2021 Into the Darkness

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Troy A. Skog

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2021…The year the Earth was banished into the darkness. Dark wraiths swarm the surface, owning the hours of darkness, feasting on the very souls of the humans that they hunt without mercy. One man, an army veteran, possesses the power of light, the ability to fight back. Drawn to fulfill his destiny, he searches for those along his path like himself to join in the fight. His dream to gather an army of lightbearers to save those precious few souls that cling to life the hope that drives him forward.


Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Action,,Sci-fi,Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Apocalyptic,Comedy

Short Summary

In the year 2021 the world goes dark, all electronics and machinery quit working, leaving humans without any of their technology. It soon becomes apparent what caused the breakdown as wraiths (grim reapers with fangs) come up from the underworld to steal the souls of the humans at night.

Main character and team of light bearer's travel to the final battle location and fight back against the wraiths to save humanity.


United States

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Carl

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Underdog, Desperate, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Religious,Masculine,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Hatai

Age: 1000

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Villainous, Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Secretive,Manipulative,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Hailey

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Educated, Adventurous, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Leader, Modest, Beautiful, Complex,Lone Wolf,Sarcastic,Modest,Educated,Selfless,Heroic,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: David

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Educated, Heroic, Modest, Obedient, Adventurous, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Masculine, Selfless, Strong Moral Code,Honorable,Heroic,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

This is a story of the fight for human survival on a biblical level. Forces from the underworld have plunged earth into darkness by silencing all the electronics and electrical power worldwide. Their leader is hungry for power and seeking dominion over heaven, earth, and hell and is trading in the souls of his victims to achieve unequaled power and tip the balance of the forces of the underworld. Humans, safe only to come out of hiding during the day, cling to the desperate existence as they hide from the wraths that swarm the nights looking for their prey. The lucky ones that survive each night are not promised anything more than another day, those that don't meet a violent end. Only the Power of the Light, given to a brave few, to fight back stands between complete inhalation of the human race that clings to life in the darkness. Carl, a retired army veteran, his own father taken from him as a casualty of the war in Vietnam at a young age, has never known any other family than the soldiers he led. Unsure if they are out there he's now searching for others like himself who have been given the same gift of the power of light to create a new army to fight back against the threat of annihilation of them all. Fortunately for humanity and Carl there are others out there, and they are being drawn towards him by his trail of bread crumbs, and the same feeling of a final showdown that is pulling them all together to one climatic battle of good vs evil.

About The Author

I typically write your standard fantasy with dwarves, elves, and a dragon from time to time. This book came to me in a dream and for some reason felt the very real need to write it down. It sat on the shelf for a few years until I pulled it out and started developing it as part of an exercise in my writer's group. It was a lot of fun to start with that dream, which is the first pages of the book, and create this exciting story of good versus evil, light versus dark.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self Published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available




Supplemental Materials

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