Trying to get a decent query together for Janet Reid’s workshop at Surrey. I know it doesn’t have to be perfect, but I’m trying to make it not quite so crude. Hopefully, I am on the right track. Heaven knows enough people have helped me birth this thing.
Dear Perfect Agent,
(Personal note about why agent is being approached.)
Gentyl longs to join her aunt’s elite cavalry, but with a bloody civil war and genocide looming, it’s a dream that could get her killed.
One hero in the family is enough and, unlike her famous aunt, Gentyl isn’t the heroic type. She just wants to be a far rider, a courier, but even that is a struggle as she fights prejudice and hatred in the military unit she enters against her family’s wishes.
With the king missing, allies who once joined forces to defeat the demon armies thirty years ago are now poised to destroy each other; just as the demon lord and his caller Lucine have planned. Gentyl and a supposedly senile wizard, with a penchant for botching spells, irritating nobles and livening things up with fireworks, stand between them and the destruction of the allies and her people.
Gentyl and the wizard join forces to unravel the mystery of dead guards in hopes of finding the missing king and preventing war in this 120,000-word epic fantasy.
I was a staff writer for Speedhorse magazine seventeen years and I’ve owned and raised Quarter Horses for years. This gives the horse aspects of the story a firm foundation.
Please find enclosed the first five pages and a synopsis.
Thank you for your time and consideration.