-Second Draft | Edited: 10-23-18 -
Author Note: Based on the comments we've received so far, we've constructed a second draft here for revision! We are still struggling with finding a good balance between show and tell and would appreciate any advice on how to do so. A huge thank you to everyone who's given advice and pointers so far, it's all been a huge help so far!
Writing as Runaja Walker and Samantha Lee, we are a co-writing pair seeking representation for our Adult Fantasy novel, PUREST INTENTIONS. [We plan to later insert something personal to specific agents here].
Ellie is a solo adventurer, a half-elf with no true home or place she belongs. Allelujah is a shepherd boy, bearing a plaguing magic he was never meant to have. The pair encounter each other purely by chance during the Hallow’s Eve festival in a passerby city. A natural friendship easily forms between them, especially when Allelujah heals Ellie of a poison spiked wine with his foreign gift.
She seeks to repay him, offering him an adventure he’s never had before. Upon his acceptance, she discovers the true nature of his magic and that it’s slowly killing him. This freeing offer of adventure would be his first and last chance to see the world. Unwilling to lose this new blossoming companionship, Ellie takes it upon herself to find an impossible cure that has never before existed.
They travel across the continent, from the eastern human kingdom of Brynith to Asellion, the north-western capital of the elven provinces. Each day, Allelujah’s mind and body decays further as his magic induced attacks increases, coming more often and more severely. Their path is paved with bandits, bounty hunters, a pair of fleeing kingdom heirs, various forms of magic, and new found friends and lovers who join to aid them.
Just when all seems lost, lives hanging in the balance, a journey at waste, tales of dark magic draws them to the immortal elf Corentine. While she has answers, the price might be their very souls.
We have been writing together since 2012, and are continuing work and degrees in entertainment. Our own individual styles come together in our piece, alternating characters as we write in real time, paragraph by paragraph.
PUREST INTENTIONS is complete at 180k words and the manuscript is available in part or full. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Runaja Walker and Samantha Lee