*REVISED QUERY on page 2 in post #37*
Hey guys, so I'm a bit of a newbie to this site and the whole scene of submitting to publishers and whatnot so any advice or criticism is completely welcome. Thanks in advance to anyone who contributes :)
When a figure of myth and legend falls from the sky and Aeriae Llewyn, a low-born slave, rescues him from the tyrannical Westwinter Imperium, he promises her freedom from the threads of Fate that bind the world, and all she has to do is take the life of another.
Aeriae Llewyn has spent the last three years of her life as a slave, imprisoned by the Westwinter Imperium, and the three before that as a wanted criminal. Since her youth she has had to deal with adversity and the prejudice her kind, the Savari, face. All she has ever wanted is for her family, her mother and sister, to be free of the stifling claws of the Imperium. And now, for the first time, she has a real chance to do that.
But, as Aeriae travels throughout Uarye and beyond, from the menacing Fell-Lands and as far as the treacherous Stormwall through which no one living has passed, holding secrets untold beyond it, she will meet friends and enemies alike, all the while learning that the freedom she seeks does not come cheap, forcing her to decide just how far she is willing to go to save her family.
SHADOWS BLEED is an 80,000 word young-adult fantasy novel which even dabbles in a bit of steampunk and has some romance to boot! It is a fast-paced novel that keeps the reader guessing through unexpected twists and turns throughout.
(Paragraph about moi is usually here but I've omitted that :)
I thank you for taking the time to read through my humble query letter and for your consideration of SHADOWS BLEED. I have enclosed the first 50 pages of SHADOWS BLEED and the full novel is available upon request. (this last bit obviously changes depending on the submission guidelines of the agent and whether they want pages initially or not)