The Guardian of Light

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Shaun Connaughton

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I wanted to write a story that revolved around the character of Santa Claus in a way that had never been done before. Making it more for teens and adults without resorting to common tropes like making it a horror or comedy. Something that would captivate anyone who reads this series.



Short Summary

A private military force breaks into a secret magical prison located in the South Pole and sets free the worst criminals from history. They release Krampus who seeks out and kills the current Santa Claus. In a panic the North Pole seeks out and trains a new Santa a young man named Shane Conner.

Shane is attacked on Christmas eve and just manages to defeat and recapture Krampus, with some help from others and his training. After returning to the North Pole he finds the long lost wand of Merlin which will set him out on his next adventure. While Morgana seeks out more magical criminals.


Orlando Fl, North Pole, South Pole

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Shane Conner

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Heroic,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Hillor

Age: 350

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Honorable,Leader,Blunt,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Krampus

Age: 1000+

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Crazy,Lone Wolf,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Morgana

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Criminal,Seductive,Secretive,Sexy,Villainous

Development Pitch

So Santa Claus protects the Light of the world which is the life force of the entire planet and the current Santa is killed after a massive break out happens in the South Pole where the worst criminals from all of history are kept. The governors of the North Pole must recruit and train a new Santa Claus to set out and recapture these villains before the are able to find and set free the Darkness a powerful entity that feeds on the Light of each world. All while trying to keep the magical world a secret. He finds out from his time in the North Pole that most everything humans thought about magical creatures and the world are not quite like he thought. He learns to use magic and starts his path to becoming the new leader of all the races which make up the North Pole. Meanwhile Morgana Le Fay works to aid Krampus who is getting ready to kill the new Guardian on Christmas Eve. By the end Shane realizes he can't keep doing this alone and also finds secret. So he returns home to rest up and plan things out for the future.

About The Author

I am a writer who is a single father in my 30s. I have been published for a little over a year and I have been working on building my author platform since my daughter was born. I work really hard on my writing and even when my life has become extremely busy. I try to stay well ahead on my current works in progress versus my content that I am releasing.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available