Ellie and Orin Prophecy

Gagan Saini

Book Cover

GENRE

ACTION ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S FANTASY

    Core Theme

    STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT

    TIME PERIOD

    2000s

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    PERCY JACKSON, HARRY POTTER, THE NEVERENDING STORY

    CHARACTER LIST

    ELLIE: 11. BRAVE, SMART, AND RESOURCEFUL

    HIMAKSHI (70S), GRANDMOTHER AND MENTOR.

    ARUM (9) BROTHER AND LIABILITY.

    BIKHU (40S), TRUSTED COMPANION.

    MOTI (40S) ENEMY TURNED INTO THE LOYAL PROTECTOR.

    RUPEHU, ARCHENEMY

    Logline

    Ellie lost her mother and grand father the day she was born. Her life went upside down on her 13th birthday when her grandmother got abducted by king of monsters of star world. Only an Orin rider could rescue her. But in the star world till now, no was able to ride king of unicorns, Orin.

    Target Audiences

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

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    New Delhi, India. Star world, somewhere in the galaxy.

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: with a Publisher

    Publisher: Evincepub Publications

    Year Published: 2020

    Starting Description

    Story begins with a 12 years old girl, Ellie, living in Delhi India, with her father, stepmother, step brother and grandmother. Grandmother tells her fairy tales and principles of living a good life. She struggles with studies and environment at home as her step mother gives her hard time.

    Ending Description

    Ellie becomes the first ever Orin rider of star world. With the help of which she kills Rupehu/ the five headed dragon and the evil king. The king of fairy kingdom (her uncle) adopts her which makes her the princess of fairy kingdom.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    9390197856

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

    Plot - Premise

    Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Rebellion Against 'The One'

    Main Character Details

    Name: Ellie

    Age: 13

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Charming,Adventurous,Decisive,Confident,Selfless,Skillful,Gracious,Heroic,Empathetic

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Himakshi (Grandmother)

    Age: 60

    Gender: Female

    Role: Mentor

    Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Skillful,Heroic,Leader,Sophisticated,Gracious

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Rupehu

    Age: 50

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Masculine,Villainous,Crazy,Criminal,Power Hungry,Greedy,Leader,Unapologetic

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Arum

    Age: 10

    Gender: Male

    Role: sidekick

    Key Traits: Charming,Clumsy,Obedient,Funny,Greedy

    Development Pitch

    The life of Ellie was going reasonably alright with her grandmother, Father, Step-Mother and Step-brother Arum, until on her 13th birthday when her grandmother went missing. She came to know that her grandmother was a fairy princess and was abducted by an evil King because only she could open the safety shield of the fairy kingdom. Only after which the kingdom could be attacked. Only Orin rider could stop him and his army of monsters. But till now in the history of star world, no one was able to ride the king of unicorns, the Orin. Despite of dangers, Ellie decided to go in the star world and rescue her grandmother.

    Genre

    ACTION, FANTASY, WAR, DRAMA

    Brief

    Ellie's grandmother is abducted by an evil being from the Star World, so brave Ellie goes on a journey to save her and ends up discovering she is the Orin rider, the only one who can defeat the evil. Ellie unites all kingdoms and together they restore peace.

    Overall Rating

    GOOD

    Point of View

    THIRD PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: FAIR

    Characterization: GOOD

    Commerciality: EXCELLENT

    Franchise Potential: GOOD

    Pace: FAIR

    Premise: GOOD

    Structure: GOOD

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    Bigger note: because this is a fantasy, I feel like the logline can have more details the world. Smaller notes: get her age right, fix spelling and grammar mistakes.

    Draw of Story

    The Star World.

    Possible Drawbacks

    First, the book NEEDS to be edited and revised professionally; too many grammatical and spelling mistakes, as well unconventional syntactic structures. Other things that could make the book better are editing out some unnecessary story points in the beginning of the story, making the chapters more similar in length, and writing the grandmother's life lessons in a less condescending way.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    A young girl set out on an adventure into a new world with magical creatures.

