Author Charles Lightcap Releases His Gripping Novel, “Forbidden”

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This thrilling book reveals the horrifying tale of the colony of lepers shunned by society.

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Intriguing and captivating, “Forbidden” unveils a thrilling story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats to the very last word.

In the late 1800’s, a silent plague swept this American farmland and created pain, disfigurement and shame; this unspoken disease is Leprosy. Those who suffered from it were shunned, reviled and were ultimately doomed. Author Charles Lightcap’s “Forbidden” (published by iUniverse) explores the fictional community of lepers in this highly imaginative novel.

In this book, the fear of the rural farming community turns to the unthinkable. Each time a baby is born with leprosy, horror rears its ugly face. To protect the perceived purity of their crops, the farmers hide the afflicted, using them in the shadows to harvest.

When these children grow and age, they become so hideous that the farming community decide the best thing to do is to banish the lepers within their own colony in the woods. In a moment of horrific self-preservation, the ultimate decision is made to eradicate the afflicted. That moment of pure terror creates the stuff of legend and conjecture that will take the readers for an exciting ride that they will never forget. They will get to know Grace and the “Lone Creature” that roams the land.

Intriguing and captivating, “Forbidden” unveils a thrilling story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats to the very last word.

About the Author

Charles Lightcap was born and raised in Germantown, a section of Philadelphia, PA. but has lived throughout the U.S. and in Nigeria, West Africa.

He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1960 and then attended Temple University Prep School for one year, enabling him to receive a full athletic scholarship to Villanova University. One year later he dropped out of Villanova and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He became a Military Policeman and spent the remainder of his three-year enlistment in Fuerth, Germany as a member of the 793rd Military Police Battalion. Charles spent the last fourteen years of his working career in Bucks County, PA. as a Youth Counselor, employed by the County of Bucks, and The Bucks County Youth Center. The Youth Center is a state of the art, maximum security facility for boys and girls, ranging in age from ten to eighteen years. While “Forbidden” is his first published book, Charles is currently working on his extensive autobiography. While in Nigeria, Charles was the Chief Basketball Coach for the OYO State Sports Council in Ibadan.

He currently is single and resides in Salem, Virginia, a small city close by Roanoke.

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