Hi everyone! I've hit that oh-so-fun stage in the writing process and could use your guys' help reviewing my query. I'd be super grateful for some outside thoughts (and will review queries to the best of my ability in return). Thank you!
Dear [insert name],
I'm seeking representation for my 122,000 word urban fantasy, THE CITY BENEATH THE TREE. Given your interest in [insert reasons], I thought it might be a good fit for your list.
Anjali Prasad missed out on the magic that the rest of her family was born with. While others perform daily miracles, Anjali works as an ordinary accountant, living life as best she can in the tree-covered metropolis of Gedéma, one of four secret magical havens carved out from our modern world.
When her fiancé is murdered, the only man with answers is an ex-politician recently acquitted over a series of kidnappings and murders—failed human experiments seeking to inject magic into the magicless. Anjali forces him to help her and, in the process, begins to question what magic means in a city where its weakest citizens are disregarded and its most powerful guarded and constrained. A city where even a little girl can have the strength to destroy herself and everyone around her.
Anjali soon discovers that her ex-politician might not be as guilty as the city believes, but beholden to a much greater, underground threat. As she sinks deeper into the same mysteries that killed her fiancé, Anjali finds herself caught between continuing her pursuit of justice or stopping before she endangers the lives of everyone she still holds dear.
THE CITY BENEATH THE TREE is a stand alone novel with series potential. Per your guidelines, I've pasted the first [x pages/chapters] below.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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