The Blood King, Book 1 of the Brighton Duology

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The Future

Liz Long

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When Reina Torres joins Brighton's KEY program, she has no idea she's part of the King's darkest secrets to a long life and complacent kingdom.


Action, LGBT, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Political,Dystopian

Short Summary

Reina joins the KEY program to better her country, despite knowing she'll have to hide her true identity. She never anticipated King Magnus taking a personal interest in her; the result causes her to stumble upon how he hasn’t aged in decades as she finds herself in the middle of a civil uprising.

Reina and Princess Helena fall in love, planning their escape. Friends are sacrificed in the process, while rebels help Reina and the Princess escape Brighton. The story ends on a cliffhanger as the rebel leader asks Reina if she's ready to start the revolution against King Magnus.


Dystopian - city very much like NY or DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Reina Torres

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Outspoken, Empathetic, Heroic, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Leader, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Secretive, Naive, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Princess Helena Brighton

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Modest, Decisive, Naive, Confident, Leader, Outspoken, Sophisticated, Charming, Gracious, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Beautiful, Educated, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: King Magnus Brighton

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Crazy, Aggressive, Greedy, Manipulative, Masculine, Villainous, Unapologetic, Visionary, Complex, Confident, Educated, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Instructor Ford

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Lone Wolf, Secretive, Decisive, Honorable, Leader, Masculine, Obedient, Patriotic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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