A Warrior Among Men

Carlton Sonnier carl.achoba.sonnier@gmail.com 5617984274586


1980s & '90s

Carlton L. Sonnier

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Prelude A Warrior Among Men’ is a Crime/Adventure story with the local based mostly in the New Orleans area. It depicts the protagonist, Li Alexander Midaris trying to capture the antagonist, Jan Schumann for crimes committed against humanity. The story also portrays corruption among law enforcement



Short Summary

BOOK ONE CHAPTER 1 In Hangzhou, China a child was born to Fernes Doyce Midaris (father) of Charenton, Louisiana, and Su-Ling Wo-Choi (mother) of Hangzhou, China. The birth came in the Yang year of the Rat (1936), under the element of Fire on February 5, in the hour of the Snake. T


China, New Orleans, Florida, Louisiana and Colombia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Li Alexander Midaris

Age: 30's

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable,Leader,Decisive,Confident,Religious,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Complex,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: The Antagonist, Johann (Jan – pronounced Yhan) Wilhelmus Schumann

Age: 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Criminal,Decisive,Educated,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Blunt,Selfless,Skillful,Unapologetic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

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Midaris grows up learning the ways of his people, The Light. He moves to New Orleans as a boy, joining the army as an adult. Jan Schumann is trying to flee the country because of a string of murders. Midaris goes on the hunt for the killer until they meet up in Panama where battle out before Schumann is defeated.

Overall Rating


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Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story begins with Li saying goodbye to his mother as he is taken by his uncle to learn the ways of their people. The story builds up an emotional connection with the main character.

Possible Drawbacks

The story has too many storylines. It drags the storyline and plot longer than necessary. The dialogue could be more sophisticated and sleeker. It is very explanatory, dragging out the story as well. The storyline surrounding Midaris and Schumann should be the main focus with the support storylines being secondary. It would condense the story given more suspense to the plot.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Midaris is searching for Schumann to stop his string of murders. I would watch the movie for the action and seeing Midaris explore the ways of his people. Unfortunately, that is not explored as much and the sixth sense that is described early on in the story is not used as prominent throughout.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a decent sized fanbase because it is a suspense thriller. There is action, murder, suspense but the story needs to focus on a central plot. There is too much time given to the other subplots. The amount of characters to keep up with will feel daunting to audiences.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. There is little that is unique about the story that makes it stand out. The character development is average and the plot is predictable.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story has a few original elements such as Midaris' background. He is Chinese and Native American. He also has a sixth sense that he inherited from his people. There could be more female characters. Most of the women are victims of Schumann who are naked and dead.

Lead Characters

The lead character stands out because of his heritage. He is also not a typical male lead in an action based film. Midaris has a quiet strength instead of being the overbearing, macho type. He is more likeable as a character.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem. It is a solid action thriller that needs to be more concise. The story is predictable with the good prevailing over bad. The plot meanders for a while without getting to the point. While the beginning chapters are important to give a backstory to Midaris' life, it feels disjointed from the story. As a boy, he lived in a small village and then spends years in the wilderness with his uncles. It jumps to his life in America, in the army and tracking down criminals. The tone is different and the gap should be bridged. The abilities Midaris' has should be played up better especially since it was established in the beginning.

Possible Formats

Film: Streaming, Studio TV Series: Cable, Network, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



This story has some solid elements. The mix of Midaris' special abilities from an ancient people to help fight crime in the modern world is interesting. That theme should be brought out more through the story. The story has too many characters and subplots which drag it along. The lack of female characters is noticeable in the tone of the story. The plot should be more defined. Schumann's motives could be more specific.