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Serpent's Keep
The cryptic words of his uncle’s last will and testament send Jake into a world that couldn’t possibly exist. Traveling the Gateways, he will befriend the eternal Guardians and stand against an ancient enemy.

"I bequeath to my nephew all that I own, all that I dream, and all that I am, in the hope that my life’s quest will become his quest."

Those few cryptic words send Jake into a world that couldn’t possibly exist. Traveling the Gateways, he will befriend the eternal Guardians and stand against an ancient enemy.

A two part / four hour miniseries.

When he arrives in the strange village of Serpent’s Keep, he knows nothing of the world in which he will soon find himself. His secretive uncle has gone missing, has been declared dead, and has left him everything. Intent on finding out what happened, Jake starts this quest knowing only that it was along this same path that Tobias Quigley vanished, and that his uncle felt it necessary that Jacob pick up the quest, should he fail.

Jake’s investigation into the secret life and bizarre past of Tobias Quigley takes him to the Hall of Statues, a hidden room containing six stone figures on six stone pedestals. The figures are of dragons, each representing a very different species, as if each was born of a very different world.

Hidden within the pedestals are ancient scrolls with cryptic quotations that lead Jake into the Outland, a dangerous land of dark forests and dark shadows that surround the village. Here can be found wolves that may not be wolves, a great ravine in which reside mysterious flying creatures, and the Temple, home to secretive monks and friends of Tobias.

As Jake will also discover, standing silent in the center of five clearings scattered throughout the Outland, are five mysterious stone obelisks. By deciphering the words found on the dragon scrolls, these ancient pylons become gateways to the Other Worlds.

It is in each of these Other Worlds that Jacob Quigley must find and acquire the individual components of the Artifact. As he journeys from world to world he slowly pieces together the reasons for the quest, discovers the purpose of the Artifact, and realizes his destiny, which lies beyond the final gateway, Serpent’s Gate.

The miniseries screenplay was adapted from the novel "Serpent's Keep". The novel is available in print, large print, ebook and audiobook formats.

The sequel, “Serpents Keep 2 – Village of the Dragons” is in development, will be published late 2018.

Board game, card game, dice game and computer game in development.

The miniseries screenplay was a top 10 finalist in an international screenwriting competition.

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The Writer: David Beshears


Award-winning author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy and adventure. David's work has been praised by literary professors and by PhDs in science, by fans and by book reviewers around the world. His miniseries screenplay adaptation of his popular novel "The Shylmahn Migration" won the Pacific Northwest Screenwriting competition in 2007.

David lives in Washington State with his wife Sylvia. When not writing, he can usually be found on any one of a dozen northwest mountains.

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