(portal) Fantasy, dark themes, coral nimfs magic and crime (DUTCH)
My name is Sigrid and I’m a 20-year-old aspiring writer from Amsterdam. When I’m not writing I study design at an art school. I spent most of my day creating things whatever it’s a poster, a sculpture, and interactive experience or a story.
Normally I try to write a book a year (the first draft during NaNoWriMo) but since I started art school my writing has been a bit slow. But I’m always trying to find writing friends and critique partners. I’m totally fine with critiquing English novels (most of my writer friends are international) BUT I write in Dutch, and I’m looking for someone who can help me with critique when this book is finished.
I love all fantasy, how much fantastical elements are in a book doesn’t really matter for me. I do love complicated plots (I love multi pov) and themes that are worked in the story (or even better the magic).
Altho I can totally swoon over a good romance sub-plot heavy romance or romance as a genre is not my thing. Most of the time the more paranormal fantasy books (vampires, ghosts, werewolf) are not my piece of cake either.
It’s a story about a society of coral nimfs, located inside the Great Berrier Rief. To become a nifm, you have to die with salt water in your longs first and survive a Selection tournament. The most important moral value in this society is wisdom and free mindedness, so to make the Selection fair all contesters are given the same universal body. This is a pretty big shock for everyone, but most upsetting for London; a former supermodel who set of believes is build around validation. If she wants to survive she has to find new worth within herself besides how she looks, power comes in many forms.
Tore already lives in the nimf world, he even had managed to become the selected heir of the throne. Until he decided to try to force the Tsaar to a revolution a few years ago. Now, after a punishment that should have killed him for good but clearly didn’t, he has to gain trust again. But it only took two steps outside his former prison to start planning a new revolution and this time he won’t fail.
Gyan is a normal boy, he has the positive energy of bubblegum and spent his days writing his blog: the paranormal reporter. But photoshopping UFO’s into boring pictures gets interrupted when he hears the news of the death of supermodel London van Lieshout. Altho the news reporters claim it to be a ‘drunk accident’ Gyan thinks that the facts don’t add up. When he starts investigating the case he soon realizes that this death is far from an accident and maybe he finally has real proof of magic.
This book deals with quite a bit of theme, most of them are about our moral values and how we see beauty vs wisdom. But there are also themes about mental health like depression that might be triggering.
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