The old beast is up to something out of character here.
Gabriel appears autistic because he hears a voice. The voice is real, but it
is a supernatural presence. This voice gives him a power that he can transfer
by touch. Gabriel does not trust this presence, though he finds that the
wonder of what he is experiencing is far too great for him to resist.
Gabriel's "autism" is really a defense against the weight of the power that
has engulfed his heart, mind and soul, from the very beginning. He has no
memory of his parents and in actuality, the voice, which causes him so much
distress, is the only reality he has ever known. Living in an orphanage in
Austin, Texas, all of his life, the voice has shown him more attention and
love than any other person.
He befriends one other special young person in that orphanage, Joshua Fellows.
Joshua also has experienced little love in his short life. The bond between
these two young boys is the beginning of an amazing journey.
Together, they find the strength to take the gift, and to use it for good. They will ultimately discover that the presence is not at all who they expected.
I will humbly submit that this book is written in the spirit of Dean Koontz's works and also Stephen King's works. I am searching for that spirit and voice in this novel! More to come!
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Robert E Flynn III is a software-developer, musician, living with his beautiful fiance, Claudia, in San Antonio, Texas. He has two wonderful children, Caitlin and Zachary, who are grown and exploring their own fantastic lives. He has spent his entire life pursuing creative endeavors. Music was his first love and still is, and writing was always part of his life, but one college professor instilled the positive input that pushed him to create his first novel. While writing endless essays and research papers, this professor wrote something truly inspiring on every one of those works one semester. He simply wrote, “This was a pleasure to read!” This simple message inspired deeply. This is his first novel, but the story has been developing in his mind for two years. The book has a supernatural theme, but it is also a story of the condition of humanity. Robert also lived in Austin, Texas for many years and was part of the music scene in the city during that time. He was a member of several bands during those days and tremendously enjoyed playing live in many venues in the music rich area. He also lived in Denver, Colorado for several years when his children were young and then relocated back to San Antonio, Texas to be close to family.