Title: STRANGE SOBRIQUET
Genre: YA Fantasy
For your consideration is STRANGE SOBRIQUET, my 95,000-word novel of young adult fantasy adventure set in an alternate early-twentieth century Europe.
What if you were a teenager, capable of drawing strength from the latent energy in your world -- and others -- but could literally be remembered for no more than 15 minutes? What would make you care enough to continue on as a hero?
This responsibility of protector could prove too much for sixteen-year-old Gabriel. An assistant to the world’s greatest Warden, the boy's been sheltered for years, his parents' identities kept secret and his gifts untapped. That is, until the day cloaked men, bearing the mark of a long-extinct evil called the Sundu, attempt to kidnap the King's strong-willed daughter. During a routine errand for his master, Gabriel intercepts the Sundu and thwarts the kidnapping.
But the princess is not the only one under attack. The Sundu target all of the Cirri Children, prophets with a gemstone birthmark of royalty, in the hopes of harvesting the children's stones and unlocking an evil that will complete their return.
While the King deploys the Wardens and other allies on a mission to save the children, Gabriel is ordered to stay behind. Nearly everyone fears what will become if he discovers his powers -- all the pedigreed scholars and wizards unable to see the lines, let alone the ends, of his future. It is only after the King learns of Gabriel's budding romance with the princess that he is sent out with the others. His aim may be to rescue the children, but once outside the care of those who had protected him, he'll need all his abilities just to salvage his own identity.
I’m an award-winning marketing communications professional, which I believe could be an asset in marketing STRANGE SOBRIQUET. Furthermore, my fiction has received recognition from Writers of the Future. And I’m a graduate of Viable Paradise, where I studied with scifi and fantasy luminaries, including Patrick Nielsen Hayden and John Scalzi.
I appreciate you reading the query for STRANGE SOBRIQUET and considering representation. The full manuscript is available at your request.