Dust of Earth: A Fantasy Adventure—Quest of the Guardians Episode One

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ACTION EPIC FANTASY MYSTERY SCI-FI SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE ADVENTURE EPIC FANTASY YOUNG ADULT DRAMA MYSTERY OTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLER

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S.R. Olson

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Logline

King Jakin is bound by an ancient oath to protect the magic of the world. When a curse flings him into a future where chaos reigns and history recalls him as a coward, he must restore the magic and reclaim the throne before time runs out and the planet is destroyed.

Genre

Action, Epic, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Adventure,,Adventure,Epic,Fantasy,Young Adult,Drama,Mystery,Other,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

King Jakin sends his family to safety and then races to get an object of great power that he can use to defeat his enemy. But his enemy interrupts and blasts Jakin 300 years into a future where chaos reigns and history remembers him as a coward.


Jakin acquires one piece of an ancient artifact but discovers the evil that currently rules the world has crippled his ability to use its magic. They discover evil King Faeran has captured some of their friends and an eclipse marks the beginning of the end of their world—if they don't hurry.

Setting

Fictional planet of Daxxon

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest,,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Jakin Daxx

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Perseverance, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Heroic, Masculine, Adventurous, Decisive, Educated, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Leader, Skillful,Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Malakai Jenks

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Gracious, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Underdog, Empathetic, Naive, Selfless, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Adventurous, Charming, Clumsy, Funny, Obedient, Uneducated,Adventurous,Aspiring,Clumsy,Empathetic,Engaging,Honorable,Insecure,Naive,Underdog,Modest,Obedient,Uneducated,Selfless,Strong Moral Code,Faithful,Heroic,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: King Faeran

Age: 333

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Masculine, Aggressive, Charming, Sarcastic, Decisive, Extraordinary powers and abilities, Greedy, Secretive, Complex, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Confident, Manipulative, Other: Psychotic,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Greedy,Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Masculine,Badass,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Gabriella Wind-Star

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Faithful, Heroic, Sexy, Badass, Beautiful, Complex, Decisive, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Modest, Romantic, Skillful,Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Skillful,Sexy,Modest

Development Pitch

The Quest of the Guardians is a natural for adaptation to film. Each episode completes one part of the journey while providing a trail of clues that will lead viewers to the 4th and final episode. Each book has a story capable of standing alone as one film in a series, but they could be adapted into 2 long films or a TV series, too. The over-arching conflict is that the planet will be destroyed if the characters fail in their quest, but they must grow and evolve along the way to even understand what needs to be done, because their initial beliefs lack the insights that they must discover—which is that they cannot do it alone and need to unite all the peoples of their world to generate the needed power to stop the catastrophe. The MCs and their friends travel through four elemental realms, each with its own distinct culture that represent different cross-sections of society: the workers, the hippies, the intellectuals, and the red-necks. Each with their own world-views and ideas about how things should be. The MCs encounter friends and foes while battling bizarre creatures, discovering clues, solving riddles, and racing against the alignment of three moons. Only to discover in the end, that it wasn’t enough—they need all the different cultures to stop fighting and come together as one...which requires their willingness to make that choice. Dust of Earth is first in the series. Drop of Water & Gust of Wind are also available. The final book: Spark of Fire is being written.

About The Author

S.R. Olson lives in rural Minnesota with her two dogs. She's worn many hats from horse trainer to wedding photographer to truck driver and snow-plow operator. But writing has always been her first love. She applies a lifetime of varied experiences to crafting stories filled with adventure and imagination.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781530012497

Genre

ACTION, FANTASY, WAR

Brief

Jakin is trying to protect his kingdom from King Faeran, who is trying to claim his throne. When King Jakin awakens after he uses magic, he wakes up 300 years in the future with King Faeran still ruling. He is aided by a young boy named Malakai who educates Jakin on Faeran's rule and helps him on the journey to open the eyes of the people and reclaim the kingdom.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: EXCELLENT

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story begins with magic and fighting. King Jakin is trying to get his family out of the castle while making a final stand against King Faeran. There is magic and adventure from the opening scene.

Possible Drawbacks

The book veers towards a young adult genre because much of the action centers around Malakai as he helps King Jakin. He is 15 years old, and he interacts with characters of the same age.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is this a medieval adventure story with magic and flying beasts.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a very large fanbase. In post Game of Thrones era, audiences are drawn to medieval stories with magic, thrones and battles.

Awards Potential

I do not see this having awards potential. This story does not have a lot of depth and neither do the characters. There was very little character development.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

THE LETTER FOR THE KING, DRAGONHEART, HIS DARK MATERIALS

What’s New About the Story

There is nothing truly unique about this story. The suppression of knowledge in the kingdom - so the people accept only what they were taught - is an interesting element. The use of propaganda instead of just brute force and fear during that time period is more interesting.

Lead Characters

Nothing really stands out about the lead characters. There is no development in the characters during this chapter, which might be due to the fact that this story spans multiple books.

Uniqueness of Story

This is an average story with elements that freshen up the genre. A lot of these elements haven't been explained in depth because, I believe, it spans over multiple books.

Possible Formats

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

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This a consider at this time because there is potential. This is only the first part of this story and has room to grow into something very exciting.