The Twelve Commandments

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Jeff Elkins

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An orphaned teen longing for acceptance is recruited by a secret order of homeless superheroes whose mission is to hold back an invasion of other-worldly monsters. Action-packed, fast-paced, and set in the streets of Baltimore. Think: The Wire + The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.


War, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

A small army of monsters is kidnapping and killing people in Baltimore. As the youngest Gracanjo (a secret order of heroes who protect major cities around the world) Jose must learn how to fight and how to work with his new partner (a legendary but jaded warrior) if Jose is going to survive the war.

After his partner is kidnapped, Jose must rally the friends he has made to attack the monster's stronghold and put an end to war. In a vicious final battle during which some of Jose's friends are lost, Jose leans on his training to save his partner and send the monsters back to their world.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Jose

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Aspiring, Adventurous, Empathetic, Insecure, Selfless, Engaging, Funny, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Chris

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Secretive, Skillful, Aggressive, Blunt, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bose

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Leader, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Criminal, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Aggressive, Badass, Charming, Complex, Confident, Villainous

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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