Where Eagles Dare Not Perch

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ADVENTURE ACTION HISTORICAL FICTION WAR

19th Century

Peter Bridgford

Logline

Zachary Webster was an innocent Maine farm boy before becoming a sharpshooter, but the violence of the Civil War battlefields has turned him into a natural killer. While home on his unit’s month-long furlough, he murders the man he believes has stolen his beloved. In doing so, he sets into motion three intensely dark journeys—his own as a soldier returning to a brutal and hopeless war; his sweetheart’s as she seeks absolution; and the brother of the murdered man, whose quest for revenge propels him into the most violent of worlds. When the three find each other amid the chaos and brutality of the Battle of the Wilderness, they’re faced with figuring out if they are tempered enough from their own redemptive ordeals to face whatever uncertain future awaits them after the bloody fighting is over.

Genre

Adventure, Action, Historical Fiction, War

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Maine, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Virginia

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

A Civil War Maine sharpshooter has become a natural killer. He sets off a tangle of tales of vengeance when he murders a competitor for his love interest while home on furlough.

Ending Description

All three main characters seek to rediscover their humanity. Two head west to start up a new life based on a lie, while the other one heads back to the Delaware marshland to begin the family he's made with runaway slaves.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Incest, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

,War is Hell

Plot - Premise

,The Impact of War

Main Character Details

Name: Zachary Webster

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Desperate, Aggressive, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Lone Wolf, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Decisive, Perseverance, Skillful, Unapologetic, Blunt, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Jedediah Stiller

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Aggressive, Confident, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Criminal, Blunt, Crazy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Catherine Brandford

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Perseverance, Romantic, Beautiful, Complex, Desperate, Insecure

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Zachary Webster was an innocent Maine farm boy before becoming a sharpshooter, but the violence of the Civil War battlefields has turned him into a natural killer. While home on his unit’s month-long furlough, he murders the man he believes has stolen his beloved. In doing so, he sets into motion three intensely dark journeys—his own as a soldier returning to a brutal and hopeless war; his sweetheart’s as she seeks absolution; and the brother of the murdered man, whose quest for revenge propels him into the most violent of worlds. When the three find each other amid the chaos and brutality of the Battle of the Wilderness, they’re faced with figuring out if they are tempered enough from their own redemptive ordeals to face whatever uncertain future awaits them after the bloody fighting is over.

Short Summary

A Civil War Maine sharpshooter has become a natural killer. He sets off a tangle of tales of vengeance when he murders a competitor for his love interest while home on furlough.


All three main characters seek to rediscover their humanity. Two head west to start up a new life based on a lie, while the other one heads back to the Delaware marshland to begin the family he's made with runaway slaves.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

,The Impact of War

Characters

Main Character

Name: Zachary Webster

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Desperate, Aggressive, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Lone Wolf, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Decisive, Perseverance, Skillful, Unapologetic, Blunt, Adventurous

Character 1

Name: Jedediah Stiller

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Aggressive, Confident, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Criminal, Blunt, Crazy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Badass

Character 2

Name: Catherine Brandford

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Perseverance, Romantic, Beautiful, Complex, Desperate, Insecure

Supplemental Materials

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