Debora Hall 2698209263661


17th Century or Earlier

Debora Hall

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A young, sword-trained woman soldier becomes the protector and companion of a lady healer, participates in a war, outlives her companions and lover, and becomes a unifying icon for two peoples. Pan is the story of an archetype.



Short Summary

Pan is running through hallways in a castle, followed by another soldier, paths parallel to their respective superiors, a lady healer and the local ruling master who are also moving, and arguing. Pan appears to be a young boy until she turns to face the second soldier and interrupts their chase.

Pan has addressed and been questioned by a conclave of the surviving members of the warring castle and they have listened, deciding ultimately to end their fight. Afterward in the courtyard, one of the soldiers calls her forward to ride with him and carry a white banner to the forest people.


Town with a castle or palace and adajacent forested lands.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy,Rebellion Against 'The One',Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Pan

Age: 20 - 50

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Selfless,Confident,Decisive,Honorable,Underdog,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Faithful,Badass,Heroic,Modest,Charming,Sexy,Skillful,Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: The Lady

Age: 35 - 65

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Gracious,Strong Moral Code,Skillful,Sophisticated,Educated,Complex,Selfless,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: The Lord

Age: 35 - 65

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Honorable,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Skillful,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Dyywd

Age: 30 - 40

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Sexy,Badass,Decisive,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Skillful,Modest

Development Pitch

This is an archetypal story of a young woman soldier - or warrior - who is drawn to protect, then defend and serve a woman, a healer. In the course of this service, they leave one place (country, jurisdiction) that becomes unsafe to this healer because of a tyrannical and abusive ruling "master". They escape to a neighboring place (country, jurisdiction) and receive sanctuary. A war ensues. Pan continues to guard her mistress and also participates in the war. She is an exceptionally skilled swordsman; her father was a sword master and teacher. She meets a soldier, a swordsman and trainer; they become partners, lovers. As the war progresses, he is killed in an ambush. The Lady, who has become a beloved healer, dies of illness. The Lord leading the forest people dies of heart illness compounded by war work. Pan struggles with grief. The forest people suffer thru winter and extended war. Unintended, Pan is now part of the forest leadership, a mature warrior. She travels, moves people, reports conditions. Then she is intercepted by the other side. Their captain remembers her from the far past. They walk, talk, then conspire to smuggle her back to the castle community. She sneaks into, listens, then addresses a conclave of castle leaders. They question her, but ultimately decide to stop fighting. Later, outside, she is bidden from the back to come forward and ride with the younger captain, to carry a white flag out to the forest and end a war.

About The Author

Debora lives in rural, northern New Mexico and writes in her free time.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Debora Hall

Year Published: 2010

Hard Copy Available