Feb 12, 2010

Query - The Nameless

Dear Agent:

What’s in a name? More than you can imagine.

The days passed in unbroken tedium for Erica Ann Dawson, the eighteen year old girl left behind in the sleepy town of Batesfield Connecticut after the diaspora of her friends and classmates to various colleges and universities across the country.

Afraid to strike out on her own, and warm in the blanket of her own complacency, Erica is content to sit back and watch the world go by.

But after a bizarre recurring dream, Erica’s peaceful life begins to unravel at the seams. She begins blacking out, awakening hours, even days later with no memory of what had transpired in the intervening time. As the blackouts grow worse, she begins to doubt her own sanity, until she learns the truth.

Erica is slowly being replaced, being usurped from her own life by a creature known only as a Changeling. To save herself from being completely consumed by the Changeling and vanishing forever, she is forced to make a terrible sacrifice. Erica gives up her name, and with it, relinquishes all rights to her own identity.

Now, nameless, and forgotten by the world, the girl must learn to harness a strange new ability to fight back against the Changelings and the dark force invading Batesfield. Will she be strong enough to overcome the mysterious master of the Changelings and reclaim what she has lost, or will she remain nameless forever?

The Nameless is a YA fantasy novel complete at 60,000 words. The manuscript is available upon request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.