Gust of Wind: A Fantasy Adventure—Quest of the Guardians Episode Three

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

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S.R. Olson

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Logline

With Jakin in a coma, Malakai decides to continue the quest without him. He travels to the realm of wind, only to be separated from his friends and left to fend for himself. Jakin wakes up and races to stop him because Malakai doesn't know the artifact will kill him.

Genre

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

Short Summary

Having been given free rein by evil King Faeran, the High Priest of the Wind realm is making random weather attacks on the Earth and Water realms while Malakai is preparing to sneak into the realm of Wind with a little help from his friends. But Jakin is on the verge of death.


Our heroes return to their underground hide-out. They've failed to retrieve the wind artifact, but they are not empty-handed. They've stolen a Sky Hawk, opened the Moonstone, and acquired an ally who will bring the Cloud City to them on the night of the eclipse. But the clock is ticking...

Setting

Fictional planet of Daxxon

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Malakai Jenks

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Naive,Leader,Masculine,Modest,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Mita

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Simeena Three-Feathers

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Underdog,Modest,Sexy,Selfless,Romantic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Luka Three-Feathers

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Clumsy,Confident,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Sexy,Blunt,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Sarcastic,Strong Moral Code

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. That they need all the different cultures to stop fighting and come together as one...which requires their willingness to make that choice. Gust of Wind is part three. Dust of Earth and Drop of Water are also available on TaleFlick. 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, imagination, and philosophical insights.

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: 2020

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9798615233487

Genre

ACTION, FANTASY, DRAMA

Brief

Malakai finds himself continuing the quest to find all the magical elements to defeat King Faeran while King Jakin is in a coma. He goes to the wind realm and tries to gather the Te-eta before it is too late.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: FAIR

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

This is the third installment, and continues the quest Malakai and King Jakin are on to reclaim the throne from King Faeran.

Possible Drawbacks

This is the third book in a four part story. The story is beginning to drag. The second and third books could have been one. There are many chapters where nothing significant happens - nothing that drives the plot. This story needs to be abridged. There could also be less characters involved.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that this is the third installment of an ongoing story. It opens its world up, showing another realm with new creatures and interesting lands. The characters are getting closer to their goals.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase but the story is dragging on longer than anticipated.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. There is an adolescent vibe to this story with many of the characters being teenagers. There is not a lot of depth.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

THE LETTER FOR THE KING, GAME OF THRONES, DIVERGENT

What’s New About the Story

The story is original in its world building. The characters have traveled; they are seeing new lands and places. There are interesting creatures and people. Otherwise, this follows the quest adventure genre' formula.

Lead Characters

The lead characters do not stand out. Over the course of three books, there is very little character development or arc for any of the characters.

Uniqueness of Story

This story is an average story with fun, magical elements mixed in to make it more interesting. This story can be improved by making the stakes higher, and more dangerous. There is little sense of urgency and it needs more focus on the quest, and not as much on the small details.

Possible Formats

Film - Streaming, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This is a consider because the previous two parts are solid. I assumed this would be the final part, and was mistaken. The story drags at this point but if made more concise can be a strong series.