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Dear *Agent,* Sixteen-year-old Bryan Bradley was born with white eyes. Scared of what will happen if someone learns his secret, Bryan hides his treacherous eyes behind contact lenses and keeps any would-be friends at arm's length. But when Bryan stumbles upon a strange object that looks like a lightning storm trapped inside a marble, he wakes (without the damned object) in Farwae–a land ruled by a cruel King obsessed with a prophecy that predicts a white-eyed boy's rise to power. Bryan escapes a run-in with the King’s Trackers thanks to a group of young forest-dwellers known as Oculi, who have unusual colored eyes, just like him. Each of them has an ability; the rarer their eye color the more powerful their ability, and there hasn’t been a white Oculi in Farwae for over a century. If the Oculi can teach Bryan to unlock his abilities, he may be the key to ridding Farwae of its tyrannical King. But Bryan doesn’t want to navigate sentient forests, learn the bizarre customs of the Oculi, or join his new friends’ revolution, even if he does have a thing for their enigmatic leader. He just wants to go home. When he’s abducted by Trackers and taken to the King, Bryan believes his Oculi friends will come for him. To survive until then, Bryan strikes a deal with the King: if the King spares him he will use his emerging abilities in service to the crown. The King agrees, but his drunken taunts of a precious opal that can travel between worlds show Bryan there’s a way out of Farwae. And when the Oculi’s attempt to free him results in their capture, Bryan is forced to make a choice: find the opal and return home, or stay in Farwae and fight to free the only friends he’s ever known. EYES WHITE AS SNOW is a standalone YA Fantasy novel with series potential, complete at 95,000 words. I’ve recently had two crime novels published with Carina UK, a subsidiary of Harper Collins. Thank you for your time and attention,