Why The Sister Moons Swallowed Rage

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Mark Barkley

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Sabienn Feel is on a quest to seek an occult stone which for the one who holds it a winning edge for war is given. To gain a clue to its whereabouts he has ventured to Turrland to seek a book owned by a mysterious monk. But all is not well with his brothers who travel with him. And one brother will die.


Action, Adventure, Epic, Fantasy,,Adventure,Epic,Fantasy

Short Summary

Sabienn Feel enters Turrland to seek a book owned by a mysterious monk at a monastery called Seahawk. Their journey takes them to another monastery where his brother Bray, after falling in love, is swept away by a river. Sabienn and his other brothers go on to Seahawk where a blood bath is brewing.

Sabienn averts bloodshed at Seahawk by putting in place a property transaction. He is then feted by a rich Turr and is invited to a feast. At the feast he finds Bray being offered to be butchered in a ceremony. He releases Bray and goes back to Seahawk. A showdown takes place with his Father.


Turrland on the Planet Whee

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sabienn Feel

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Manipulative, Adventurous, Complex,Adventurous,Complex,Leader,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Braylenn Skenn (Bray)

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code,Complex,Confident,Educated,Faithful,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Storkinn Keel (Stork)

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Blunt, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Funny, Sarcastic,Complex,Blunt,Funny,Sarcastic,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Dippin Trayne (Deep)

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Complex, Educated, Faithful, Honorable, Patriotic, Selfless, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Skillful,Adventurous,Complex,Faithful,Educated

Development Pitch

This would make a great film as it is about the underdog. Four men are rendered freaks when they grew wings in keeping with a native legend, only to find it a calling to save the planet Whee on which they reside. The images have a cinematic style and the expression of their emotions is done with funny, pointed and often moving dialogue. It is largely through their speech that their feelings are laid bare. The scenes span wide time periods through the device of Sabienn's ability to be able to 'read' an object in his hand. The story is always moving forward but the flashes to the past fill the pages with back-story. Sabienn Feel is a leader but troubled with his own inadequacies. He is loyal to his three brothers and seeks to kill his Father who killed two hundred women, four of whom were the four men's mothers. The map of Whee where all the action takes place is enclosed with this submission. This series of books is mainly aimed at despondent and restless young teenage men. Kind Regards. Mark Barkley

About The Author

For the past thirty years, it has been Mark Barkley’s great pleasure to have created work that has been appreciated by various audiences throughout Brisbane, within Australia and online. Primarily his focus had been on being a playwright within the 90’s. But recently his sole focus has turned to creating the book series The Sabienn Feel Adventures. He has had several plays which have enjoyed a successful theatrical staging or reading within Australia. (“The Captains and The Kings”-1995, “Goodbye Melaleuca”-1996, “Sylvia Terry”-1998 and “A Kind of Belgium”-2000) Two of the plays featured here have been short listed in the George Landen Dann award, Queensland’s premium award for excellence in playwriting. (“The Captains and The Kings”-1992 and “Goodbye Melaleuca”-1995). He also created the short film “Spades” as writer/director and this was short listed in the top ten films of the third annual What’s On Short Cut Film Fest and screened in 2001 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. In 2007, he rewrote and updated his book “The Big Sugar Election” which was originally completed in 1990. Currently he is offering books in his fantasy adventure novel series The Sabienn Feel Adventures. “When The Stone Shepherds Awaken” completed in 2015 is the first book in this series, which is now free and on offer with its companion piece, “Stories From The Distant Planet”, which is also free. Keep an eye out for more to come.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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