Well, shoot, here’s something I bumped into when putting Tasmakat up for preorder: the need to write the back cover description.
So I wrote the description really fast. I will undoubtedly tweak it, especially as you all generally have excellent suggestions. Perhaps you will again. Please consider the following:
It’s a long journey from the northern border of the winter country all the way back to the summer lands — and every problem Aras left behind will be waiting for the moment he sets foot on the southern bank of the river.
Released from every vow he ever swore to Aras, Ryo might stay with his own people, but he can’t let Aras face every waiting challenge alone — especially as the struggle they faced together in the land of the shades still haunts them both.
But even the journey to the capital of the summer country will only be the beginning …
What do you think? Remember, the point is not to be accurate — though reasonable accuracy is desirable, of course. The point is to make the book sound like something readers would want to buy.
I’m assuming that the majority of readers who finish Tarashana will be inclined to click through to Tarashana and buy it regardless of the back cover description. Nevertheless, I’d like to the description to be reasonably enticing. So how about it? Comments, please.