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Summary Number Three

I did more writing this weekend than I normally do. Mostly I was working on the first couple of chapters of Book 2 (while I let Book 1 rest) but I also spent several hours revising my summary. Here is the new and improved version!

Lacey Wentwether has seen too much death. She longs for the simple life that will come with her cartographer’s title. When she is offered a place on an historic voyage, she grasps at the opportunity to prove herself – and to escape the past. The voyage is more dangerous than she expects. The spirit of a woman punished by the gods has escaped her prison – and killed in front of Lacey – and the purpose of the voyage is to find a way to stop the spirit-woman before she destroys the entire Empire.

When the Emperor’s advisor warns Lacey that she ought not talk about what she has witnessed and the secrets she knows, she realizes that the past won’t let go so easily. Grounded in her belief in connection – and in the goodness of people – Lacey soon finds herself fighting for her life in a world both terrifying and beautiful. Through it all, the spirit of a woman responsible for the destruction of an entire race haunts Lacey’s steps, seeking revenge.

Alright! So I think that the second paragraph still needs work. My big question is about  “a world both terrifying and beautiful.” Should I say more about it – more about the people she encounters or the hardships she faces, or does that get into spoiler territory? What do you think?

Take care, fellow travelers!


Comments on: "Summary Number Three" (2)

  1. A very strong summary I think. I really want to read the story and I don’t think it needs to say more about what she faces. I only wondered about ‘historic voyage’, I thought something can only be ‘historic’ if it already happened and proved its place in history. Can you then be offered a position on one? But perhaps it’s just my interpretation since I’m not a native English speaker. Good job!

    • I’m glad you liked the summary! As for the issue with “historic,” I had never thought about it from that perspective. I know a lot of times it’s used as “this is a historic moment” as in it will go down in history. That’s how I was using it, but I will have to look into that. Thanks for the feedback!

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