So, here’s my first attempt at back cover copy for The Dark Turn of Winter. Or Winter Dragon, or whatever the book eventually turns out to be called. Anyway, what do you think?
In a world where the Immanent Powers that dwell in the land can alter the course of a kingdom’s succession . . . in a land where the whims of distant, uncaring Gods may bring luck or ill-luck to any town or province or kingdom . . . in a land where many-headed dragons ride midwinter storms across the land during the dark turn of the year . . . in such a land, the ambitions of power-mad kings seldom present the greatest threat to peace and prosperity.
Even so, power-mad kings don’t make comfortable neighbors.
When Kehera, princess of the peaceful land of Harivir, finds her country threatened by the ambition of the Mad King of Emmer to the north, she reluctantly resolves to make any sacrifice necessary to protect her people. But she never expected to find herself a pawn in a power struggle between enemies she hadn’t even known existed.
Innisth, infamous Wolf Duke of the grim country of Pohorir, has long wished to break from his king and forge a new independent kingdom of his own. When Kehera unexpected falls into his hands, he believes he may see a way to force her into an alliance that will finally allow him to achieve his ambition. Yet he never expected to care for her, and even as triumph seems within his grasp, he finds it less sweet than he had hoped.
As midwinter rushes down upon the world, Kehera and Innisth must find a way to work together or they may both lose everything to a common enemy that is more dangerous than either of them had ever suspected.
Does this give too much away? Or is it too confusing for someone who isn’t familiar with it? It can be hard to tell, especially with a big, complicated story like this one.
I bet you can guess the romance in this one is more than a faint subplot, yes? Or is that not obvious from this description?