The Scouring

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Valerie Watson

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The Scouring is a story of a small group of young adults that have been chosen to survive the end of the world. But they don't know it. Nor do they know why they are different. This is about their perilous journey and the evil that would change the end, the scouring, to hell on earth instead.


Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Epic, Apocalyptic, Family, Romance, Young Adult, Adventure,

Short Summary

Raisa’s father dies but she hears his voice and has visions. She meets Devon who is like her. Their friends are their protectors. Dreams, a psychic medium, an earthquake, visitations from spirits, a risky road trip; all lead them to fight against a cruel evil and follow the clues prepared for them

Good prevails but at the expense of the death of everyone on the planet except for 24 chosen people.


California, Pacific Northwest, Greenland, North Pole

Based on a True Story


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Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Raisa Coen

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Visionary, Beautiful, Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Devon Castaneda

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Masculine, Perseverance, Selfless, Aggressive, Leader, Secretive, Heartthrob, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Insecure, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Desperate, Faithful, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Nosh

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Leader, Masculine, Badass, Decisive, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Visionary, Criminal, Desperate, Power-hungry, Villainous, Complex, Confident, Crazy, Educated, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Corli

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Honorable, Modest, Adventurous, Engaging, Faithful, Selfless, Skillful

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available



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