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I wrote a query for my novel on here, The Keeper, and I was hoping for some feedback. This is the whole query that would be sent to the LA. Most, I’ve noticed, wanted something that is likened to your novel (i.e. books that are similar in writing style), a summary, a little bit about yourself, then genre and word count etc. Any feedback would be helpful! Thank you!
If perhaps, you have found your way between the pages of The Grimm Brothers, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Jane Austin, then I believe you may enjoy the adventure of Anabelle, set forth within my novel The Keeper…
Every two thousand years, a Keeper of the forest is chosen amongst two children. Half mortal, and half immortal. When the ceremony takes place, and a life is threatened, what will happen when the Keeper is taken from their world?
When Anabelle comes of age upon her twentieth birthday, she is thrust into a world she knows nothing of, with darkness looming over the Black Forest and all that reside in it. Anabelle will have to face not only herself but the knowledge that if she dies… so will the world.
On the occasion of her first masked ball, the truth of Anabelle’s secluded life will be revealed in the glimpse of a dark figure’s face, scarred by the flames of a torch in the hands of a protective mother—whose thousand-year reign as the Keeper of the forest is coming to an end.
The Keeper is a 76,000-word magical fantasy adventure centred on the eternal struggle between good and evil. Like any young woman stepping into the world, Anabelle is confronted with the need to make a choice. Between the power of the light and the attraction of the dark. Learning to distinguish between the two will test the strength of her devotion to those she loves, as well as the acceptance of her own innate powers. The Keeper, just like Anabelle, balances between both commercial fiction and literary.
The Keeper is followed by the continuing completed story: The Black Forest.
I currently live in the Seattle area. Having worked as an EMT for two and a half years, I now work as an Emergency Room Tech at the Evergreen Health Hospital, whilst writing on my days off (when I’m not sleeping of course).
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.