Gilraën and the Prophecy
ACTION ADVENTURE EPIC FANTASY LGBT SCI-FI WAR YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE
GOOD VS. EVIL, DEFENDING HONOR, WORKING TOGETHER DESPITE DIFFERENCES, GAME VS. REALITY.
17th Century or Earlier
WESTWORLD MEETS WITCHER, BLACK MIRROR MEETS GALAVANT
TONY RICHARDSON/GILRAËN GULÁMAE: 55/25+. PROTAGONIST. ELF, STRONG, AND POWERFUL
PRINCE WILLIAM: 50+. PRINCE OF UMBEQJARALII & GILRAËN'S GOAL/PERSON TO PROTECT & SOMEWHAT OF A LOVE INTEREST.
MASTER TALBOT: 60+. HEAD SORCERER & GILRAËN'S MENTOR.
HAROLD: 40+. HEAD ARCHER & GILRAËN'S TRUSTED CAVALRY LEADER.
LADY ELEANOR: 40+. LADY OF THE PALACE & GILRAËN'S CONFIDANTE.
JUSTICE: AGE UNKNOWN. KRELL COMMISSIONED TO KILL GILRAËN BUT LATER BECOMES HER FRIEND AND SIDEKICK.
When Tony Richardson volunteers to play a fully-immersive game, he discovers he is the elf queen, Gilraën Gulámae, who must fulfill the prophecy and defeat Lord Beckworth and the evil Adjudicars. However William is a most handsome prince.
Target Gender: Universal,LGBT Leaning
Kingdom of Umbeqjaralii, continent of Jaralii, Planet Trahe
Based on a True Story
Status: Yes: self-published
Year Published: 2020
Surprise! Tony becomes Gilraën, discovers she must defeat Lord Beckworth. Learns magic; defeats Norton before he can murder Prince William. Fights invaders; defeats Sorcerers, befriends Justice, the Krell, sent to kill her. Becomes close to William.
Gilraën leads the allies to victory, but Beckworth is an Adjudicar who murders king and wounds William. William and Gilraën consummate their love. She faints. Tony must return to Earth or Gilraën will die on Jaralii. Coronate William; find Elf Realm. Arrives on Earth. Returns at last minute.
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Mature Audience Themes
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Plot - Other Elements
Plot - Premise
Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Voyage and Return
Main Character Details
Name: Gilraën Gulámae
Age: Mid-30s, but inappropriate for elf
Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Complex,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Sexy,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Romantic
Additional Character Details
Name: Prince William of Umbeqjaralii
Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Patriotic,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Sophisticated
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Patriotic,Skillful,Funny,Secretive
Additional Character Details
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Gilraën and the Prophecy has all the elements of a multi-part series. 1. Gilraën is the female avatar of Tony Richardson, but falls in love with the handsome prince. When they win the war, Tony must return to Earth. Their victory is their doom. 2. Each book (I Came, I Saw, or I Conquered) is the fulfillment of one couplet of the Prophecy. 3. Each book is a complicated story that can easily become multiple episodes - six 2-hour episodes or 12 one-hour are readily available. 4. The tragic estrangement is resolved when Gilraën returns! 5. Gilraën is a FEMALE hero. 6. Action. Action! ACTION! 7. Twist on twists. 8. A four-book series is being published that continues this story to the entire continent - at least 12 more episodes.
ACTION, ROMANCE, MATURE AUDIENCE, LGBT, DRAMA, FANTASY, POLITICS, WAR
A nerdy millionaire gamer takes on the challenge of being immersed in a VR game as an Archer Gilraen, the Princess Elf
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: GOOD
Accuracy of Book Profile
Yes, the book profile does a good job of concisely portraying the contents of the book and the world created in this story. There aren't that many LGBT moments to add that as a genre for the book. Perhaps they could be in the upcoming books, however in the preliminary book "I Came", barely touches on Gilraën and Prince William's "romantic" story.
