Thursday, September 6, 2012

Laura Stephenson's Current Query

Do you all know Laura? If not, please visit her blog, here, and become a follower. Back?

Here's her query:

Dear Agent,

The whole thing had to be a cruel joke.

Growing up the prince of a small island, everyone always told Andren how lucky he was, and they looked on with jealousy. But his life was far from picturesque. His parents were both dead, which meant he barely got to see his older brother anymore due to his kingly duties. He was required to attend parties where irritating nobles dressed lavishly, so he rarely got to hunt. And he was turned into a monster through sorcery, so he never got to spend time with Eiva.

Then Eiva, a canny sorceress who wears robes instead of frippery, lifts the curse on Andren. Still he feels choked by the evil acts he commited during his transformation, so he runs away from the memories by travelling out into the mainland. What he finds there are different people all living in poverty and fear, victims of a ruthless emporer. Andren is outraged, and he makes it his goal to unite the quarrelous nations in war and take out the most powerful being in the known world. Perhaps once he's done saving them, he can let go of his self hate.

FROM HALVMANE'S SHORE is a fantasy novel complete at 80,000 words. I also have a finished novella prequel and two other novels in outlining stages. I believe it will appeal to readers who enjoy complex characters that test what it is to be human, such as in Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind. If you are interested in my query, I have a polished manuscript ready to send.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Laura Stephenson

That's it.

Please save your feedback for tomorrow, thank Laura for sharing, and have a great Thursday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be curious to see your response!

Elise Fallson said...

Cool. I'll be back tomorrow! (:

Sarah Ahiers said...

I'll be back!

Heather Kelly said...

Every time I pop over here, I think of how brave people are to share their queries with us. Thanks, Laura!

Kristen Wixted said...

Hey, Laura just followed my blog the other day! How funny. anyway, looks good. See you tom.

farawayeyes said...

Thanks for sharing Laura. Interested to see what Matt has to say tomorrow.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

You get a lot of fantasy queries. I guess that's all the rage these days. But I shall be back to check on what you have to say.

Tonja said...

Hi, Laura! Will be back tomorrow.

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mshatch said...

Interesting. I will definitely be back tomorrow.