SEEK THE GODDESS

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ROMANCE

20th Century (multiple decades),17th Century or Earlier

Dianah Chorlton

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Seek the Goddess A spiritual journey of self discovery while in search of a lost love, a soul mate, which historically leads onto the path of the Goddess and the enlightened awakening of a Past life, lived in Ancient Egypt.

Genre

,Romance

Short Summary

Two young Lovers sailing on an elaborate vessel along the River Nile, in Ancient Egypt on a romantic journey to consummate their undying love for each other. Enchanted with each other, Tiya of Egyptian blood and Adonas, a Greek soldier enlisted in the Pharoah's Army, they both vow eternal love.


The sands of time has shifted into the 20th century where after a lifetime's search Diane { Tiya } rekindles her love for her lost soldier, her soulmate. Guided by the Goddess she is awakened to her past life' s tragic events which explains who she really is. A spiritual path is her saviour.

Setting

20th Century (multiple decades),17th Century or Earlier

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions,,Meaningful Message,Twist,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Diane

Age: 16 up to 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Religious, Visionary, Desperate, Leader, Complex, Faithful, Unapologetic, Outspoken, Adventurous, Complex, Confident, Insecure, Blunt, Romantic, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Tiya

Age: 17 up to 23

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Insecure, Naive, Romantic, Complex, Engaging, Religious, Seductive, Sexy,Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Engaging,Insecure,Naive,Sexy,Religious,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Adonas

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Seductive, Aspiring, Masculine, Confident, Engaging, Heartthrob, Patriotic, Adventurous, Charming,Aspiring,Charming,Desperate,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Obedient,Sexy,Patriotic,Blunt,Skillful,Seductive,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Adonas

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Seductive,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

A love story, where the author weaves her readers back and forth along her personal path into two separate lifetimes, uncovering the wonders, dramas, heartaches and tragedies experienced as two different identities. Yet, similar characteristics begin to unfold as onlookers are enticed to follow the steps of the present-day character, Diane, along her magical journey of ‘Self-Discovery’. Where here she questions, why? Why was her life the way it was? Why did she act the way she did? Why was she being sent unexplained messages from unexplained sources, indicating there was something more to her life than just existing? What was her life here in the twentieth century trying to tell her? Questions, so clearly to be answered, once she had experienced the wondrous event of her AWAKENING, Diane discovered the unveiling truth about her PAST LIFE amidst the splendorous, eighteenth dynasty empire of Ancient Egypt’s capital of Thebes.

About The Author

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1954, Dianah now resides with her English-born husband, Robert, in the peninsula suburb of Avalon Beach in New South Wales. As a practicing natural therapist, her treatments are conducted in the tranquillity of ‘The Seashells’, where she offers her clients massage, reiki, reflexology and tarot card readings. She is an avid painter and tennis enthusiast, with her love for travelling now shared with her well-travelled husband.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN 9781528911313 (Paperback) ISBN 9781528959766 (ePub e-book)

Genre

ROMANCE, DRAMA

Brief

Diane learns about her past life as Tiya an Ancient Egyptian as her life begins to parallel her past life's fate. Tiya had fallen in love with Adonas, a Greek soldier, but married her fiance the High Priest when Adonas disappeared while on a mission from the Pharaoh. Both Diane and Tiya were pregnant with their true love's child but were forced to abort the baby in order to be with their partner. This causes problems with their partner as it renders them infertile for future children.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

The book profile places the Ancient Egypt in the 17th century or earlier. Distinguishing this is meant to be BC would be better as the 20th century is assumed to be AD but neither are mentioned. Adonas is also mentioned twice as a character rather than his modern day equivalent when Tiya and Diane are separated as different characters.

Draw of Story

The connection between Tiya and Diane is mysterious in why they are placed parallel to one another until it is revealed Diane is a reincarnation of Tiya. At first it is interesting to see a modern day love story compared to how love progressed despite the problems it faced in Ancient Egypt. To then see how the problems are not so different because they are in fact repeating themselves is an intriguing development.

Possible Drawbacks

It is unclear for a while what Adonas and Tiya have for a conflict within their relationship despite pressure from an external timeline. As Egypt supported love relationships, it is unclear what is keeping them apart for so long. The opposite is true for Darren and Diane's relationship where their problems are what is introduced first however, there is little emotional attachment to saving their relationship without seeing the happy side of their characters to become more invested in their success.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Diane must learn to remember her past in order to avoid the same tragic fate of Tiya, her former identity in 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a smaller dedicated fanbase of those that are a fan of romance films and or Ancient Egypt. There are confusing religious elements of mixing Ancient Egyptian Gods and Christian beliefs which might alienate some.

Awards Potential

This is unlikely to have Awards potential as romantic films rarely tend to get nominated.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

WINTER'S TALE, TULIP FEVER, CLOUD ATLAS, I ORIGINS, AGORA

What’s New About the Story

The originality stems from the reincarnation parallel between the two loves stories set between 20th century Australia and 17th century Ancient Egypt.

Lead Characters

The lead character of Diane is adventurous and open. Her tenacity is shown as her traumatic and complicated romantic past is revealed in that she can still be so open to others. Tiya is romantic, but honorable and self-sacrificing as she marries to appease others rather than wait for the one she loves.

Uniqueness of Story

This is a creative take on learning from one's past mistakes in romance. However, the two females of Diane and Tiya (despite Diane eventually gaining foresight in her hindsight of Tiya's mistakes to grow), remain solely focused on romance rather than pursuing other interests which causes them to lack some uniqueness. For example, Tiya is described as beautiful a lot by Adonis, but it is unclear what he specifically likes about her personality aside from that she is loyal and her heart belongs to him.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

Creating more dimensions and conflicts for the women to parallel in their reincarnated lives outside of romance would help create more balanced characters. Diane is able to travel and discover her connection to Tiya, but she doesn't have any in depth relationships that aren't romantic while at the same time Tiya is focused solely of men, but has deep relationships with others that are glazed over due to the fixation.