EDIT: thank you for the feedback, I looked at the comments and I updated my query. Let me know if this is less like a synopsis.
Hi, i've posted here a long time ago and you have given me great advice. Please feel free to pick apart and give me advice on my below query letter. I appreciate your feedback. The below book is an Adult Historical Fantasy.
Young Will Raynor longs to escape an ever-industrializing Britannica and its polluted skies. He reluctantly joins the Royal Navy and hopes for a peaceful time sailing the high seas but his naiveté is quickly shattered. His ship embarks to Arcadia; a place shrouded in whispers and sailor’s stories. Rumors say that beyond Arcadia’s pristine shores are savage Gunthers; they resemble a man but have curved, pointed teeth, pale skin, and beady black eyes.
Will begrudgingly accepts his position aboard a river patrol ship and is thrust into combat as his crew is ambushed. Will barely survives the chaos and learns the rumors are true as he is taken prisoner by a cunning Gunther warlord. Will struggles to survive captivity while the warlord unites the Gunthers and forms an army to ruthlessly purge the island of its seaborne invaders.
Will makes friends amongst the prisoners and learns they will be forced to fight on the frontlines against Britannica’s redcoats. War erupts and Britannica’s iron-fisted control over the island crumbles. Koko’s rebellion fights for freedom, the Empire of Britannica fights for control, but in the carnage of war, Will and his friends fight for survival.
With Britannica’s empire crumbling, Will escapes captivity and turns to a young upstart captain. The pair devise a daring defense. Though he is no war hero, Will must silence the warlord before war engulfs the island and annihilates both men and Gunther.
AGE OF EXPLORATION is an adult historical fantasy complete at 95,000 words. This story is a standalone novel with series potential. I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a major in Business and Military History.