Hi there! So I posted my original query a few days ago for my novel The Keeper. I did get some feedback, and with it, I then revised my query. I was hoping for some more feedback! Below is my new query.
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Set within the 18th century, our story takes us within the realm of the Black Forest, set beside the countryside of Germany.
Every two thousand years, a Keeper of the forest is chosen amongst two children half-mortal, and half immortal who will protect the Black Forest when they come of age on their twentieth year — keeping the balance of life and death amongst those who reside in the forest.
When the ceremony for choosing the Keeper takes place, our story brings us, Anabelle and Gallian. Two children bred from a human and elfin parent, one from love the other from greed. When Anabelle is chosen as Keeper of the forest, Gallian’s father, Balwin, tries to kill her as darkness consumes him. Fearing for her daughter, Isadora protects Anabelle and banishes Balwin to the nether regions. Ignoring the laws of the spirits, she masks Anabelle’s memories and steals her away to the human world.
Not knowing of her past, or the title she holds, Anabelle comes of age upon her twentieth birthday. She is thrust into a world she knows nothing of, with dreams of fey, and spirits, of masked balls and handsome strangers. On the occasion of her first ball, Anabelle will learn the truth of her past as Gallian returns, and so does the darkness as Balwin emerges from banishment, and has now returned to finish what he had begun fifteen years ago.
Anabelle must fight to regain the memories that were kept from her, and embrace that her choice between life and death may be the only key to the forest’s survival, as Balwin sets out to take over the forest, and kill Anabelle along with it. With an imminent threat looming over the Black Forest, Anabelle will have to test the strength and her devotion to those she loves, as well as the acceptance of her own innate powers.
Have you ever found your way between the pages of Pierce Brown, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or James Patterson? Then I believe you will enjoy the adventure of Anabelle, set forth within my novel The Keeper . A 76,000-word fantasy adventure centred on the eternal struggle between good and evil. The Keeper is a stand-alone novel but is followed by the continuing completed manuscript: The Black Forest.
I currently live in the Seattle area, and work as an Emergency Room Tech at the Evergreen Health Hospital, writing on my days off.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.