Newest version is post #6! I'm going to try to return every critique as soon as I can; I really appreciate your help on this one guys. Thanks!
Hello, everyone! It's been a year or so since I've posted here, and I'm returning to an oldie-but-goodie: my first book, SHEPHERD. I'm in the process of completely re-writing it, but I've decided to get my query going now so I can be ready to go. Thank you for your help!
Teagan spent a decade studying to slay the beast who murdered his father. The beast, a house-sized wolf named Nil, would kill again. Nil and his horde would descend on more families and more fathers until only bones remained, and not even the superhuman Shepherds could stop him.
To fight Nil, Teagan discarded unnecessary things. Friends were pointless. Family distracted him. His world was unclouded by the church’s superstition and fear. It was a lonely world. It was a world where Nil could be defeated.
It wasn’t a world at all.
Unknown to its occupants, the gargantuan ship New Earth has carried humanity through space for six hundred years, its disc-like surface swathed in wide plains, dark forests and medieval cities. Teagan’s father was its captain. Now Nil controls the ship, and his chosen destination, the abandoned Old Earth, promises certain death to wolf and humankind alike. A cosmic monstrosity, the same that forced humanity to flee their old home, waits beneath the Atlantic for its minion to deliver its next meal.
Only Teagan can seize control back from Nil. To save everyone, he must relinquish his hatred and rely on the family he pushed away, the Shepherds he idolized and the wolves he despised. Or only bones will remain.
ATTACK ON TITAN meets Lovecraft. A dual-viewpoint story; on the other end of the ship, a wayward bounty hunter struggles to save her soul. SHEPHERD is a YA fantasy/sci-fi complete at ~80,000 words. It stands on its own, but is the first in a potential series.
Thank you for your time and consideration.