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Logline Rankings 91-96

This week, my pick is:

The Mantle of Power
When a street urchin stumbles upon a wizard's mantle of unparalleled power, she uses it to force her way to the top of the social ladder. But when dozens of power-hungry sorcerers come seeking the mantle, she has to fight to keep it - and try not to destroy the city in the process.

Magic is most interesting when it clashes with our rational world, and this logline has a lot of interesting moving parts. You have our hero, who we want to see succeed because undoubtedly she's been spat on and discounted her whole life; you have the mantle itself, which suddenly changes her entire world and now she becomes top dog (and we can probably assume that some of the power will go to her head and she might make a bad decision or two); and then you have these other sorcerers who, even if they're not as powerful as she is, they're certainly more learned in the magical arts.

This idea has a good amount of conflict, and everybody loves a good underdog story.