AND THE SEVEN BRAVEST - is an action adventure story in the tone of STRANGER THINGS set in a large, fictitious medieval world.
LOGLINE When a mysterious evil overruns their town, two sworn enemies, the sons of the Religious Leader and Prime Alchemist, must join forces and wield outlawed weapons of alchemy to save their realm.
INSPIRATION Growing up in a small Midwest town, I always found it interesting that my two best friends, one from childhood, and one from college, were both very religious... while I was not. That became my inspiration to create a story where two kids, from opposite ends of society (the son of an alchemist and the son of a religious leader) must overcome their differences, and rely on each other's strengths to save their town.
After The Great War and the defeat of the Alchemists by the Religious Order, we follow Attaboy, the teenage son of the last alchemist, and Reeve, son of the Religious Leader, as they are forced to band together in a quest to save their town when it’s overrun by an unknown evil. After a narrow escape into Dead Man's Forest, they must evade a slue of vile foe and bring back help from the hidden, mountaintop sanctuary, Smithereens. But when they reach the fortress, its halls are abandoned, and they realize the realm's only hope for survival, falls on them. Now they must embrace a combination of religious faith and alchemy, to hunt down three key ingredients, and create a mythical elixir capable of defeating the new evil.
From evading winged terrors, to uncovering the lies of their town's leaders, the boys must let go of their preconceived ideas of right and wrong, and unlock the secrets of the town's polluted past, to discover the truth, which harbors their only chance for victory. Reeve and Attaboy are joined by a ragged band of misfit kids, and the group must learn to work as one, or face losing their parents to the mysterious new presence that threatens to devour the entire realm.