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The Taguien Cycle A Series for Young Adults Judy Lew, Project Editor.

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1 The Taguien Cycle A Series for Young Adults Judy Lew, Project Editor

2 Rationale Lucerne currently has no offering for young adults Fantasy series have been hits in this hard-to-please market Customers are turning to other publishers to meet demand Need to decide whether to offer the series to one author or to multiple writers

3 Characteristics of a Hit Fantasy A hero An ally A teacher An adversary An innocent A problem A journey A skill or power A battle A twist

4 The Hero Reluctant rebel Innately sympathetic Untested potential

5 The Ally

6 The Problem Revenge Rescue Escape Choices

7 The Journey Goals Challenges Quests

8 The Teacher Does not have to be human Can be young or old Can be male or female Can be beautiful or ugly Is wise, but can have flaws Uses powers for good CONTRAST WITH ADVERSARY ON SLIDE 6

9 The Adversary Has the same form as the teacher Can be young or old Can be male or female Can be beautiful or ugly Is wise, but seriously flawed Uses powers for evil

10 The Skill or Power

11 The Battle

12 The Twist

13 Resources For more information about the authors and books mentioned in this presentation, visit these Web sites: Eoin Colfer: Madeleine L’Engle: Diana Wynne Jones: Garth Nix: Christopher Paolini: J.K. Rowling: Jonathan Stroud:


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