Hi all: my synopsis is only 740 words but on Google docs it takes up like a page and a half? What do I do? Will agents still accept this?
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Fourteen-year-old BETH is despised in her hometown for harboring a runaway fairy seven years ago, thus breaking the treaty between his immortal kingdom and her human nation. When her stepsisters enroll in Hale Royal Academy, Beth jumps at the chance to leave her old life behind and makes a deal with her stepmother in order to attend. But she has plans other than pretending to be her stepsisters’ servant while at school; she hopes to meet her long-lost cousin and find a real family.
While Beth tries to blend in at the Academy, she comforts feisty Princess IRIS and attempts to grow closer to her cousin despite his grumpy roommate VINCENT, who never leaves his side. But when Iris realizes Beth is the treaty-breaker, she divulges a dangerous secret: a fairy has been sighted over Hale Academy, and Beth may be the only one who can capture it.
Iris and Beth spend evenings patrolling campus for fairies when one night, they run into Vincent. During their confrontation, a fairy soars overhead and vanishes into the forest. After a fruitless search, Beth and her friends stumble into a hoard of demonic monsters called Darks. But they refuse to harm her, claiming she is the Wayfarer—a mythical thief who stole an all-powerful weapon.
Beth and her friends flee back to the Academy, where they report the fairy and their encounter with the Darks. While under investigation, Hale Academy is attacked by immortal fairy soldiers who are searching for their missing prince, SHEN, who was pretending to be Vincent all along. Beth realizes Shen is the same fairy she harbored seven years prior. Beth’s stepmother YANNA, a fairy spy and army commander—captures her and takes her to the Darks. Again, they refuse to kill Beth because she is the Wayfarer. Intrigued, Yanna turns the hunt on Beth, desperate to obtain the Wayfarer’s powerful weapon for the fairy king.
Beth escapes with help from TORRES, a wizard government agent. While making plans for asylum in the wizard kingdom, Beth discovers Shen has followed them. He begs to accompany them; Beth agrees and forgives him, despite Torres’s distrust. The Imperator KRAINE grants Beth, Shen, and Torres access into the magic kingdom and agrees to protect them from the fairies if Beth proves she is not the Wayfarer.
Beth, Shen, and Torres decide to travel to the elf kingdom, Ahellian, where she can obtain a fate-reading, knowing the results will convince Kraine. On the edge of the border, they are attacked by a dragon—one of many which are nesting on Ahellian’s Mt. Naquada for unknown reasons. Beth casts a spell she took and transports the dragon elsewhere, but the immortal elves are angered by her violation of their sacred anti-magic laws.
During her trial, in which Beth advocates for her innocence and a fate-reading, Yanna interrupts to offer the overpopulated Ahellian more land in exchange for Beth and access to the Cauldron, a mystical lake which prevents immortals from senescence. Outraged, the elves refuse and sentence Beth to join the dragon-hunters. The fairies leave empty-handed to lie in wait.
While hunting, a dragon stomps a magma fissure into the earth. Beth realizes the boiling magma must be coming from not-so-dormant Mt. Naquada, explaining the dragons’ presence, and rushes back to warn the elves. Though she is worried the fairies will invade their kingdom during the eruption and take the Cauldron, the elves are unconcerned.
Frustrated, Beth sneaks into the nearby fairy encampment to steal a spell. Shen questions if she is acting on selfish motives, but Beth tells him her reading no longer matters in the face of the imminent destruction. She encounters Shen’s mother, who gives Beth a spell on the condition Shen comes home after the end of the war. Returning to Ahellian, however, Mt. Naquada erupts. As she and Shen run for safety, Yanna leads a legion of soldiers in pursuit of Beth, hoping to capture her while Ahellian is clouded by pyroclast. Beth convinces the elves to battle the fairies while she casts a spell to displace the volcanic debris into the fairy kingdom.
The fairies retreat, choosing to aid their own people instead of pursuing her. Eager to thank her, the elves give her a healing and take her to the Cauldron for her reading. She steps into the waters to watch her soul displayed in starry nebulae. When the elf chief confirms she is the Wayfarer, Beth closes her eyes.