The Last Bull at Raymond
Jedidiah Fox is a 6’7” shaman, unusual in appearance, some would say ugly. His best friend is Morgan Miller, a brain-damaged cowboy. When strange circumstances twist Morgan into a life-altering situation, Jedidiah must guide him away from murder, while unraveling the disappearances of young women.
Jedidiah Fox, a young shaman, reflects on his dream travels regarding his friend, Morgan, as he waits to join him on the yearly Miller branding. Jedidiah knows that things are about to unravel regarding the twisted Miller family and the missing and murdered women in the area.
Jedidiah reflects on how we cannot go back in history, just as knowing what happened to the women won't bring them home. He also recognizes that regardless of who we want to hate, we are all related, and what we do to others, we ultimately do to ourselves.
Southern Alberta, Waterton National Park area
Based on a True Story
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Plot - Other Elements
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Name: Jedidiah Fox
Key Traits: Complex,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Lone Wolf,Selfless,Visionary,Strong Moral Code
Additional Character Details
Name: Morgan Miller
Key Traits: Adventurous,Underdog,Masculine,Badass,Clumsy,Sexy,Heartthrob
Additional Character Details
Name: The Chief, grandfather
Key Traits: Complex,Selfless,Skillful,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Visionary
Additional Character Details
Name: Denton Miller
Key Traits: Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Criminal,Desperate,Greedy,Secretive,Power Hungry
A gifted young Shaman is trying to protect a friend and solve the mysterious disappearances of young women. Jedidiah Fox is 6'7" and strikingly unusual in appearance, some would say ugly, especially his own people. He is best friends with Morgan Miller, a socially outcast brain-damaged cowboy. When strange circumstances twist Morgan into a life-altering situation, Jedidiah and his grandfather, the Chief, have to guide him safely through situations that even they have little experience with. At the same time, they are trying to recover what has been stolen from Morgan and keep him safe from those who have wanted him dead for years. To complicate things further, young women, including Morgan's girlfriend, Wanda Eagle Child, have been disappearing from the area for several years. Jedidiah and the Chief have their suspicions, but they do not have all the facts and the evidence they need to be believed. As they try to obtain this evidence, they are also in danger. Possibly more than Morgan due to the long-standing hatred their enemies have for them. A hatred that found its birth in family secrets. As they all work together to correct the wrongs perpetrated on Morgan and solve the mystery of the missing women, the family secrets start to unravel, coming to a fatal conclusion. Will this help them find the missing women, and, if so, will they ever be able to go home?
An indigenous shaman and his friend, a mentally disabled cowboy, form a strong friendship that locals view with suspicion. After the cowboy's life appears to be threatened, they must uncover the source of a great mystery, which also involves the cowboy's greedy family and the disappearance of young local women. In the end, the culprits are arrested, and the protagonists live their lives freely.
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
Yes, it is accurate.
Draw of Story
The countryside setting and the unusual characteristics of the protagonist and his best friend.
Nothing made me want to put the book down, but the least exciting parts are the ones that spend a lot of time in dreams and supernatural settings, almost losing perspective on the more concrete aspect of the narrative.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The main hook is the mystery behind the disappearance of girls and the historically compelling relationship between an Indian and a cowboy.
Maybe it wouldn't have a large fanbase because the story is quite complex, but certainly, the originality of the narrative could attract a broad and diverse audience.
With changes and revisions to the story and a high-quality adaptation, a film based on the narrative can compete for Awards.
Similar Films/TV Series
THE RIDER - IN THIS FILM, A YOUNG COWBOY SEEKS A NEW PURPOSE AFTER SUFFERING AN ACCIDENT THAT PREVENTS HIM FROM RETURNING TO THE RODEO CIRCUIT. WHITE FEATHER - AN INDIAN WOMAN AND A WHITE LAND SURVEYOR FALL IN LOVE, DEFYING THE TIME'S CONVENTIONS
What’s New About the Story
What is unique in the story is the central friendship between a native and a cowboy and their characteristics, which stand out among the characters we usually see in books and movies.
The lead character is a brave, kind, outspoken, and highly spiritual man. Despite the prejudice he suffers and the criticism about his physical appearance, he is not let down. He remains firm in defending his convictions concerning friendship, life after death, and environmental protection.
Uniqueness of Story
It is not yet a rare gem, but it is certainly a story with great potential. With some revisions and edits, it can generate a great adaptation.
Film: Indie, Streaming
One of the main reasons is that the book has two important characters that break away from the most common stereotypes. Furthermore, the friendship between an Indian shaman and a cowboy brings up a very welcome historical revisionism in this day and age. It's a rich and well-explored relationship, as is their psychological development, which yields good results for the narrative. The very idea of making a narrative of suspense, with a background of social criticism, in a setting generally used for westerns is very compelling. Furthermore, the author has a distinctive writing style, although some passages need revision to stand out even more. In terms of what could be changed into an adaptation, perhaps the supernatural part of the story sounds somewhat excessive. The events themselves, the cowboy's family greed, the attempt to save him from those trying to kill him, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of young women in the region are all too interesting. Still, the insistence on focusing efforts on the protagonist's dreams and what happens in the spiritual realm end up dragging the rhythm and the story down in a few moments. Also, these elements may not translate well to the movie screen. So, with a small change of tone, a streamlining of scenes related to this spiritual subplot, and a review of some dialogues, the story could become quite exciting on the screen, in the case of an adaptation.