The Obsidian Mask

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YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE / THRILLER ADVENTURE DRAMA ACTION FAMILY FAMILY SUSPENSE/THRILLER MYSTERY ADVENTURE

Contemporary

Caroline Ludovici

Logline

While their archaeologist parents excavate the desert tomb of an ancient Mesopotamian warrior queen, Natasha discovers her mother's suspected relationship with the director of the dig is the least of her problems. She and her brother Alex, are thrown together with the director's two children, and the four young teens find themselves tied together in more ways than one.

Genre

Young Adult, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Action, Family,,Family,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery,Adventure

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Mesopotamian archaeological dig, desert, tomb, rocky cliffs, Middle Eastern city

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

Year Published: 2011

Starting Description

4 teens, 2 English siblings, 2 Italian, are kidnapped for priceless ancient mask while archaeologist parents excavate at desert dig. Jealousy and distain of 14 yr old protagonist towards other 2 teens, eventually overrun by respect and friendship under harrowing circumstances.

Ending Description

The children escape their kidnappers, thanks to youngest teen climbing down cliff, the mask is recovered, the children become friends and the relationship of their parents is accepted ( kind of ) by Natasha. Leading to sequel, based on Italian dig.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Coming of Age,,Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Other

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Natasha

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Insecure, Adventurous,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Julia

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Engaging, Flexible, Modest, Adventurous,Adventurous,Aspiring,Skillful,Gracious,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Marcello

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Educated, Funny, Masculine, Leader, Romantic, Sexy, Charming, Confident, Crazy, Engaging, Honorable,Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Patriotic,Skillful,Faithful,Romantic,Honorable,Leader,Desperate,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Lorenzo

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Religious, Charming, Decisive, Beautiful, Masculine, Modest, Complex, Educated, Honorable,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Educated

Logline

While their archaeologist parents excavate the desert tomb of an ancient Mesopotamian warrior queen, Natasha discovers her mother's suspected relationship with the director of the dig is the least of her problems. She and her brother Alex, are thrown together with the director's two children, and the four young teens find themselves tied together in more ways than one.

Short Summary

4 teens, 2 English siblings, 2 Italian, are kidnapped for priceless ancient mask while archaeologist parents excavate at desert dig. Jealousy and distain of 14 yr old protagonist towards other 2 teens, eventually overrun by respect and friendship under harrowing circumstances.


The children escape their kidnappers, thanks to youngest teen climbing down cliff, the mask is recovered, the children become friends and the relationship of their parents is accepted ( kind of ) by Natasha. Leading to sequel, based on Italian dig.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Natasha

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Insecure, Adventurous,Adventurous

Character 1

Name: Julia

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Engaging, Flexible, Modest, Adventurous,Adventurous,Aspiring,Skillful,Gracious,Educated

Character 2

Name: Marcello

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Educated, Funny, Masculine, Leader, Romantic, Sexy, Charming, Confident, Crazy, Engaging, Honorable,Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Patriotic,Skillful,Faithful,Romantic,Honorable,Leader,Desperate,Sexy

Character 3

Name: Lorenzo

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Religious, Charming, Decisive, Beautiful, Masculine, Modest, Complex, Educated, Honorable,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Educated

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