Draw of Story
Being a fan of both fantasy and technology, this story immediately captures the attention of any reader who is into video games. A VR experince that immerses you deeply into a video game to the point you are the character you choose or are given, is an experience every avid gamer wishes to have.
The story had a few moments where it dragged a little bit. For instance, Gilraën training with Master Vigash or with the sorcerers to enhance her witchcraft could have been shortened since we get the gist of what Prince William and Talbot are trying to shape Gilraën into. Unfortunately, as a reader, I only get to hear one side of this story with respect to the war between Lord Beckworth and King Richard. So, it would have been more interesting to get Beckworth's side of the story as well so the reader can make the judgment as to who is in the right and who is in the wrong in this war.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The idea of a male millionaire ex-military gamer being immersed into a VR game as a female princess elf is very interesting, especially to watch how he reacts to being a woman and a mythical one at that trying to save a continent from the brink of war. Simulations like these are very interesting to watch, and 'Westworld' has proven that to be accurate.
I see this having a combined fanbase of both women and men since the story caters to the gamers and also the feminist side of fantasy by having a female protagonist in a virtual reality video game. A woman coming to the rescue of a King and Prince and a whole kingdom is very empowering for this day and age.
With the VFX and make-up done right, there is potential for award nominations since there is so much world building in this story. I am able to envision what a Krell or Zhak would look like, however to make someone's imagination a reality is a feat in itself. So, there is potential in terms of VFX.
Similar Films/TV Series
WESTWORLD MEETS WITCHER, BLACK MIRROR MEETS GALAVANT.
What’s New About the Story
The combination of VR and fantasy is quite unique. The world building and hearing both sides of the stories can be improved. But otherwise, the originality of making VR be as real as possible and being a fantasy world is attention grabbing in itself.
The lead character, Gilraën, is a high elf who is an archer and a mage. However, this character is played by someone in his 50s who was also an ex-military man and became a millionaire playing video games. The fact that a 50-something man has to make decisions as an elf princess in a VR game, yet still be poised and elegant is very unique.
Uniqueness of Story
This has potential to be a rare gem. The story is very similar to that of Westworld in the sense that it is all a simulation but the world that is built inside is very immersive, to the point that it all feels extremely real. However, the rare part is that it is all fantasy based, and only some aspects are real such as some people being humans.
Film - Streaming, TV Series - Streaming
There is originality to the story and has potential for a large fanbase. Having a strong female protagonist in this story gives the plot an advantage to attracting different kinds of viewers. However, it would be even more interesting to see both sides of the war and preparation to win the battle between two sides of mythical creatures. Other than that, this book and trilogy would be a strong consider.
A nerdy millionaire ex-military man signs up to be a part of a virtual reality simulation game set up by company to test out the game. Unbeknownst to him, he really gets transported into an alternate world where the simulation is extremely immersive and real. In order to genuinely test out the game and save the main characters, Gilraën, the archer-mage sent to save the kingdom must do what was prophesied; defeat Lord Beckworth and restore peace and prosperity in Umbeqjaralii.
What We Liked
This story immediately captures the attention of any reader who is into video games and fantasy movies or novels. A VR experience that immerses you deeply into a video game to the point you are the character you choose or are given, is an experience every avid gamer wishes to have. I see this having a combined fanbase of both women and men since the story caters to the gamers and also the feminist side of fantasy by having a female protagonist in a virtual reality video game. A woman coming to the rescue of a King and Prince and a whole kingdom is very empowering for this day and age.
Film: With having three books in total, Gilraën and the Prophecy would do great as a trilogy movie series. Whether it is big screen or small screen, the movies with their mythical creatures always have a way of attracting a certain amount of audience. A stellar cast and crew can also have the potential to bring in award nominations for VFX or production design.
TV: Seeing as there are two more books to the series, the show will have a varied audience and fanbase as multiple seasons for a show. Especially with an action filled and female driven storyline, the demographic would be large and inviting. The wealth of detail provided in the book and building the world of Umbeqjaralii and the Guilds, characterization of the sorcerers or even the mythical creatures, it was done very well. From video gamers to fantasy lovers, the show would have viewers across the board.
