In The Beginning

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EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION

17th Century or Earlier

Jaime Reyes

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In the Beginning is a fictional take on the first use of religious beliefs for gain, profit or control. The origin of religion as a "business". Set in prehistory, Og declares himself as the speaker of the gods or spirits and gains power and wealth by convincing his tribe that he alone can intercede with the gods on their behalf and improve their lives. His success leads him to pass his knowledge on to his children and grandchildren to maintain control of religious beliefs and keep the power under family control.

Genre

Epic,historical fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 12+

Target Gender:

Setting

Western Europe late Paleolithic era

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Old Neanderthal discovers he can use tribal members' superstitions for his benefit and declares he speaks for the gods

Ending Description

Tribe is decimated by another but the main family survives and continues the business of religion

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

,some of all the above

Plot - Premise

,a little of all the above

Main Character Details

Name: Og

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Leader, Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Decisive, Faithful, Masculine, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Tor

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Skillful, Adventurous, Aggressive, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Mina

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Heroic, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Confident, Decisive, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Adventurous, Aggressive, Engaging, Honorable, Leader, Skillful, Unapologetic

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Logline

In the Beginning is a fictional take on the first use of religious beliefs for gain, profit or control. The origin of religion as a "business". Set in prehistory, Og declares himself as the speaker of the gods or spirits and gains power and wealth by convincing his tribe that he alone can intercede with the gods on their behalf and improve their lives. His success leads him to pass his knowledge on to his children and grandchildren to maintain control of religious beliefs and keep the power under family control.

Short Summary

Old Neanderthal discovers he can use tribal members' superstitions for his benefit and declares he speaks for the gods


Tribe is decimated by another but the main family survives and continues the business of religion

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Core Theme

,a little of all the above

Characters

Main Character

Name: Og

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Leader, Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Decisive, Faithful, Masculine, Visionary

Character 1

Name: Tor

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Skillful, Adventurous, Aggressive, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine

Character 2

Name: Mina

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Heroic, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Confident, Decisive, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Adventurous, Aggressive, Engaging, Honorable, Leader, Skillful, Unapologetic

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