The lovely Rachel Horwitz had the idea to host a query workshop. Everyone is to post their query on their blog, and once Tuesday the 22nd rolls around, she’ll be throwing up a list of all the participants with links to their queries. Everyone involved in Query Roundtable is then to visit as many of the links as possible, and leave insightful and constructive criticism on the query.
If you have a completed manuscript and are looking for feedback on your query, I encourage you to join in on this. There are no prizes to win, but the feedback you may receive on your query might just be invaluable.
Because I’m a go-getter, I decided to post my query up early:
Dear Dream Agent:
Seventeen-year-old exiled Princess Colette Devereaux must forge an alliance with her brother’s killer to save her empire from slavery or face her own ruin.
Sent to take command of the empire’s furthest fortification surrounded by hostile neighbors, Colette stumbles upon a battlefield of beautiful man-like creatures cast in marble. Faced with proof of a forgotten age, the statues trigger fitful glimpses of a past life. Obsessed with unraveling these strange visions, Colette’s troubles worsen as she develops an attraction for the man who murdered her brother, Lord Gregorin Balanos.
Wounded by assassins, Colette is catapulted into a centuries old war when she is kidnapped, and taken into a land of myth and monsters. With no allies, she must rely on Gregorin to ride to her rescue. If Colette cannot embrace her true self and heal the wounds of the past, her empire will fall.
ELVEN SOUL is a YA epic fantasy novel complete at 82,000 words. ELVEN SOUL will appeal to readers who enjoyed the complexity and romance of The Blue Sword, and also to those who favored the fast-paced action and brutality of Graceling. Those who enjoy reading realistic battle scenes will appreciate that all fights in ELVEN SOUL were based off of 14th century swordmaster Johannes Liechtenauer’s teachings.
Thank you for your time and consideration.