Key points: 1. Fantasy meets reality
2. Medium Budget
3. Potential for large fanbase and franchise
4. Female protagonist
5. Diversity encouragement
The story begins with Tony Richardson, who is a millionaire game player who came upon his fortune by competing in virtual reality game contests with his friends, Reuben, Greg, and Linda. Tony used to be in the military where he learned most of his survival tactics and game play skills. After winning a lot of competitions and earning so much money from them, to become a millionaire, Tony and his friends get the news about a gaming company hosting a VR immersive experience that Greg signs them up for.
Waking up soaking wet and groggy, Tony wakes up to see that he is now doing the test run for the game. But, he notices that his character, Gilraën Gulámae, is a woman and is capable of not only sorcery but also is an excellent archer. After composing herself, Gilraën marches towards the nearest town when she gets tracked by another sorcerer who immediately notices she is to be brought to the kingdom where she was excepted. The sorcerer then leaves her to get acquainted with her staff and help in her quarters. The one thing that surprises the entire kingdom is that Gilraën is an elf, and a high elf at that. Which means she is Queen Gilraën Gulámae of the Elves of the Green Mountain-Maidstone Forest. , there to serve and protect the kingdom.
Gilraën gets the chance to interact with Prince William and his sorcerers, of which were Master Talbot, Prince William’s most trusted adviser/sorcerer/friend in his council. Master Talbot then introduced Gilraën to all of his sorcerers later on. A few of them were to teach and train Gilraën on sorcery and how to become a mistress of the sorcerers guild. The next day, the Masters took turns in teaching and training Gilraën on her skills. Master Chin, although very mean and rude, taught Gilraën to use all kinds of weapons an Elf can withhold and withstand using, which included javelin, spears, slings, archery, etc. While learning through Master Chin, Gilraën meets an amazing archer named Harold. Soon they become good friends and Harold introduces Gilraën to his squad. In order to learn as much sorcery as possible, Master Talbot trains Gilraën more on how to control her thoughts and shield her mind while penetrating and stealthily spying on others for any loose cannons in the kingdom. Both Gilraën and Master Talbot get carried away and Gilraën arrives late at her next lesson on sorcery with Master Norton. Unimpressed already by her tardiness, Master Norton begins his lesson on fading while striding in her Sorcerer’s Walk.
After being summoned back home, Gilraën makes sure to convince the entire courtroom that regardless of classes in this war, everyone must work together to defeat the common enemy. Unable to digest this, General Abuahad challenges Gilraën for another mock battle with her own technique and others agree, so that they also have proof that sorcerers should be in the front line of the battle to help out as much as possible. Agreeing to a mock battle, Gilraën prepares her comrades, her archer squad the Ghillies, so that they understand this may as well be the actual battle because all of the events are getting very close. As the mock battle begins, Gilraën walks over to the ‘enemy’ lines to see their formation so that she can return and inform her squad as to how to attack. Seeing this, Master Talbot and Prince William understand it indeed is important for a sorcerer to be present in battle as it not only gives advantage but also because Beckworth also has sorcerers in his mix of men in battle.
As they get ready to make sure the Guilds and towns were safe from Beckworth's wreckage, they had liberated Higgleston, ensuring the loyalty of the kings subjects. Gilraën had led her cavalry in battle and had defeated the enemy. She had now killed six of lord Beckworth’s precious sorcerer's. she had met an old friend and had gained a powerful ally. And, she had infiltrated and been accepted by a powerful guild, whose true power was hidden, and undiscoverable by the chauvinistic society in which it was embedded. The enemy had been defeated for now. In the meanwhile, the elves of the realm all congregate to be greeted by the Seeress who bestows upon them the news that an Elvin Queen has descended to take down the Adjudicars’ plan to decimate every continent and world they get their hands on. Understanding this is their only chance of survival and vengeance against the Adjudicars, the Elvin kings and queens unite to orchestrate a masterful plan to take down the Adjudicars.