I am currently seeking representation for my YA novel RED SAILS, BLACK SAILS. Given your interest in fantasy, I thought it might be a good fit for your list.
Ralph Wallaby had always dreamed of traveling the sea, and with his father’s death, his dream became reality. But when he first saw the pirate ship on the horizon, Ralph wishes he had never left home.
Forced to choose between the love of a village girl and the allure of the unknown, Ralph (along with his friend, Peter) embarks on a yearlong voyage across the Narrow Sea. They sail in the company of merchants, cunning men who would sell their own souls for a pouch of gold. They meet cutthroats and mercenaries, brutes and savages, priests and prophets. And when Ralph Wallaby thinks he has seen everything the world has to offer, he notices small black sails in the horizon, fast-approaching.
After the battle is lost, Ralph remembers the merchant kneeling and begging for his life, bartering a deal to trade his freedom for Ralph’s imprisonment. Waking up a prisoner trapped in the hold of a pirate ship, the boy who once dreamt only of travel now finds himself wanting nothing more than to return home. He keeps his head low, mopping floors and loading crates, eventually learning the way of pirates, gaining their trust. On one stormy night, he overhears a secret plot to overthrow the pirate captain. And once the captain is gone, Ralph knows he’s the next target.
RED SAILS, BLACK SAILS is a Young Adult coming-of-age fantasy novel complete at 65,000 words. The novel can best be categorized as THE ALCHEMIST meets TREASURE ISLAND. The manuscript is available, in part or in full, upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration.