Fate Walkers

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1940s & '50s,1960s & '70s

Sharon Hayes (a.k.a. Shar Martin)

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Journey into our futuristic past.... The once magnificent city sat dormant beneath the Amazon jungle, its pulse a terrible ending as a warning to future ages to come. Fate Walkers is a spellbinding adventure filled with amazing treasure, disturbing artifacts, and a shocking revelation.



Short Summary

Ellis Hollander was a teenage prodigy widely known in archeological circles. He had charge over a dig in the Amazon Jungle, but it was suspected of being haunted and his workers kept running off, forcing him to shut-down the site until rumors about whatever they saw or heard died down.

Ellis returned to the Amazon and found the ancient city, but he first had to overcome a shocking betrayal, and then certain death at the hands of a formattable adversary, before preparing his team to embark on a quest more adventurous than any of them could have imagined….


The Amazon, Siberian Desert, London, The Congo

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ellis Hollander

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Honorable,Leader,Aggressive,Engaging,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Avrum Hansen

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy,Confident,Complex,Aggressive,Criminal,Desperate,Engaging,Greedy,Educated,Insecure,Leader,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Villainous,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Paulina

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Salvar

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Seductive

Development Pitch

Ellis Hollander comes of age driven to prove himself worthy as any man, and the scary discomfort of falling in love for the first time. An archaeological prodigy, Ellis also learns he has acquired an enemy when the man comes at him with the intent of demoting his standing in the field, and he almost succeeds…. Avrum Hansen is powerful, greedy, and jealous of a boy who reminds him of the handsome lads who once taunted him at boarding school. In essence, Avrum is a psychopath poisoned by his father’s resentment, so hindering Ellis’ progress at all cost is the cure he seeks…. Fate Walkers would make for seasons of adventurous stories as Ellis and his team explore the mystical city and many new secrets hidden beneath the surface of this world.

About The Author

Sharon A. Hayes is a novelist and screenwriter. Born and raised in Southern California she attended Ashford University where she majored in English. Sharon has worked in the motion picture industry off and on for over twenty-years. More information about her body of work can be viewed on her website at www.BigRoost.com

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Sharon Hayes

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available







Ellis, a former prodigy, leads his first archeological dig on his own. He is held back from discovering a lost city by the greedy Avrum. Ellis discovers secrets and manages to fall in love with his childhood friend who joins him on the dig despite being constantly sabotaged.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT

Pace: FAIR


Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

The book profile somewhat reflects the narrative although the story focuses more on the interpersonal drama while the profile highlights more of the lost city angle. Matching their focus would better reflect the story.

Draw of Story

The idea of a teenage archeology prodigy discovering a lost city in the Amazon is a great opener of a premise. There is tension built into the dig being the first that they lead on their own and whether the city discovery will cause more problems due to local lore.

Possible Drawbacks

There is a lot of attention to interpersonal drama and family history that takes away from the archeological dig. The dig and the lost city are what is novel rather than a class struggle with secret parentage. Making the story stick to the dig and more of the lost city with "civilization interaction" may help quicken the action and pace to feel more consistent and closer to the original premise.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that a archeology prodigy discovers a lost city with his crew in the Amazon with clear signs of life.

Fanbase Potential

With more of an archeology focus rather than a historical lesson of genealogy of the characters this could have a large fanbase. The concept is fun with a lot of plot opportunities involved in the discovery of a new old world.

Awards Potential

Due to its fantasy genre and young cast without a serious thematic issue, this may only win popular awards rather than prestige awards.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The originality stems from the expedition rather than the character dynamics. Focusing more on the lost city and the digging rather than the bureaucracy of the mission or the aristocratic close-minded ways of old money would infuse more action and novel situations.

Lead Characters

Ellis is confident, loyal, fair and adventurous. Paulina is sophisticated, smart and inoffensive. Avrum is vindictive, misguided and selfish.

Uniqueness of Story

The concept is great about a teen prodigy discovering a lost city, but the focus on their background and pedigree detracts from the pacing and main conflict.

Possible Formats

Film: Streaming, Indie, Studio

Analyst Recommendation



While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

Further exploration of the actual dig rather than the aristocracy behind the mission would help clarify the conflict and quicken the pacing. It would also allow the characters to develop beyond their origin stories to feel more developed with inner conflicts and transformations of the side characters beyond the protagonist's development.