TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT: The Nameless Warrior
GENRE: New Adult Fantasy
WORD COUNT: 120,000 wordsQUERY:
Kindra Odion has been training for the past eight summers to become a warrior and avenge her father’s death. If she succeeds, she’ll be the first woman warrior in the tribe’s history. She makes it through the whipping ceremony to prove her strength, but the chief fails to give her a warrior name, and a warrior with a weak name—or no name at all—is not a true warrior in the eyes of the tribe.
Determined to complete her mark in battle and be named, Kindra is willing to place her home and loved ones in peril. But when her sister Kaye is taken by an enemy tribe because she’s Faye, it appears the chief has betrayed them both.
Whispers of conspiracy and rumors that their father’s death was no accident re-surface. As evidence of the chief’s betrayal comes to light it threatens to start a civil war and place the tribe in the hands of their enemies. Kindra can save her tribe, but it will mean giving up everything she loves for good, including the salvation of her sister.
THE NAMELESS WARRIOR is an Adult Fantasy complete at 120,000 words. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Beads of sweat trickled down Kindra Odion’s spine as she sat cross-legged in the stillness of the vision tent. The fire had burned down to coals. The only sound was the crack of the embers and the whispered prayers of the High Priestess as she walked slowly between the inductees, blessing their foreheads with her oil-soaked fingers. Kindra’s twin sister, Kaye, followed behind with a clay pitcher of vision wine.
The long white dress of the High Priestess swished softly as she made her rounds and reached Kindra. The woman dipped her fingers in the bowl of oil, placed them on Kindra’s forehead, and whispered her blessing.
“May Eoin recognize your spirit and welcome it as His own. May He bless you with courage in battle, strength to defeat your enemies, and wisdom to know when the fight is finished.”