Update Post #36
I know this still needs some work, but I'm curious to see how it sits with fresh eyes looking at it:
After the murder of her father, twenty-year old Adira is forced to flee her small home on the outskirts of a nearby village, and she vows to do whatever it takes to destroy the one responsible. Even if it means allowing a powerful force to use her body as a vessel.
Adira finds herself being hunted by evil men and dark forces when she unknowingly discovers who murdered the prince on the day he was to be crowned king. Through a friendship with an ageless and powerful elder called the Seer, she learns of the Dark Lord and his efforts to destroy the kingdom. Adira and the Seer travel to the kingdom’s capital where she receives a special power she hopes can destroy their dark foe. After a brief council with the queen, Adira learns that the queen and her nobles have fallen under the Dark Lord’s spell and wish to hand the kingdom over to him in return for power and wealth.
A narrow escape from the kingdom leads Adira and the Seer to a small army of barbarians to the south, already decimated by the Dark Lord’s powerful army. Leading their new army back into the kingdom, they begin the long march to the capital and into the teeth of the Dark Lord’s nearly impenetrable forces along the way. Before she reaches the capital, Adira awakens a powerful being that promises to destroy the Dark Lord, but it must possess her body to do so.
With a small company of friends at her side, she leaves the army and sneaks into the capital to face the Dark Lord, where they find the cost of victory always comes at a price.
WARRIOR FOR THE CROWN is a New Adult Fantasy complete at 90,000 words and may appeal to readers of Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series.