So, I reached a point where some agents ask for a 1-page synopsis... Needless to say that manly tears were shed while writing this!
I tried to cut it down to the absolutely essentials, but leaving out important parts feels like I'm not doing justice to the story.
Anyway! Let me know what you think! I'll gladly review yours!
Fifteen-year-old WILL isn’t blessed with a magic fire inside, but that won’t stop him from training with the other gifted students at the Adventurer’s Guild of Eliria. So when ED — a teacher at the Guild and the man who fostered Will — grants his permission, Will’s dream of travelling the world is finally one year away.
A letter soon arrives at the Guild from the library of Elith. GRIMOLD, a scholar, claims he has found clues about the mark Ed had seen upon the body of Will’s mother. With Will having no knowledge of the mystery surrounding her death, Ed judges it’s best to keep hiding the truth — at least until he completes his training.
He rides to Elith alone, but Grimold’s findings create more questions. The mark proves to be an ancient form of magic that throttles a man’s inner fire, eventually killing him. Grimold suspects that a terrible king of legends — the last man known to have performed this spell — has probably returned to life, but Ed refuses to believe in his words.
When Grimold is found dead the next day, Ed flees the city to avoid suspicion. Two assassins lurk for him outside Elith, demanding to know why the Guild is involved. A fierce fight breaks out, during which Ed kills one of them. The second assailant flees wounded, promising to get her revenge. Back at the Guild, Ed suspects treason coming from a noble family and realizes that Will might soon be a target. With the assistance of the Guild Master, they launch a hunt for more clues.
Meanwhile, Will discovers that one of the students, the son of a noble, seeks information on a certain person, and worst of all, a Guild teacher appears to be helping him. Will informs Ed, but he diminishes the importance of their actions and urges Will to focus on the upcoming Guild Trials.
The Guild Trials begin. Will and his group manage to overcome every obstacle thrown at them, but Will is tormented by his poor performance. In a fit of anger, he senses something awake inside him, something terrifying that feeds on this feeling.
The night before the final Trial most of the teachers attend a feast at the King’s castle. Will sees with horror as hired swords storm over the guild’s walls, led by a fearsome assassin girl. The students balk in fear, but Ray convinces them to band together. They manage to fend off the attackers, but Will is grievously injured.
When he opens his eyes, he finds himself in a yard he doesn’t recognize. He meets a man inside a demolished temple, sitting in a throne, his body seared by fire. The man, who appears to be a king, shows keen interest in Will. He convinces him that only the strong can make an impact on the world and urges him to seek out a way to flare up the fire inside him. Will wakes up, wondering if this was only a dream or something more.
Will completes his training and his life-long dream becomes reality. Before he leaves for his first mission, Ed reveals the whole truth to him. He is close to find those responsible for the murder, but he admits he still needs time. He promises though that once Will returns they’ll uncover the secrets of his past together. Devastated by the gruesome death of his mother, Will decides that this task falls on him. As the group walks out of the Guild, Will announces he must follow his own path for a while. He sets off alone to visit the grave of his mother, having one thing in mind: Revenge.