How would you feel if you woke up one morning, only to see the world you have always known crashing down around you? What if in the next 24 hours you found out that the entire world’s safety now lies on your shoulders, your sister has become your enemy, your other loved ones are in mortal danger and your life has been filled with secrets and lies since birth? This may sound incredible, but it is exactly what happens to the main character, Abigail Thornton, in the new novel, “Josephine Lost”, written by Rebecca Gahagan.
Abigail already had enough struggles, even before her whole world was thrown into turmoil. For years she has helped take care of her disabled father and dealt with a mother who can be rather pushy. Abigail has also played peacemaker between her brother and sister who always seem to be at each other’s throats.
Needless to say, she did not need the added pressure of fighting an epic battle for the souls of all mankind. However, Abigail is the chosen one and she must fight or see the entire world fall into the evil clutches of a demonic group called the Scrios. To make matters much, much worse, Abigail’s own sister, Josephine, has joined the Scrios! It becomes clear that Abigail will have to fight her sister, but how can she give up her beloved sister when she has already lost so much?
As you can probably tell, this is one exciting, action-packed, fast-paced story. The characters are memorable and believable. The evil ones are truly heartless, the kind of villains we all love to hate. On the flip side, the heroes do display normal human flaws, but still manage to be brave and lovable.
This is definitely an emotional read, especially for those of us who have lost loved ones or been betrayed by close friends or family members, but that humanity is what makes the story so compelling and meaningful. The book has enough plot to get by simply on that, but luckily, the author filled it with heart and soul as well. I would probably classify this story as fantasy, but it also wanders into other genres such as drama, philosophy, suspense and even a little bit of romance.
To find out more about “Josephine Lost” or to order a copy of the book for yourself, feel free to visit the Tate Publishing website. Here you will have the option of purchasing the book in paperback or a convenient eBook format.