You may remember (though if I’m honest probably not!) that a couple of years ago (2013, oof) I posted some practice summaries for QFS. Reading them now, I cringe a little bit. Yes, they got the point across. No, they were not well crafted. So when I was putting together my submission packet I knew I had to step up my game. A crummy blurb isn’t going to win me any points! This is what I sent in my cover letter:
“Quest for Salvation” is the story of Lacey Wentwether, a young woman who 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 has the opportunity to prove herself – and to escape the past. But to do so means abandoning her friends and life in the capital to journey into unknown lands. In the search for a mystical remnant of the past, everyone seems to have a hidden agenda. When motives become unclear, no one is free of suspicion. At the core of it all, a spirit cursed by the gods threatens to reduce Lacey, her companions, and the entire world to ashes.