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A Thriller of Extreme Prejudice
A Thriller of Extreme Prejudice
by Christine Sherborne
Imogene's Message is Christine Sherborne's debut thriller. It is the first book of a planned trilogy.
Do you love Thrillers with a touch of the supernatural?
When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This 60,000-word, action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of earth.
Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over three thousand years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood.
Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn't know existed to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage.
All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?
Interested in Spirituality, Paranormal, and a book that's action packed?
This book will have you glued to your chair until you've finished it. Fast-paced, scary and outrageous!
Was that them coming back?
Xantara Pembroke trembled as she held her breath, listening to the sounds from the church sanctuary above. No, it was the rats. It had to be the rats. Now she heard them in the crypt outside her cell.
She flinched as their claws again broke the stillness, now scratching against the cold stone flags. Rats! Her heart pounded as she clasped her hands across her chest to calm herself. She took several deep breaths to stave off a panic attack, to become grounded.
Darkness surrounded her like a thick icy mantle, relieved by a single shaft of watery light that fought its way through an iron grid high above her. She drew a threadbare, mildewed blanket closer around her slender frame and hunched over. She rocked, small movements, back and forth.
Her light cotton dress didn’t stop the cold from the hard stone seeping into her bones. She wrinkled her nose at the musty odor of black earth mixed with decay from a heap of discarded religious paraphernalia. Her skin felt clammy, whether from fear or the damp, she didn’t know.
Is this some sort sick joke?
Praise for the Book
"This book has the potential to go viral!" ~ Mike Smith of Creating Lifestyle!
"I just finished editing a thriller by an Australian writer Chris Sherborne, titled Imogene’s Message. I was so impressed with it that I offered to recommend it. This is only the second time I’ve done this in my 50 year professional editing career, so you can see that I’m enthused with her work. She has a good story, tells it well, and knows how to use good hooks and writing to keep readers engaged." ~ Don McNair
"Neither of us could put this book down, reading it in one sitting." ~ June & Peter Phillips
"Imogene’s Message is packed with excitement. I can’t wait for the next one." ~ Julie Lilley, UK
From the Author
My name is Chris Sherborne and after raising three lively boys in the UK, our family moved New Zealand, and now live on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.
I've been writing self-help, mind, body, and spirit audios for the last ten years. I'm the author of the Quantum Factor Life Enhancement Series, and Law of Attraction Series. Last year, I decided to write a trilogy using my spiritual and paranormal knowledge, and found I loved writing fiction. I'm now writing the third book and have many ideas bubbling for future books.