The Tao of Destiny

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17th Century or Earlier

Leon Pegasus

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The Tao of Destiny is the origin story of humankind. What forces were at play during the early years of humanity's rise to prominence on this planet that created the human condition of today? The Tao of Destiny represents 'The Way Of The Human', as prescribed by our fate.


Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Fantasy,Adventure,Fantasy,Young Adult

Short Summary

The very beginning of societal norms and commerce among humans, and how these things affected change in people. It starts with a boy from a rural town who journeys off in the name of spreading commerce while gaining knowledge.

It's clearly a good vs evil story, and in the end evil wins. It ends when the last righteous character dies.


Eurasia; prehistory

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Zassor

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring, Empathetic, Obedient, Selfless, Underdog, Adventurous, Honorable, Naive, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Heroic,Adventurous,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable,Naive,Underdog,Modest,Obedient,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Vance McCloud

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Flexible, Heroic, Honorable, Decisive, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Blunt, Confident, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Badass,Badass,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Selfless,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Vance McCloud

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Flexible,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Selfless,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

I imagine the sword fight scenes from Kill Bill but with a more Lord of the Rings type setting. The weapon fighting scenes are descriptive as part of the book's hook is the use of several "magical" weapons. So I imagine a main focus on making the film be well choreographed fight scenes. The only reason I compared it to Lord of the Rings is because the story takes place thousands of years ago, so in a more primitive land. The area is described with mountains and lakes but all the action takes place in simple villages. Because of the setting, I imagine this film can be produced with a relatively small film budget. (With potential to be more grand scale.) While there is a lot of swordplay, there is also a lot of dialogue between the two main characters. It is just as important to me that people walk away thinking or feeling something after the movie as it is that they are kept entertained through it. With this dialogue the viewer will be able to walk away from the movie feeling like the moral dilemmas the main characters faced are still relevant today. Ideally the viewer will walk away from this movie pondering things like the origin of civilizations, commerce and the monetary system, what secrets the earth holds, and even where traditions like engraving tombstones for the dead came from. As the end of the movie phases into the credits, playing either Viva La Vida by Coldplay or Demons by Imagine Dragons would be perfect.

About The Author

I have written a children's book, a sci-fi romance, a metaphysical book, and this one. I hope to someday complete my ideas for a book on finance, and theoretical space science.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published / CreateSpace

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available