    Fanbase Potential

    Yes, as it's a fantasy story, with great appeal to pre-teens, and a large possibility of sequels.

    Awards Potential

    Only teen-movie awards.

    Envisioned Budget

    LARGE BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    PERCY JACKSON, HARRY POTTER, THE NEVERENDING STORY

    What’s New About the Story

    The Indian protagonist, the strong array of female characters, the complex world, the magical creatures.

    Lead Characters

    Ellie is brave, resourceful, and very respectful of her elders. The grandmother is a badass old lady. Rupehu is a strong villain who can actually do great damage.

    Uniqueness of Story

    The world, character, and plot have great potential, if the story is edited well (with some plot points removed, and some added) it can create a stronger piece.

    Possible Formats

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

    Analyst Recommendation

    CONSIDER

    Justification

    Because this is a good first draft of a story that can become an appealing, profitable piece to the targeted audience.

    Brief

    Gagan Saini, the bestselling author of 'The Jugni,' brings to the readers the pre-teen fantasy tale 'Ellie and The Orin Prophecy,' a fantastic story about a girl who saves the universe with her unicorn.

    What We Liked

    In this appealing, unique, and magical world, inhabited by equally interesting characters, we see Ellie grow to become her true self, a brave resourceful girl, and stand up for what is right for the Star World, against more powerful creatures, everyone else's doubts, and even against the powers that be. Surrounded and encouraged by other very strong and intelligent women, Ellie represents the power in the new generations to fight against old and harmful ways. The author created a story with strong facets, and appealing characters. The story is well described in key moments and the author has a great ability to create strong female characters.

    Film: This book has all the elements to hold a very strong film: a compelling protagonist, a visually ambitious world, and a message worth sharing with younger audiences. In a contained format, every second of the story would keep the audience on the edge of their chairs, and a summer release could turn this fantastic adventure into a phenomenon amongst pre-teens.

    TV: There are so many happenings in this fantastic adventure, this story could be greatly adapted to an episodic limited series targeted to pre-teens. In each episode, the audience would get to see Ellie discover a new face of the magical Star World, and have all the many characters, their arcs, and the world rules carefully develop will allow the fantasy to be properly absorbed by the audience. With the many challenges Ellie faces, it won't be hard to find a compelling hook to end each chapter of this adventure.

    Key points: The fantastic setting (Star World); the strong female characters; the redemption arc surrounding so many characters; Ellie's courage to question the powers that be; unicorns and other fantastic beasts.

    Synopsis

    Ellie and her half-brother Arum live in New Delhi, India, with their grandmother, a wise old woman, Arum's mother, the selfish Maya, and sporadically with their father, when he isn't traveling for business. Ellie is a brave girl who loves to hear her grandmother's stories about fantastic kingdoms in the stars and is always ready to protect her younger and chubby brother. Their day-to-day consists mostly of going to school, stopping at their favorite bakery for treats, and playing at the city park. At home, besides work from school, Ellie is also forced by her step-mother Maya to clean the house and help her grandmother in the kitchen. Their father, who is always working hard to support the family, never stays for too long. On Ellie's 11th birthday, which is also the death anniversary of Ellie's mother and grandfather, Maya forbids the grandmother to spend any money on a cake. Still, the grandmother is able to prepare a surprise intimate party with the help of the town's baker, her friend Hamza. Dressed like a princess and happy about her cake, Ellie leaves to school, but when she comes back, she finds her grandmother has disappeared. Unable to get Maya or their father to help, Ellie and Arum seek the assistance of her grandmother's trusted friends: Bikhu and Hamza. By using a magical powder, Bikhu finds out that Maya has stolen two golden pearls from the grandmother, who was later abducted by evil minions who work for Repahu, an evil entity from the Star World. Hamza and Bikhu reveal to the kids that not only the stories about the Star World were real, but their grandmother is the Fairy Princess, and that Repahu wants to dominate the universe and plans to use their grandmother her to lift the protection wall on all kingdoms. Determined to save her grandmother, Ellie convinces Hamza and Bikhu to take the foursome on a journey to the Star World, to seek help from the King.

