The Last

Tina Farr

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GENRE

CRIME DRAMA GOTHIC HORROR SUSPENSE / THRILLER

    Core Theme

    IMMORTALITY

    TIME PERIOD

    2000s

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

    CHARACTER LIST

    TRISTAN MOORE, 38. PROTAGONIST. HANDSOME, RICH, CHARMING. NARCISSISTIC.

    BROOKE RAVEN. VILLAIN/ANTAGONIST/LOVE INTEREST. SEXY, CHARMING, DECEITFUL.

    DANNY WHITE. 16YO. VICTIM. EMOTIONAL, TROUBLED. CANDY. VICTIM. NAIVE, CHARMING.

    SAMANTHA. FRIEND AND VICTIM. JOYFUL, NAIVE.

    KEVIN. RAVEN'S PARTNER. LOVE INTEREST/ANTAGONIST. MUSCULAR, YOUNG, ATTRACTIVE.

    KISSY. LOVE INTEREST, BROOKE'S DAUGHTER. SEDUCTIVE, CHARMING.

    Logline

    Vampires are cruel, merciless seducers who can kill you without an ounce of remorse. They are bitter, foul creatures who can take everything from you in a second. Caught between heaven and hell, Tristan is facing his own truths for survival and is out to quench the thirst in his soul.

    Target Audiences

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

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Detroit, Michigan

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Publisher: Self-Published

    Year Published: 2018

    Starting Description

    Tristan meets a woman in the Jazz club, who seduces him and then leaves him for dead...but he survives.

    Ending Description

    Tristan follows a look-alike to a hotel room where he finds out that his lover is still alive, and hates him for trying to kill her.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    9781546262985

    Mature Audience Themes

    Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist

    Plot - Premise

    Internal Journey/Rebirth

    Main Character Details

    Name: Tristan Moore

    Age: 38 (125)

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Masculine,Confident,Engaging,Naive,Religious,Skillful,Seductive,Manipulative

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Brooke Raven

    Age: (?)

    Gender: Female

    Role: Antagonist

    Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Flexible,Leader,Sexy,Villainous,Seductive,Secretive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

    Additional Character Details

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    Development Pitch

    The Last is a refreshing update to the Vampire Genre. It has an interesting protagonist and a mysterious antagonist. Most of the side characters have interesting backgrounds. The vampires have amazing powers. And the story sets up perfectly for a sequel or a series. There are more books to come.

    Genre

    SUSPENSE, THRILLER, DRAMA, FANTASY, ROMANCE, MATURE AUDIENCE

    Brief

    Tristan Moore is an man turned into a charming vampire by seductive Tiffany Raven, a jazz singer that is also a deadly vampire. Looking for meaning in his living and regretting having killed Raven, Tristan is surprised to know she is still alive.

    Overall Rating

    FAIR

    Point of View

    FIRST PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: FAIR

    Characterization: FAIR

    Commerciality: GOOD

    Franchise Potential: GOOD

    Pace: FAIR

    Premise: GOOD

    Structure: FAIR

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    Book profile reflects the book properly, however it could bring along more details about the story itself.

    Draw of Story

    The search for meaning in Tristan's life, a charming and merciless vampire who violently kills his victims, is interesting because his loneliness is evident as much as his incapability of controlling his hunger for blood.

    Possible Drawbacks

    There are some mistakes in sentences such as ""all violent men are not alcoholics"" which certainly meant ""not all violent men are alcoholics"" so the book doesn't seem revised. Passages are too fast and the development of the protagonist's personality is not coherent - even considering his duality of feelings. Tristan has some patterns of behavior, but as the story unfolds he shows different methods for killing. His personality should be more solid.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    The story may bring along audience as seductive vampires such as the protagonist Tristan and his love interest Raven are enticing enough, in general, as well as interesting aesthetics from scenes set in jazz clubs in the 30's.

    Fanbase Potential

    This story could also have a large fanbase as it is a new story in the vampire/gothic niche.

    Awards Potential

    This story could have awards potential if scenes and passages are more developed. Scenes would also demand creativity from special-effects team especially regarding Tristan's victims, as he invades their minds and bring along childhood fears and flashbacks.

    Envisioned Budget

    MEDIUM BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, LUCIFER, THE TWILIGHT SAGA

    What’s New About the Story

    There is a need for a more solid development of characters. The idea of vampires that believe in God and pray, even before killing a victim, is interesting and original, however its development is not coherent or explored enough during the narrative.

    Lead Characters

    Tristan Moore becomes a vampire after being seduced by Raven. The more he kills, the more attractive he gets. Sex scenes add up to the atmosphere of seductiveness of the protagonist. His duality is also interesting, as he kills and prays to God, is a loner but also seeks for companion and misses the woman he killed. Raven is also interesting because she is seductive and the audience is unable to say if she is his partner or antagonist.

    Uniqueness of Story

    This story could be improved by having a better development of characters and making their behaviours, even dubious, solid during the narrative. Passages could also be more detailed and victims' pasts could be explored into detail adding up richness to this which I consider one of the greatest strengths of the narrative.

    Possible Formats

    Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Network, TV Series - Streaming

    Analyst Recommendation

    WORK IN PROGRESS

    Justification

    While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

    Tips for Improvement

    The characters dubious behavior and the idea of exploring traumas and fears of the victims is interesting, especially if it aims to become a series, however the narrative lacks development and structure.

    Brief

    Tristan is an ordinary guy who, after being seduced by a sexy vampire, becomes immortal and hungry for blood. As Tristan chases and seduces victims, sucking blood and life from them to maintain his strength, looks and success, he longs for his long lost love, Brooke Raven.

    What We Liked

    This high point of this story is the attractiveness of characters and scenes that range from extremely violent to sexy.

    Film: It would be a good adaptation for a film as scenes built are generally intense.

    TV: This story could be a good adaptation for TV as there are numerous possibilities of episodes with interesting characters when Tristan is out for blood.

    Key points: Intense scenes; attractive characters; sexy passages; disturbed main character; immortality dilemmas.

    Synopsis

    Tristan is an ordinary man who enjoys jazz.

    One day he gets seduced by a singer named Brooke Raven, which is described by the protagonist as ""heaven in motion"".

    When the two are together and beginning to have sex, Brooke reveals her fatal intentions. Tristan gets stabbed but doesn't die and becomes, from this moment on, a vampire constantly looking for victims and new blood.

    As time passes, Tristan becomes more attractive and uses his powers to seduce women, thrive financially and chase victims - such as young Danny and the charming Candy.

    After showing his violent side, Tristan also gives insight about his previous life, with more details about his beloved mom and the friendship of Sam, whom he also killed.

    But when Raven and Tristan grow apart because of her new interest, Kevin, they argue and Tristan kills his beloved Raven - or at least he thinks he did.

    One day he listens to a familiar voice singing a beautiful song and thinks he is listening to Raven, but this is in fact Kissy Parker.

    As they get together and Kissy seduces Tristan, one person comes out from thin air and surprises the vampire: Raven. She reveals to be Kissy's mom and still alive.

    About The Author

    Before retirement, Tina Farr was a driver who dreamed of being a writer. She started writing when she was just 15 years old, inspired by her love of Urban literature. The Last is Tina's first novel to be published, and will not be her last.