Hi, everyone. Any critiques you all can give would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Dear (agent’s name):
Dust clouds swirl through the countryside, unbearable heat scorches the land, and a humanlike race born from the planet wanders its surfaces in search of the perpetrators—humans. This is earth, stripped of its natural resources, dying, and seeking retribution.
No matter how many drops of water the family collects, Rebecca Saunders knows she can’t keep her children alive much longer in this parched town. So when the townspeople desperately welcome a separatist military unit who arrives with food, water, and promises of change, life has hope. Except these soldiers aren’t harbingers of peace and goodwill. Their oppressive orders and punishments designed to instill obedience cause vicious conflicts, especially with gun-toting Rebecca. Troops eventually storm her home, interrogate her, and brutally beat her family. The situation culminates with a shaking pistol in Rebecca’s hand and two soldier’s bodies strewn across a bloody floor. Moments later, the soldiers rise unscathed from what should have been fatal injuries. Rebecca eventually learns the soldiers are beings the earth has dispatched to protect itself from the ravages of mankind. They appear human, possess uncanny strength, are nearly indestructible, and are committed to their purpose.
The town’s fate appears bleak, yet Rebecca is determined to protect her people. But even if they somehow manage to escape the powerful armed force, there are more like them beyond the town’s borders, and their numbers grow every day.
Supernatural beings, secrets, and family dysfunction collide in this 95,000-word dystopian novel about a small town’s struggle to survive a drought under martial law. I’ve included (page numbers). I truly appreciate your time and consideration.