Hi everyone! This project has been through a lot of revisions... but I'm almost at the end of the tunnel. My objective for this letter is to bring out my villain protagonist's personality and voice, as well as the dark, irreverent humor prevalent throughout the novel. My main concern about this letter is her motivation for doing what she does, and whether or not it's obvious enough. Let me know what you think!
I don't know much about the market for books like this, but I myself have noticed a huge gap in their availability (after being obsessed with the BROKEN EMPIRE trilogy by Mark Lawrence) and want to rectify that. Thanks!
Galaxy “Gal” Hyland dreamed of a better Milky Way. Unfortunately for the Milky Way, her definition of better included burning cities, a dismantled government, and lots of senseless murder. She was tired of exacting revenge for her miserable life on criminals in dark alleyways. It was time to go big. It was time for revenge to become revolution.
She stumbles into a pair of unlikely allies: a sociopath with influence over the galaxy’s largest religion, and a space pirate with dark motives and the skills to bring them to fruition. They hatch a plot. Gal murders her abusive father, steals his armies, and leads his shattered nation on a crusade for the throne of the Director, high ruler of the Milky Way. The merry trio are well on their way to galactic domination.
Then the unprecedented happens: along the way, Gal makes friends. She develops a crush on one. She even re-discovers a conscience. Suddenly, two paths split before her: one to the dismal Milky Way of her dreams, and another to a chance at redemption. To take one, she needs to kill all possibility of the other. Good thing she's so good at killing.
GAL is a stand-alone YA sci-fi with a villain protagonist. It's complete at 80,000 words. PRINCE OF THORNS meets RED RISING, with a heavy dose of irreverent humor. Thank you for your time and consideration.