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R.A. Lingenfelter

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The world was in chaos. Willow was raised as a member of the Crows; rebels who fought against the Dominion. But will the jealousy of those in her own faction threaten the very life she’s been groomed to live?


Action,Adventure,Epic,Fantasy,Young Adult,Sci-fi,War

Short Summary

Willow's family are preparing to escape the confines of the Dominion compound; the only home she's known. Their faction, named the Crows, are waiting for them in the safety of the Rocky Mountains. She's scared, wondering what her new life will be like and her position within the new community.

Willow finds her strengths and special abilities that she had never known existed. Other Crows begin to wonder her true intentions as her skills as a warrior become known. A traitor to the Crows is exposed and Willow must rise up to protect her new faction. Sacrifices are made.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Willow "Will" Danner

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive,Insecure,Underdog,Faithful,Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Complex,Modest,Aspiring,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Finnian "Finn" Sennett

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Patriotic,Decisive,Blunt,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Secretive,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Bradlee

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Villainous,Aggressive,Charming,Narcisstic,Criminal,Power Hungry,Skillful,Secretive

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Willow's journey is filled with emotions that all of us can closely related to; our time of self-doubt and where we fit in. Wondering what our talents or skills are that set us apart from others and whether we will be accepted for those talents. As Willow discovers her strengths, she realizes she's not the average young woman she thought she was. Living in a time where government domination is accepted, she has been taught that freedom is something worth fighting for and her faction, the Crows, are still gathering for that fight. Finnian was born free, his parents both founders of the Crows. Having been betrayed by his mother, Finn is skeptical about the new arrivals in the Crow's camp. As he studies Willow, his doubts grow as she shows skills with weaponry and hand to hand combat that a novice wouldn't have knowledge of. Finn also struggles within himself as he fights his growing attraction towards Willow. Willow starts to have dreams that appear to be visions of the future but only Finnian believes her. When she dreams of a spy in the camp, Finnian and Willow set up a trap to expose the traitor but her skills are new and their trap fails. Tired of the suspicious looks from her faction, Willow is determined to expose the spy and show the Crows that she is truly one of them.

About The Author

R.A. Lingenfelter has always been interested in the afterlife and the purpose of life. Having always seen, felt and heard dead people, R.A. finally embraced the ability and began learning to communicate with the afterlife. Writing helps process what's been seen and experienced.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2020

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Willow and her family live in a DOminion city where they are watched constantly and have no choices. Her parents are secretly Crows, a resistance that lives freely in the mountains. The family escapes to rejoin there people and live amongst them. Willow discovers she has premonition powers and sees the destruction of the Crows by the Dominion.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT


Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

The book profile does not accurately reflect the book. Willow was not born among the Crows. She lived in the Dominion city but was brought up on their values. Her family planned to escape for years but she is new to the world they live in. The profile mentions jealousy when it was closer to fear and disbelief. Willow can hear noises from further than anyone else and has premonitions about the Dominion coming to destroy the secret camp. No one believes her and act like she is crazy.

Draw of Story

The story is science fiction and begins with Willow explaining the structured world she lives in. There is no privacy, rigid rules and deadly punishments when stepping out of line. Everything in her world is regulated by the government. I was intrigued to read how the story unfolds.

Possible Drawbacks

The book is predictable. Willow discovers she has special powers passed down from her grandmother. No one around her believes it, attributing it to the unfamiliar territory or stress. She is proven right when her premonition comes true but not after lives are lost. It is similar to many different dystopian ,young adult stories.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Willow and her family escape their rigid society to join the rebellion in the mountains. Willow realizes there are spies working with the enemy but no one believes her. Dystopian, young adult stories have been done a lot recently but can still be interesting. This has enough to draw people's attention and keep audiences entertained.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase. There is a niche for these stories at the moment. It also combines different genres that can appeal to a wide audience. There is action, thrills, humor, romance and a coming of age story. There is also a strong female lead.

Awards Potential

This story does not have awards potential. While entertaining, it is not set apart from films of the same genre. The characterization is good but the focus is on the story.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story is original because Willow and her family don't need to see the light. They are aware of their lack of freedoms, but play by the rules until they can escape. They are Crows at heart. Also Williow has enhanced powers that are not a result of a drug or medical experiment.

Lead Characters

The lead character doesn't stand out. Willow is a teenage girl who discovers she has some heightened senses. She reacts normally to the situations and environment around her.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem as it is similar to many dystopian films. It has enough differences to be entertaining.

Possible Formats

Film - Streaming, Film - Studio, Film - Indie, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



The story is well rounded and well written. There are entertaining elements with their escape, integration into the Crows society and Willow learning that her father is working for the enemy. The world of the Dominion city and the Crow camp could be explored deeper. The juxtaposition of the two worlds will give a greater understanding of what the characters are fighting for and against.