Just another project of mine I'm considering querying =) I'd appreciate any tips, as this is a very rough draft!
Dear [AGENT'S NAME],
In the city of Port Desmund, there is no word more deadly than "heretic".
16-year-old Anika Lundmark has known this ever since the night her mother's boat disappeared into the fog, leaving her family with the word trailing after them like a ghost. Now the woman of the house, Anika does everything she can to show that the house of Lundmark is devout, and prays to the kings of old they do not take anyone else from her.
18-year-old Allycia Bjort has been staring down the barrel of a pistol for months. Her uncle, the king, has defied Kingslaw, and declared an end to the centuries-old crusade issued by his ancestors. Allycia has watched the war devour everyone she held dear, and she would give anything to have it end. But though peace is something many have dreamed of for years, there are those who would die before seeing it come to pass... and those who would kill.
When Anika's brother turns up dead while seeking out information for Allycia, the two girls find themselves in pursuit of a common goal: to find the killer. But as their search leads them through the darkest parts of their city, a plot much bigger than one man's death begins to unravel--one that could destroy any hope for a treaty, and plunge the country into a bloodbath it would never recover from.
With the clock ticking ever closer to success or doom, they will have to race against the heavens themselves to stop the war.