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19th Century

Christine Fonseca

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Transcend is a dark story of love and madness inspired by Phantom of the Opera that combines the tragedy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with the psychological suspense of the Black Swan.


Horror, Religious, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Ien Montgomery wants nothing more than to find love and compose music, something impossible under the weight of his family's expectations. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera, he is certain he has found his one true love. Until his family forbids the union with deadly precision.

Ien, fully aware of the depth of his illness and the truth of his life, leaves New York sad and broken. He settles in the Paris catacombs destined to live alone-until an unexpected visitor arrives.


New York, 1895

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Ien Montgomery

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Villainous, Clumsy, Complex, Crazy, Desperate, Insecure, Aggressive, Manipulative, Secretive, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Kiera McDougal

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Romantic, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Mrs. Montgomery

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: James Thoburn III

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Educated, Engaging, Masculine, Outspoken

Development Pitch

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: 2012

Hard Copy Available



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