    The King, however, is out of the palace, and Ellie and the others are turned down by the Prince's wife, who doesn't believe their story about Princess Himanshi's kidnapping, or that they are heirs to the King, especially because they clearly don't belong to the Star World. In order to fit in, Ellie decides she must seek a unicorn, as all the people in this world have a companion animal, and unicorns are what most women choose to accompany them. But, first, she needs a saddle made by an ani-human; the problem is all ani-humans are now on Rupehu's side. But there is one, who failed to kill the Princess, their grandmother, years ago, and was kicked out of the army as punishment. Ellie and Bikhu go to the ani-human's house, as Hamza and Arum wait for them in the forest. However, the ani-human denies helping them; his main reason is that he has a knife stuck in his back that forbids him to do anything and is the source of great pain. Even though he denies helping her, Ellie still removes the knife from the creature's back, releasing it from its suffering. On their way back to Arum and Hamza, they find them missing; Bikhu uses the magic powder to relive the scene, and they find out the two were kidnaped by Rupehu's minions, who now also hold the Prince and the King prisoners.Ellie and Bikhu go to the unicorn mountain to get Ellie a unicorn, but she can only enter the cave alone. Inside, she tries to talk to the unicorns, as the first one to answer is the one she'll have, but none talks to her. She then sees isolated in an island Orin, the only white unicorn, and the leader of them all. But he is surrounded by crocodiles. Using her intelligence, Ellie is able to cross the waters and talk to Orin. The crocodiles promise her loyalty and protection from all water creatures. Ellie and Orin exit the mountain together.

    Outside, Bikhu realizes Ellie is the chosen one to ride Orin, and the Prophecy says the Orin rider is the one who will defeat Rupehu. The ani-human whom Ellie saved gives her a saddle as a sign of gratitude for the knife removed. Ellie, then, rides Orin towards Rupehu, as Bikhu and the ani-human, now named Moti, go to inform the other kingdoms about Rupehu's plans to destroy Fairy World, and then the other Kingdoms of the Star World. On her way, Ellie asks for the help of the Seven Saints, who gave Rupehu most of his powers, but they claim they cannot interfere in the war. Alone, she goes face Rupehu, who rides towards the Fairy World, with his army and prisoners: the King, the Prince and Princess, Arum, Hamza, and now also Maya and the kids' father. As Rupehu approaches his goal of using the Princess Himanshi to lift the protection wall and attack Star World, Ellie comes to defy him. The Prince's Wife, who now knows Ellie was telling the truth, tries to change her mind, but when Rupehu confesses to having killed Ellie's mother and grandfather, Ellie returns to face him. Ellie is joined by warriors of all Kingdoms, who can come together to fight against Rupehu. The battle is epic, the prisoners escape, though the King is every injured. The Seven Saints finally decide to join Ellie's side and explain the Prophecy about Rupehu's death. Ellie realizes she is the one who needs to kill him, but they still don't know where to find the right weapon. Orin, the unicorn, reveals the weapon is his horn, so they remove it so Ellie can kill Rupehu. With the help of her grandmother and the Prince's Wife, Ellie gains wings and flies to face Rupehu in his dragon form. She's able to destroy him and restore peace to the Star World. All the Kingdoms honor Ellie as their savior; the King, upon the sight of his family reunited and Rupehu destroyed, passes away, giving his throne to his son. Ellie, Arum, the grandmother, Maya, and the father return to Earth to live their lives, now united as a family. Knowing the truth about her origins, Ellie visits the Fairy Kingdom frequently.

    About The Author

    Gagan Saini, the bestselling author of 'The Jugni,' brings to the readers the pre-teen fantasy tale 'Ellie and The Orin Prophecy,' a fantastic story about a girl who saves the universe with her unicorn.