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.


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

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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