This is my husband's query letter. Please tell me what you think! Suggestions, etc. It's a generic query letter, once we have it really good we'll make it specific, depending, of course, on which agent we query.
I am submitting my novel Keeper of the Key to you for consideration because…????. Written for a young adult audience, the completed story has a word count of 58,000. An adventure novel with elements of fantasy, the book bears similar characteristics with C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.
Peter is the oldest son of a hard-working farmer. What he doesn’t know is that his father is really the Keeper, leader of an ancient city and holder of a mystic key. When the key begins to speak to Peter, he is forced to leave his home and become the new Keeper. He’s thrown into a world of secrecy, betrayal, and danger, and he learns quickly to fight for himself and those he loves.
But the key has its own agenda. It’s waging a war, and Peter has been chosen to lead the survivors.
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