Unearthing the Dawn

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17th Century or Earlier

R.M. Schultz

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A young man in present day, Gavin, is attempting to discover the Hall of Records in ancient Egypt. Thus far, he has only discovered a tale in a journal of a boy from ancient Egypt, Heb, whose many trials are so similar to Gavin's own, millennia later.


Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

Two story line threads: one present day attempting to discover an ancient site of historical significance. The other: an ancient tale of pharaohs, queens, intrigue, mystery, life and death.

The Hall of Records is uncovered but not in the way Gavin foresaw. Heb overthrows the evil pharaoh Akhenaten, but then his queen Nefertiti will rule. The story of how King Tut came to power.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Gavin - present day, Heb - ancient thread

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Skillful, Complex, Confident, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Naive, Aggressive, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Secretive, Adventurous, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Maddie - female of present day, Nefertiti - female of ancient thread

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Secretive, Seductive, Sexy, Aspiring, Narcissistic, Perseverance, Power-hungry, Empathetic, Outspoken, Adventurous, Beautiful, Complex, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: There are many side characters in each story, an additional female in each thread

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Educated, Seductive, Empathetic, Engaging, Power-hungry, Sexy, Greedy, Manipulative, Beautiful, Complex, Decisive, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Antagonists in each thread. Mr. Scalone. Akhenaten.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Greedy, Masculine, Outspoken, Perseverance, Villainous, Aggressive, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Aspiring

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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