(Posting on behalf of Adidab14)
I should mention that this is my first novel and definitely my first query so it may be pretty rough around the edges. Thanks in advance for any and all comments!
Dear [whoever I can trick into reading this]
Gray was never really a dreamer, all he wanted was a normal and happy life. And that’s what he had… until his dreams tore him away from the ones he loved and threatened everything he knew.
A simple dream can be ignored, but Gray had been having the same recurring dream night after night and ignoring it was getting harder by the day. When his childhood friend unveiled an art piece she’d been working on, it chilled him to his core and spurs him to search for a deeper meaning to this dream, setting in motion the events that would eventually catapult him into an adventure he never would have believed possible.
Gray soon found himself in a strange world teeming with life that is as strange and frightening as it is dangerous. But he knows this place, he’s been there before, every single night when he falls asleep. He didn’t find his way there alone, however. Somewhere out there, someone has been calling to him, leaving a trail for him to follow. Now, he needs to find out why.
Flood Gates, my debut novel, complete at a little over 124,000 words, will appeal to fans of both urban and traditional fantasies such as Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and Perdido Street Station by China Miéville.
Thank you for your time and consideration.