Set in the Philippine island of Cebu and spanning a wide expanse of the country’s history, Healers is the first book in a three-novel series that follows the lives of Luis, Armand and Victoria, three immortal children with supernatural skills who are trained in the healing arts.
After centuries of practicing healing, they grow weary of life eternal and become envious of what adults can do that children can’t. Deciding to shed their immortality and grow into adulthood, the three carve their own identities and paths in life, clinging on to the remnants of the immortal powers they once had to fulfil their dreams, aspirations, and innermost desires.
It is only generations later, in the second decade of the 21st century, that misfortune and modern-day societal maladies truly begin to complicate the lives of Luis, Armand, and Victoria, thrusting them into conflicts and existential struggles. And the three, bound together by their shared past, present, and future, will have to choose once more if they are willing to do what it takes to live forever again.
About the Author:
Jonel Abellanosa lives in Cebu City, The Philippines. Nominated for the Pushcart, Dwarf Stars and Best of the Net awards, his poetry and fiction have appeared in hundreds of magazines and anthologies, including The McNeese Review (McNeese State University, Louisiana), Agape Review, The Lyric, Poetry Salzburg Review (University of Salzburg, Austria), Anglican Theological Review, The Cape Rock (Southern Missouri State University), Chiron Review and Invisible City (University of San Francisco). His poetry collections include Songs from My Mind’s Tree and Multiverse (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York), 50 Acrostic Poems, (Cyberwit, India), In the Donald’s Time (Poetic Justice Books and Art, Florida), Instrumentals (Lemures Press), and Pan’s Saxophone (Weasel Press, Texas). He is a nature lover and an advocate for the environment and animal rights and comforts. He has three companion dogs-Yves, Donna and their daughter Daisy. Healers is his first novel in his planned three-novel series.