(Hello, everyone! This is my first time querying, so by all means, please tell me what I may need to edit, fix, or improve upon. Thank you!)
Thirteen-year-old Frankie Taton is a scruffy vagabond who is struggling to get by. After the sudden disappearance of her mother when she was a young girl, leaving her alone and homeless; she lives her life in the shadows, terrified of change and what the next day might bring. The only thing that brings her comfort is the friendliness of a mortician named Dr. Lebeau, a man of many secrets but none too intrusive.
However, that all changes when she realizes that her world is much bigger than she anticipated. There are immortals in her city, maidens who can control the waves, and men with cloven hooves. Even the mysterious Doctor is an immortal, the descendant of Giants, a race of once-powerful gods, but now banished and void of much of their power. Frankie is shocked to find out that she too has this mysterious blood running through her veins. The illegitimate child of a dryad and a mortal man; for this, she has the gift of immortality, but also the curse of antlers.
But not every immortal wish to keep themselves hidden in plain sight. A race of Giants called the Lion-men seek revenge for the loss of their land, of which the next generation of gods and innocent mortals live and thrive, Frankie included. However, to do so requires a blood sacrifice of an immortal, but not just any immortal. One who, once killed, can come back. But an immortal never has, until Frankie finds herself revived and rejuvenated after a failed Giant attack.
With nowhere else to run, to stop them from destroying the city that she knows and loves, Frankie journeys to find her people’s king, the only person who can help them. But when she discovers that Father of All is in cahoots with the Lion-men, a partnership created to bring back his family, the malevolent Gods of Old, Frankie dispels them, only to quickly realize that her actions have just brought them back.
Complete at 75,000 words, RETURN OF THE TITANS (YA/Fantasy) is a Greek Mythology with a modern twist, where the stories you have heard about the Golden Age of classical Greek Mythology are retold. It will appeal to readers who favor a strong female protagonist of color and within the LGBT community. This is the first book in a six-book series, the second of which I am currently writing, and the third already plotted out.
I have been writing since I was ten years old and have always looked-for books with characters who reflected me. As a woman of color and member of the LGBT community, I was saddened when I discovered the scarcity of them. In May of 2015 I joined the online writing community known as Wattpad, and over the years my work has been featured on the site in its category and won contests. As of now, I am in college working for a degree in Humanities, expanding my view on the world, and gaining knowledge for this story. RETURN OF THE TITANS is my first novel.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.