Thursday, 24 March 2016
Have you ever wondered what happens to the things you forget? When you forget where you put your keys or an odd sock, an appointment, your homework or an idea, where do you think your memories go? Do you ever get that feeling where you know you’ve forgotten something important, but can’t remember what it is? Do you ever revisit a street and notice a missing building, but you’ve forgotten what it was?
There is a place where these memories end up, a place just beyond what we can normally see and hear – or remember. Sometimes, when enough people forget a person, or a person wishes hard enough to be forgotten, he can find himself in this place. It is a place full of forgotten things. It is a place for the lost, the forgotten and for stray memories. It is a place full of cracks where dangerous things from other places can slip in, but also where lost sources of hope can be found. It is a place called Echo.
Occasionally, someone is pulled into Echo who shouldn’t be, or a memory has to be retrieved. It might be for your sake, your neighbour’s sake, or for the sake of humanity.
This is where the Amnesia Agency comes in. Amnesia Agents are people born with the dormant ability to sense the differences between the solid world and Echo. Most people are, if truth be told. Amnesia Agents could be anybody: your friends; the man down the street with the smelly dog; the woman in the shop with the flabby arms; or even you.
You just haven’t been activated yet.
The Forgotten Child follows new Amnesia Agent Theseus Brown and his seasoned partner Persephone Mills as they investigate a mystery that threatens the balance between the word we know and Echo. Why is Tom the only person who can remember his daughter? Why has the whole world forgotten Art except for his sister Aine? Who is Dev and what is his connection to Tom and faded rock star Milton?
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