|My badly rendered picture of the Prophet. XD|
Anyway. It's a portal fantasy/high fantasy/contemporary fantasy mash-up. Which basically means it starts on modern Earth, and then moves to another world with a medieval fantasy setting (called Alewar, for those of you who want to know--and that's pronounced Ah-luh-WARR . . . rhymes with car . . . just in case any of you are fantasy pronunciation nerds.)
I feel like I'm blandly describing a piece of real estate or something. Goodness.
Here's an actual blurb to give you a sense of the story:
When visions of suffering begin to plague Aileen and Josiah, they pursue answers, and discover they are the prophesied rescuers of Demetria, a nation in another world. On that world, war hastens. And the very evil threatening Demetria has extended a branch to Earth as well. Transformed into dragons, Aileen and Josiah are propelled into a harrowing journey. Only a mysterious orb called the Prophet guides their way as they embark on a quest to save the Demetrians . . . and their own world as well. But the malevolent dragon Criffel will stop at nothing to keep the prophecy from coming true.
So we have a prophecy, some deliciously evil bad guys of the human and beastly sorts, a transformation into dragon form, talking animals (I can't seem to get away from those), awesome Demetrian people, and a huge new world to explore. And, of course, there's the Prophet--an object of which there is more than meets the eye. There are guardians, lords, warriors, mountains, waterfalls, long flights, battles, fortresses, fire, ice, allies, enemies, betrayals, division, ALL THE EPICNESS. (That's the incoherent synopsis, methinks. The one where my writer side goes all bubbly and excited.)
That gives you a sense of the plot, but what about the characters? If you're like me, an awesome storyline is well appreciated . . . but if it's not populated by vibrant characters, my interest level severely drops.
Main CharactersNote: I'm terrible at finding accurate character pictures. The ones that follow are rough representations of how I picture these people.
Aileen McKay - Sixteen years old. Brown hair, brown eyes. Introverted, intense personality, makes thoughtful decisions. Turns into a white dragon with ice breath. Read more about her HERE.
Secondary Characters(Alas, I have next to no pictures for these guys. One of these days I might just cave and make a Pinterest account. Google images is almost useless for good character pics.)
Mr. Hawkins - Aileen and Josiah's geography teacher. Guardian of the Prophet and all-around epic person.
The Sagire - A group of Criffel's people on Earth, hunting for the Prophet and the chosen ones.
Lord Mauray and Lady Geneva - Benevolent rulers of Demetria.
Captain Dauntless - Fierce leader of the Demetrian dragons. Trains Aileen and Josiah.
Korohan - Centaur. Head of Lord Mauray's security.
|This is a bit like how I imagine the lesser cousins of Criffel's species,|
which appear in The Prophet's Key (book 2).
Character who will not be named due to spoilers - Criffel's right hand. Mysterious magical abilities. Skilled in the art of deception.
This is a very brief look at just a few of the important characters. I fear it doesn't do them justice, but I guess you'll have to wait until the book is published to learn more! Because yes, this is the book I plan to start querying this year. (!!!)
Your turn to yammer away!Do you like portal fantasy? Are you partial to the chosen one trope, as long as it's done in new ways? DO YOU LIKE DRAGONS? (Most important question right there.) Oh, and if you have anything to say about my synopsis--constructive criticism definitely included--please tell me. Not like it's the official synopsis, but you know. I need to make one soon, so if you feel this one was too broad or too specific or something, I want to know.
And do tell me about your work in progress! I love hearing about other people's stories--rejoicing over fabulous ideas or commiserating over stubborn plots/characters/what have you.