Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural is the strange tale of Jeannie Guthrie, a sixteen–year–old Scottish farm worker, who possesses a frightening talent. Believing that she has unintentionally killed her ne’er–do–well cousin, her fear of being sentenced as a witch propels her to flee her home to London. There, Guthrie is befriended by the free–spirited and adventurous Alexandra David, and introduced to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s famous salon where she begins to understand the source of her strange powers.|
With detailed action sequences Kernaghan engages her readers as Jeannie and Alexandra venture from the late Victorian world of spiritualists and theosophists; to the fin de siecle Paris of burgeoning artists, anarchists and esoteric cults; and finally to the perilous country of the Beyond.
It is against these eerie late 19th century backdrops that Kernaghan weaves an accessible tale of myth and magic, while at the same time addressing the serious and relevant issues of trust, conviction, and power.