Newest version is in #11. Thank you so much!!
Hey all! I can't seem to stop myself from editing my query between every round of emails, so here is yet another version that I would like critiques for. One day this will end...one day. Thanks in advance!
Outsiders would kill her, she was told. Outsiders would hang her up or shoot her down. Because Emery Aalokin should not exist. The tiny island she lives on should not exist. And the people who have hidden there for the passed century, should not exist.
Emery can manipulate the elements, and after the Elemental War that nearly tore the realm apart, anyone with these gifts is sentenced to death. Though Emery yearns to see the outside world, her home island is the only safe haven for elemists to live, because no one knows it’s there. Until the day a human lands on its shores.
Instead of bringing death, this outsider, Tavor, seeks to bring peace between humans and elemists. When the elemental gods choose Emery’s own brother, Liam, to act as a peace-ambassador to aid Tavor, Emery is whisked along with him into the vast and dangerous world that’s always tempted her.
On the way to Tavor’s homeland, Emery and Liam face storms, sea monsters, and a whole society that wishes them dead. When Emery is kidnapped by a rogue elemist who uses his abilities to wreak havoc across the seas, she’s dragged to the darker side of the realm, where she learns her people may have been fooled, the stories she was told weren’t just stories, and that her little island might soon be destroyed. Emery must decide whom to trust – the outsider offering her people peace or the rogue who’s shown her the truth – for neither may be what they seem. If she chooses wrong, it will mean the lives of her friends, her family, and the only home she’s ever known.