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. One thing is sure. The voice holds power beyond anything Gabriel could have ever imagined! This book is meant to convey the fact that the evil deeds of man affect so many children in this world. These children have no face, no personality, no protector and no power to defend themselves from the horrors we hear about in the news every day. I purposely did not give a great amount of "character development" to these characters in my story because I wanted to show that they are only shadows to most people that read about the devastating effects our world condition creates for so many thousands of young people across the globe. They are not "interesting" characters, they are faceless and forgotten. My book is meant to convey hope for all!