Bloodline Murmurs of Earth

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Across The Centuries

Nick van der Leek

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Sword. Ice. Spaceships. And Scotland. Set 200 years in the future, humanity finds itself in an Ice Age hanging on by a thread. In this bleak future, two men - brothers - arise in opposing Houses. Their rivalry leads to war. Whoever wins, inherits the Earth.


Action, Apocalyptic, Historical Fiction, War, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Epic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi,

Short Summary

It has a similar feel to The Last Kingdom & Vikings, except it's set 200 years in the future. It features sci-fi type technology such as drones and lightning swords. It involves a series of epic battles leading to the extinction of our species, with the exception of one survivor.


Scotland, Paris, English Channel, Cape Town South Africa, various historical locations.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Christopher Ulysses is purposely a supernatural character with exceptional abilities. His appearance is modelled on Legolas, a man of exceptional athletic talent. His men refer to him as the "Elf" or the "Grey Elf". He can remember through time and is extremely wise, but his knowledge is his curse. He has to free himself from what he knows and fears in order to live. He is also "mirrored" by the villain, Ogilvie Skye - his half-brother and nemesis. When the memory of the world, and of humanity is being lost, this is the sort of character that will take our legacy forward...

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Educated, Visionary, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Heroic, Leader, Selfless, Sophisticated, Underdog, Secretive, Sexy, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard the Scrivener. He is an old and pathetic character. Although he has a strong desire to survive, his methods are less honest and his attitude less heroic than his master Ulysses. Through Richard, the Scrivener of Blackness, we see the gritty underbelly of life at the end of the world. It's a hard scrabble life of urine, cold, blood and battle.

Age: 72

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Clumsy, Underdog, Villainous, Desperate, Funny, Greedy, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Blunt, Engaging, Insecure, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Dagmar is the love interest of Christopher Ulysses. She provides a sense of the beauty and frailty and ultimately the tragedy of the world they're fighting not to lose.

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Confident, Heartthrob, Sexy, Unapologetic, Decisive, Faithful, Perseverance, Romantic, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ogilvie Skye

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive, Leader, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Villainous, Criminal, Secretive, Masculine, Badass, Blunt, Crazy, Greedy, Manipulative, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Unapologetic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: GenZ

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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