This is my first post, and was hoping to receive some critiques and thoughts from others who are in the same boat, or hopefully, have had success in the query process. This is my first Novel and I am afraid I do not have much in the way of a writing background that would be of interest to agents. As this is literally my first step on the site, Any ideas and thoughts would be most welcome!!!
‘Prophecy’, ‘The Chosen One’, ‘Hidden Past’, none of these describe Weaver. Life for him is simple. . . simply horrible, a waking nightmare, really. Unfortunate events and even worse luck are all he can remember. After being orphaned in a tragic accident, the past two years of his life have been utterly spent trying to survive on the cruel streets of De’Burr. And he’s failing. On the fateful night destined to usher him to final breath, a stranger steps in, saving not only a seemingly worthless life, but offering a chance at a completely unexpected one.
Now on a journey with one of the world’s most mysterious and dangerous guardians, an ‘Eye of Lothandenrel’ named Llyons, Weaver will be forced to the center of oncoming war. A Horde in the western wastes gathers, and the realms of Men and Elves must be warned before the balance of power is forever skewen. If that isn’t enough for a ten year old, the ancient and evil power of necromancy, once believed extinct, rears it’s unholy head in the land once more. Learning to wield magic and blade are but only basic steps in protecting the continent. First, he’ll have to survive goblins, floating stars, nefarious fairies, and wild, out-of-control arcane power that no one has seen the likes of before - that is, if he can master his own fear.
The shapeshifting might of Llyons can only protect him so long; at some point, every young man must step out on his own. Whether he can save the people of his world or not, isn’t solely on his shoulders. Prophecy is all fine and good, but in a real world, it’s those who stand for what is right - no matter the cost - that make the true difference.
SoulWeaver is a YA high fantasy, blending the magic and pains-of-growing-up themes in such works as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Lloyd Alexander’s The Prydain Chronicles met with the harsh truths of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings in which the choices' of few change outcomes, with no hidden truth ensuring heroes tread the right path. At 100,000 words complete, SoulWeaver is a novel that ends satisfyingly with the ultimate question left for the continued tale in the following two books of The Chronicles of Eyes.
I am a career firefighter with an undergrad in communication. Work as a counselor for at-risk youth and five years as a mentor to an underprivileged boy have given me passion for the difference one person can make in the life of a child, and the transformative power it can bring to their character. My love of powerful story and fantastic worlds married to this passion has given birth to SoulWeaver, my first complete novel.
Thank you so much for your consideration. Manuscript partials (or full) are just waiting for a new mind to delight and call home!
Sincerly, C.J. Sorvik