Here is my query letter. I'm a bit frustrated with it because I know it's missing SOMETHING, I'm just not sure what yet. If anybody wants to see the first chapter please let me know. Any criticisms at all are of course helpful and appreciated.
When Caroline Montgomery is cast out of her home after an embarrassing event that caused her to lose her dignity and her left arm, she’s out for revenge. The man who ruined her life, Lord Griswald, isn’t an easy man to find, and Caroline quickly finds herself with little resources and very little leads.
After stopping at an inn, Caroline encounters a strange man named Saxon Matthews. Coincidentally, Saxon is also looking for Lord Griswald, and happens to be a great source of information for Caroline. Saxon claims to be a genuine man, always willing to help those in need for little to no compensation. Though Caroline is reluctant to trust him, she knows she won’t get far without partnering up with Saxon, so she agrees to play nice with him – so long as he doesn’t get in her way.
Throughout their journey, Saxon and Caroline will uncover the mystery of Lord Griswald’s true motives, one that involves a secret ancient history, abandoned underground lairs, and – of all things – dragons.
Saxon Matthews & the Dragon’s Curse (52,714) is a fantasy adventure/romance story reminiscent of A Darker Shade of Magic series by V.E. Schwab and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. It is part of a planned trilogy, with book 2 already being drafted.
My name is Alice Davis. I have a BFA in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina – Wilmington. One day, I hope to be labeled as someone’s favorite author.
The sample pages are pasted below. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.