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#1 kailam

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

(Mostly) complete at 87,000 words, The Last Roskildes is an adult low fantasy with a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers element, written in first person and set amid the fictional world of the medieval Vazran Empire. Although it's an alternative world, there's no magical element as dragons/magic/elves etc don’t feature. To a borrow a phrase, "history with a quarter turn to the fantastic." 

 

Summary:

When the murder of an empress drags their bookish ex-diplomat father back into politics, Virginia An Roskilde, a naïve but stubborn young noble, finds her small world cracked open. Isolated at home, the younger sister in Neri’s shadow, Gin has never felt like she belongs. But when Neri’s letters from the imperial Court cease, Gin is catapulted into a new world of decadence and power games. 

Four years later, w
ith their childhood home in ruins and their family dead, Gin and Neri flee across the empire from Emperor Ramos. Disorientated and grieving, they attempt to put as much distance between their old life and themselves as possible, whilst waiting for Ramos’s interest in their capture to fade. But freedom means Gin must face Vasco, 
the commander of the armsmen ordered to hunt them. A man that nobility hate, who might have killed her father, and from whom she and her sister have run for two long years.

 

As civil war brews, a defiant Gin must risk everything to carve a place amid rebellion and divided loyalties. Or lose her sister to an Emperor who has torn everything from them.

 

Ideally, I’m looking for weekly or bi-weekly feedback, plus someone who's willing to CP a whole MS, not just the first few chapters. Feedback on structure and how effectively I'm signalling plot clues would be particularly appreciated! The majority of the MS has been written, and I will be using the feedback to work on the second half which is more bitty and in need of tightening up.

 

As a CP and beta reader, I’ve been part of a number of critique groups, and especially enjoy historical pre 1900, romance (preferably historical), fantasy, and some sci-fi. I don't do horror. Regarding feedback, I tend to focus on world building, plot holes and character psychology, although will jump in here and there with line edits, if I think something might be useful. If you’re interested, and think we would match, please email me at kailamurray[at]kailamurray[dot]com with a bit about yourself.

Thanks!



#2 E.G. Tczarzenskawitz

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

IF YOUR STILL LOOKING FOR A CP, I HAVE A YA SCI-FI MS. 

BELOW IS MY QUERY:

Even after the malicious murder of their leaders, Galina and her friends are not willing to admit defeat.

 

After the resistance crumbled, Galina and seven other members were the only ones that remained. They were determined to rebuild and continue the fight. Malkin, her childhood friend, had been elected to lead the group. They fought to free the Andyrians from the oppression of the sadistic government lead by the planet's dictator, Lord Artemus.

 

By the time this new resistance formed, the war had taken a devastating toll. With no one willing to join the losing side, Galina and her co-conspirators were on their own. However, no one knew that they had a secret weapon; a weapon to turn the tides, and finally give them a fighting chance in this war. Malkin was the first Andyrian to enter the orb, and only time would tell the true effects of the machine.

 

Galina and her fellow resistance members must quickly learn to control the new abilities bestowed onto them. Their window of opportunity is closing rapidly. The time for action is at hand. Waiting at the end of their decisive battle is either freedom or death.

The Transformation is a young adult science fiction novel of about 54,000 words, which can stand alone, but was written to be the first book in a planned series.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH ME, YOU CAN REACH ME BY MY EMAIL: TCZARZENSKAWITZ@GMAIL.COM



#3 kailam

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

I have several lovely CPs on board but am giving this a wee bump as I'm ideally looking for a couple more.

Am concentrating on revising the first half of the novel at the moment, so if the full 80k is too much, but you would consider the first 50k, feel free to still ping me a message.



#4 kailam

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:48 PM

Gonna give this a little bump. First half has been CP-ed and revised thanks to AQC (whoop!), so looking to get fresh eyes on the edits, plus feedback which will allow me to wrestle the second half into shape.



#5 AndrewF

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

Hey i'd be interested in doing a chapter swap with you. I have a historical fantasy book that is complete 






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