Beta Readers Needed: For polished Historical Fiction book which I recently did a ton of editing and revisions on in anticipation to query for publication. Now I’m looking for people who can read over it with fresh eyes and give their honest opinion about what works, what doesn’t, and what could be even better.
Payment: For payment I can return beta reading services, follow, leave feedback, or critique.
The Story: Dragon Son’s Apprentice
Summary: 𝕬ksana Kastel, a young Kingsguard in Moldova, savors her freedom and the convenience of her families status. Little more than training, enjoyment, and her duties as Prince Audric’s sworn sword, take precedence to the entitled twenty-three-year-old.
During a raid on Moldova, Aksana supersedes her life in place of Prince Audric’s.
Later in an Ottoman prison, she befriends a wary sentinel called Emery. Bonding over a shared inability to determine their own futures, they grow closer as Aksana battles for her life. All the while negotiating the perilous courts of her life long enemy and accepting her inescapable destiny.
But when the fate of the entire kingdom rests on her shoulders, will Aksana Kastel rise to fight- or fade away?
Only time will tell.
𝕾et in the late 15th century, this is a multicultural, multifaith, bilingual, entirely fictional take on Stephan III of Moldova’s reign and subsequent conflicts with a rising Ottoman Empire.
𝕿his story does have some mature themes such as war, violence, mental illness, and small quantities of profanity.