I’ve taken a bit of a break from the blog to work on a new book that somehow already has 20,000 words! I am not sure how that happened or when it happened to be honest. While it is nowhere near ready to hit the Worlds in Progress page, I’ll let y’all take a look at what its query might look like…
They knew her as Crown Princess Blodwen Rydderch of Hearth– the woman born as the daughter of Hearth. She would become the beating heart of the eight islands. As the last midnight bell tolled on her eighteenth birthday, she would look at the Ladies and Lords of the seven islands before her and choose who would rule beside her.
They knew her as resistance leader Raven– the woman born a witch’s daughter. Her mother long dead. Her birthright unknown. Her grievances against the crown carried on black wings out across the sea.
Only she knew they were one in the same.
When the resistance is cursed into the forms of the birds they once used, when they are caged by the crown they defied, when she is cast out by her father, Raven’s wings pull her into the safety of the Witchwood–where the Goddess lives and magic flows.
Pulling elements from The Seven Ravens, Snow White, and other beloved tales, Witchwood reaches into monarchy at the brink of change as it follows the generation who will dismantle a kingdom through nature, witchcraft, and embroidery.
(YA Fantasy, Estimated 80,000 words)