Love Thief, the Legend of Ixmal the Healer

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FABLE

Across The Centuries

David Bolton

Logline

Set in an ancient, magical land, Love Thief, the Legend of Ixmal the Healer, is a fable that draws upon the myths, cultures and languages of the pre-Columbian people of Central and South America to create a world unlike any other. For example, the reader will find Aztec poetry, Inca architecture and the Mayan calendar. In the beginning, the story hints of Spartacus and Siddhartha in the end. There are rebel slaves, star gazers, and the Quetzal, king of the Feathered Kingdom. The gods are never far away, at times demanding a king’s heart in sacrifice to save the land from drought. Amidst all this comes young Ixmal, who questions the order of the day. In this story of rebellion and exile, his physical and spiritual journey reflects the journey of all mortals. Ultimately, it is a love story that manifests itself in the flesh as well as the divine. Its message is one for the ages.

Genre

Fable

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

The setting resembles the high jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, particularly the Mayan ceremonial center of Palenque. In addition, the "Feather Kingdom" stretches across the flatlands similar to the Yucatan in Mexico.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

There is a rebellion stirring in the jungle village of Ppentaca. Totec, a former slave, has cultivated a force of 500 warriors. He intends to invade the Feathered Kingdom in the valley and ignite a slave uprising in the capital city of Ocochac, where the slaves outnumber their masters.

Ending Description

The high priest has condemned Ixmal for blasphemy. Before the obsidian pierces his heart, the king falls into a fit. Freed during the confusion, Ixmal intervenes and draws the demon from the king. The high priest tries to kill Ixmal but fails. All bend in reverence to Ixmal the Healer.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Main Character Details

Name: Ixmal

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Complex, Honorable, Heartthrob, Selfless, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Adventurous, Aspiring, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Sahache

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Heartthrob, Honorable, Outspoken, Romantic, Engaging, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Iku (later, Ikukaana the Cruel

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Religious, Villainous, Complex, Insecure, Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: King Quetzal the Young

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Educated, Funny, Desperate, Insecure, Sarcastic, Clumsy, Complex

Logline

Set in an ancient, magical land, Love Thief, the Legend of Ixmal the Healer, is a fable that draws upon the myths, cultures and languages of the pre-Columbian people of Central and South America to create a world unlike any other. For example, the reader will find Aztec poetry, Inca architecture and the Mayan calendar. In the beginning, the story hints of Spartacus and Siddhartha in the end. There are rebel slaves, star gazers, and the Quetzal, king of the Feathered Kingdom. The gods are never far away, at times demanding a king’s heart in sacrifice to save the land from drought. Amidst all this comes young Ixmal, who questions the order of the day. In this story of rebellion and exile, his physical and spiritual journey reflects the journey of all mortals. Ultimately, it is a love story that manifests itself in the flesh as well as the divine. Its message is one for the ages.

Short Summary

There is a rebellion stirring in the jungle village of Ppentaca. Totec, a former slave, has cultivated a force of 500 warriors. He intends to invade the Feathered Kingdom in the valley and ignite a slave uprising in the capital city of Ocochac, where the slaves outnumber their masters.


The high priest has condemned Ixmal for blasphemy. Before the obsidian pierces his heart, the king falls into a fit. Freed during the confusion, Ixmal intervenes and draws the demon from the king. The high priest tries to kill Ixmal but fails. All bend in reverence to Ixmal the Healer.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rebellion Against 'The One',

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ixmal

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Complex, Honorable, Heartthrob, Selfless, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Adventurous, Aspiring, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Sahache

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Heartthrob, Honorable, Outspoken, Romantic, Engaging, Strong Moral Code

Character 2

Name: Iku (later, Ikukaana the Cruel

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Religious, Villainous, Complex, Insecure, Manipulative

Character 3

Name: King Quetzal the Young

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Educated, Funny, Desperate, Insecure, Sarcastic, Clumsy, Complex

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