Children of the Shadows: Unearthing the Ritual

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DRAMA MYSTERY ROMANCE ACTION CRIME FAMILY FANTASY SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT

1980s & '90s

C. C. Uzoh

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Children of the Shadows: Unearthing the Ritual is the first in a trilogy that explores an ancient ritual still practiced in some African countries to this day and one woman’s fight for justice and peace for the innocent child victims.

Genre

Drama, Mystery, Romance, Action, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult,

Short Summary

With her only son murdered in a banned sacrificial ritual, Nkem flees with her young daughter, Obiageli, to find her king and bring her abusive husband to justice. However, it quickly becomes clear that the powerful, oppressive, and malefic king had allowed the brutal ritual to continue—including th


Nkem manages to escape the king's attempts at silencing her for good but story continues in the second installment

Setting

Fictional Village In Southeastern Nigeria

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Nkem Odimegwu

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Charming, Empathetic, Selfless, Aspiring, Romantic, Blunt, Gracious, Leader, Outspoken, Modest, Perseverance, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Odera Njoku

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Badass, Faithful, Heroic, Patriotic, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Selfless, Perseverance, Blunt, Confident, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: The King

Age: 61

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Greedy, Insecure, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Educated, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Manipulative, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Nkem's Husband

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Clumsy, Desperate, Greedy, Uneducated, Aggressive, Insecure, Manipulative, Secretive

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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