Hello! This is my second novel, but first time being serious about publishing.
I write mostly YA high fantasy, but I have started dabbling in MG. All of my casts are diverse and I am LGBTQA friendly!
I am a horseback rider/trainer, so if you want accurate horse depictions, say no more!
Dark fantasy and retellings are my kryptonite. Urban fantasy is ok as long as it is not too tropey.
Some things I enjoy creepy forest aesthetics and hate-to-love/love-to- hate. I’m a sucker for a good anti-hero
Favorite authors include Leigh Bardugo, Roshani Chokshi, Sabaa Tahir, Jay Kristoff, and Laini Taylor
I pretty much enjoy everything except the below mentions:
Intense rape scenes and incest are hard passes, as well as explicit sexual encounters (I’m ace so it’s just awkward to read)
Tobias, a stable boy, always dreamed of going on an adventure, but was just too content in his quiet life. That all changed the day a wounded stranger entered into town on the back of a strange fae-beast. Through an unfortunate series of events, Tobias accidentally forges a life-debt with the stranger and is ripped away from the life he had known and is thrust into a compelling world full of gods and monsters as he and his companion track down a legendary weapon. The cost is high, and Tobias isn’t quite sure he is able pay it.
The day would have been perfectly normal if not for the strange hawk that perched upon the Eastern Gate that morning, its eyes watching the comings and goings of the townsfolk with unnatural interest. It was quite a boring task for the hawk, the light banter of the townsfolk became a dull drone in its sensitive ears. At last, a figure crested the distant hill. The hawk clicked its beak, its keen gaze followed as the figure formed into young Tobias, the stable boy and local animal tender, who rode his lumpy brown nag through the gate and toward the only inn for miles, unaware that when the sun set his life would never be the same.
The hawk clicked its beak again and took off to the Western Gate, waiting for the next player to come.
The smell and clamor of Oakedge was nothing new to Tobias- it was Market Day, after all. Sandwiched between the omniscient Nahekar Forest and the unforgiving sands of The Shifting Wastes, this was the only day of the month that the small town got any visitors aside from wayward traveling trains and military patrols.
Tobias passed the merchants, travelers, and townsfolk alike as he rode over the dust and cracked cobblestones that acted as the main road. The ramshackle dwellings loomed over him in a suffocating and degrading manner- the only buildings worth keeping up repairs on were designated for the military, where the official business happened, and the inn, where the locals gathered at the end of a long day’s work.
As stated above, I am dabbling in a MG Icarus-retelling that is sure to be a fun and interesting project.
I also am planning a companion novel to this one that explores more aspects of the world.
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