SILVER" 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | Epilogue

Bronze Saga #2: "MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD" Prologue | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

All of my Bronze Saga stories are available through Memoware (

NOTE: It appears that the Memoware website is no longer operational. I will keep this link available in case they ever come back.


The series has prompted numerous positive comments. Many of them have been assembled here.

Kent G. Hare, in his blog "Random Ramblings of an Absent-Minded Professor", has reviewed the Bronze Saga novels.



The Book Cave (Ric Croxton and Art Sippo) Podcast

March 17, 2011, interview:

March 20, 2012, interview:

            (These files are rather large, so be patient when downloading them.)


Jacqueline Wilson is a wonderful and highly-talented artist who created the cover for As Iron Sharpens Iron.

Her webpage is

Dale Harris is a fan who single-handedly created imaginary covers for the Bronze Saga stories in the style of the Doc Savage paperbacks released by Bantam Books. He has done an outstanding job. He also has written a rather interesting short story called: "The Case of the Cautious Casanova".



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Last updated February 2, 2013