The Shadowverse

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2000s,Across Centuries

J.C. Gallo

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After being bestowed incredible powers in an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger, six college students are sent across time and space to find an exiled, legendary warrior and stop a resurrected alien warlord bent on universal domination.


Young Adult,Sci-fi,Fantasy,Action,Adventure,Crime

Short Summary

A time traveler known as Z imbues college student Johnny Sparks and his friends with superpowers, due to The Shadowverse's energy of Ooris. This domino effect brings them together, but also alerts Titan to their existence—he eventually kidnaps Rose and warps her mind before the others' journey.

The Shadowforce and Sonovan Lung manage to overcome the armies of Titan, preventing his Justification from taking place. Dustin Jones perishes, but Sonovan Lung sacrifices himself to banish Titan back to The Shadowverse forever.


New York City, Montauk Point and Camp Hero, various alien planets, and the main villain Titan's flagship.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Voyage and Return,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Twist,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Johnny Sparks

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Adventurous,Modest,Heroic,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Gracious,Leader,Faithful,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Titan

Age: Unknown

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Villainous,Blunt,Outspoken,Visionary,Sophisticated,Confident,Educated,Complex,Engaging,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Sonovan Lung

Age: Over 1,000 years

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Modest,Adventurous,Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Rose Johnson

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Funny,Gracious,Empathetic,Engaging,Heroic,Romantic,Badass,Aggressive,Skillful,Outspoken,Decisive,Confident,Naive,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

Johnny Sparks, Ryan Slade, and brothers Dustin and Sam Jones are like many—lifelong friends who dream of something beyond the in's and out's of life. But when they are imbued with superpowers by a stranger named Z, meet Jane, a telekinetic girl with a troubled past, and Rose, a student with a big secret, life is anything but status quo. Before they could adjust to this new life, Rose is taken by an alien ruler named Titan, who spent years searching for her. In a rescue effort, the others are forced onto an interstellar journey, but quickly learn they've been thrust into a millennia-old story far bigger than just Rose. They need the aid of Sonovan Lung—Titan's age-old arch-nemesis who has been missing for centuries. In the spectacular adventure that ensues, the group must mature and join forces if they have any hope of saving a warped Rose and stopping Titan's inescapable, far-reaching plans for all realities. Combining Sci-Fi, fantasy, and coming of age effortlessly, The Shadowverse has the tried-and-true adventure of Star Wars and the action of Marvel. It appeals to young and old audiences alike, since a story of greater destiny is timeless. As readers have stated, it is "a great source for a movie adaptation," "could make a great blockbuster," and "can definitely see this on the big screen." Above all else, it will give people inspiration and motivation—because, like Sonovan, no matter who you are, where you're from, or what you've done, you can always achieve greatness.

About The Author

J.C. Gallo is the Christian author of The Shadowverse saga of books. He enjoys astronomy, astrophysics, ambient music, and ice hockey, while also a trumpet player. While living in Houston, Texas, he was the youngest person (11) to become a licensed RC pilot. On the other hand, he is ranked a black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido, though he is very unassuming and tends to keep that accomplishment a cool secret. Currently, he lives in Orlando, Florida with his family, trying to outlive the constant heat.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+,7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available