Hello fellows! It's been a while since I've been around. Been working on my story the past few months, but I believe I'm at the point where I'm set to begin revising my query again. You'll find it below, and as the title says, I will always reciprocate for advice or feedback left. Thank you!
A wizened scholar and weathered adventurer, Aëros has spent his life exploring the unknown. But when a Shadow only he can see forces him on a journey into madness, he wonders if it would have been better to leave this unknown to its obscurity.
A doppleganger wreathed in darkness, the Shadow walks beside Aëros, twisting memories of friends and family into waking nightmares of their deaths. It guides him to the grave of Athair—a man guilty of genocide, a man it claims holds the key to the nightmare’s end, a man Aëros slew long ago.
As he wends his way through ashen vales, sentient forests, and hidden realms the journey grows ever more perilous and the nightmares ever worse. He slays monolithic serpents, depraved forest spirits, and Golem’s of ash, each a triviality in the wake of his unraveling sanity. Disillusioned by the erosion of his mind, Aëros questions the Shadow’s intent and considers turning back in spite of it.
But the doppelgänger urges him forward, for it knows the truth of his madness. A truth that can end it, a truth he has long repressed and can only remember by reaching the grave. Should he turn back now it will continue to fester until his mind rots and insanity consumes him.
Yet this hidden truth is a burden he has already forsaken once, and its remembrance may just make insanity seem a mercy in compare.