NB: Much-revised pitch in post 14 below.
Dear Agentface MacGillicuddy,
I hope you’ll consider representing my adult scifi/fantasy novel, Tomb of Moments.
Noa is a young sorceress who guards and governs a bright, futuristic city. She’s loved by the people she fiercely protects, and every last door is open to her. A strong, handsome warrior lies happily at her feet, devoted to her every whim.
One night she runs invisibly along the sides of tall buildings, following the trail of three criminal magicians who’ve been spiriting innocent people away to their deaths. She corners them on a high rooftop, and crushes them in a telekinetic duel. They burn themselves alive to escape capture, but she pieces together their dying memories and traces them back to a lost prince of the Vessan Empire: a dominion of advanced sorcerers who absorb nations and collect beautiful slaves.
With his spies discovered, the prince resurfaces, claims his throne, and declares war on the rest of the planet. Noa takes up arms alongside her obedient lover, her stalwart father, and the shy orphan boy she grew up with -- who returns on the eve of battle as a man with extraordinary power. To keep her city free, she’ll have to lead troops through brutal campaigns, outfight killers who can reshape reality at will, and outwit an ancient enemy that’s been laying traps in secret since the beginning of history.
Tomb of Moments is complete at 77,000 words. It has three main characters, and series potential. It might appeal to readers of Jacqueline Carey, Ann Leckie, and Patrick Rothfuss.
Please find _____. Thank you for your time.