The night Pony died, New South Wales suffered days of devastating unseasonable storms, until Josephine's arrival back from Melbourne. A sudden calm fell over NSW, and with Pony's new found abilities, she knew Josephine was back, as did the ancients. There’s just something calming, desirable, about Josephine that even the elements bow to.
Those storms raged as Pony birthed into something new. They where violent and devastating because they were heralding the arrival of seekers, new and great powers, and a little thing Brain likes to call, the pinnacle of the storm that brought forth the union of two great and powerful beings. Josephine and himself. The devastation was localised as the greatest force for good was finally awoken, but it was Pony’s despair that ushered in the birth of new and formidable warriors. As Josephine’s powers grow, so do the powers of the gods who walk among them, and those of her friends who have yet to be introduced to reveal their gifts and abilities. Josephine has been watched over and cared for by the ancient families all her life. For some, their children have known since the day they could understand that Josephine was special, and it was their duty to watch over her. Of course, Josephine makes friends outside the ancients, such as Pony, because she has been kept in the dark about her truth. The power of the nurturer inside Josephine, drew her to Pony when they were in first grade, at first sight. There has always been a special place in Josephine’s heart for Pony. Kaz too, is not of the ancient families. She is angry, smelly and the complete opposite to everything Josephine and her friends stand for, but for some reason, during their lower school years, Kaz became part of this very powerful group of young girls. She has a certain inelegant charm about her. Their coming together was just as natural as yoghurt on a plate of chilli. Some of Josephine friends have had their futures alluded to, but not defined. Others know of their gifts, while some are forced into existence the night Pony died. It was Pony’s desperate search for help that resulted in the kidnapping of Ann, Kaz and Josephine. It was Pony who ushered in the emergence of great powers, lying in wait within her friends, when she kidnapped Josephine. Josephine Marlin’s powers are forced into existence earlier than foretold, when Pony's act of despair heralded a new generation of formidable warriors. They will confront the coming darkness. They are the protectors of hope and leaders of humanity. They are: Josephine Marlin and The Alternatives *CONTENT WARNING: This book contains graphic language and may not be suitable for some readers.