So I’ve been working on this book for a while, trying to figure out if it’s something unique or overdone. This is the blurb:
“Everybody has their calling. Malia murders people for money. And she enjoys it. Unfortunately, nobody seems to respect her calling. When Malia’s past catches up with her, she realizes that some problems are more difficult to kill than people. Quite suddenly, the assassin is on the run from a persistent group of mercenaries hellbent on trying to kill her and an even more irritating idiot, albeit hot, knight named Sir Evander Noble trying to protect her. Her only chance at freedom is to save the missing princess and clear her name. Unfortunately, the second thing Malia soon realizes is that saving people is much more difficult than killing them.”
My premise is that Malia is technically the sister of the missing princess but she abdicated three years ago after she killed her first person (a whole dark, sad story that left her on this path destruction). Then, after the crown princess gets kidnapped, an idiot knight shows up to ‘protect’ Malia because she is technically next in line (because apparently her parents never signed-off on her abdication). It’s a whole satirical rendition on the hero’s quest to save the princess so that Malia doesn’t have to give up her life as an assassin.
Along the way she has to face aspects of her past she’s been avoiding and come to terms with the original death that had pushed her to suppress all her guilt. In the end, she has to come to terms with her guilt and ends up retiring from her career as an assassin to become a knight (because who says girls can’t be knights too?).
It’s targeted at young adults (16-22), and there is some swearing.
What do y’all think?