Angel of Mons

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ACTION ADVENTURE FANTASY MELODRAMA SUSPENSE / THRILLER WAR

Early 20th Century

Robin Bennett

Logline

It is 2014. Ben's father is in prison and his mum, a former child genius, is barely hanging on to her sanity. When Ben and his classmates are nearly killed in a coach crash in Belgium, Ben starts to experience flashbacks: visitations to the brutal start of World War 1 in 1914 and the uncertain world of Corporal Sam Lyle. Is Ben going mad too, like his mum, or is there another reason why he finds himself in a war zone? Who is the spectral figure that haunts both the boy and the soldier? Do angels exist?

Genre

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Melodrama, Suspense / Thriller, War

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

London, Mons (Belgium)

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

Ben has to remain in Mons after the school bus accident. He must fight to survive the school bullies and discover the truth behind the flashbacks, the last days for Corporal Sam Lyle and the strange figure who appears to him.

Ending Description

In a final, highly-dramatic scene, Ben is hurled back to 1914 and the height of the battle. He saves the life of Sam Lyle and is saved, himself, by the 'angel'. He returns to London, stronger and more able to cope with his mother's illness, the bullies and renews his relationship with his father.

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No

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Ben

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Heroic, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Corporal Sam Lyle

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Honorable, Modest, Uneducated, Faithful, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

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Logline

It is 2014. Ben's father is in prison and his mum, a former child genius, is barely hanging on to her sanity. When Ben and his classmates are nearly killed in a coach crash in Belgium, Ben starts to experience flashbacks: visitations to the brutal start of World War 1 in 1914 and the uncertain world of Corporal Sam Lyle. Is Ben going mad too, like his mum, or is there another reason why he finds himself in a war zone? Who is the spectral figure that haunts both the boy and the soldier? Do angels exist?

Short Summary

Ben has to remain in Mons after the school bus accident. He must fight to survive the school bullies and discover the truth behind the flashbacks, the last days for Corporal Sam Lyle and the strange figure who appears to him.


In a final, highly-dramatic scene, Ben is hurled back to 1914 and the height of the battle. He saves the life of Sam Lyle and is saved, himself, by the 'angel'. He returns to London, stronger and more able to cope with his mother's illness, the bullies and renews his relationship with his father.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ben

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Heroic, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex

Character 1

Name: Corporal Sam Lyle

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Empathetic, Honorable, Modest, Uneducated, Faithful, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

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