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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Loglines and Queries - Legacy of the Eye, Original

(sorry about the delay. I took a couple of sick days and am only now stumbling back to the computer. Again, I apologize for the delay)
Original:
Query:
THE LEGACY OF THE EYE is an adult science fiction of the softer kind, with a literary bent and romantic elements. Think Jane Austen's Persuasion meets 1984 in space--Love and politics on a planet colonized according to Plato’s Republic.

Like all children born on Demia, David grew up at the Academy without concepts of marriage and family. At eighteen, his impatience toward graduation from the Governance Department overshadows his apprehension of learning his parents’ identity. But those worries are dismissed as teenage angst on the day he notices a hidden tattoo on the woman he loves.

David realizes Catrine is next in line for a hereditary government that shouldn't exist on a planet where merit trumps birthright. It goes against everything he learned at the Academy. But that is just the start of David’s loyalty struggles. His newfound parents are conspiring to crown him the first acknowledged king of Demia by wedding him to Catrine.

He flees across the galaxy to avoid exposing or joining a hypocritical government he cannot change from a throne. But David cannot hide from the hasty decisions of his youth forever. Catrine thinks neither she nor Demia can prosper without him and she devises a plan to lure him home. However, David is convinced she is just the bait in someone else’s grand ploy.

THE LEGACY OF THE EYE is complete at 91,000 words and narrated in dual-POV. It should appeal to fans of social science fiction like The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord and planetary romances such as Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher. I also work with science fiction in test tubes.

Thank you for your time and consideration (and any comments you have to offer).


BLURB: On a planet where merit trumps birthright, David struggles with his loyalties after he discovers the woman he loves will rule--because of legacy. When he uncovers his parents' ploy to crown him the first king of Demia, David flees across the galaxy to avoid exposing or joining a hypocritical government he cannot change from a throne. But he cannot hide from the hasty decisions of his youth forever. The woman he still loves thinks neither she nor Demia can prosper without him and she devises a plan to lure him home. However, David is convinced she is just the bait in someone else’s grand ploy.


TAGLINE: Jane Austen's Persuasion meets 1984 in space--Love and politics on a planet colonized according to Plato’s Republic.

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