With November only one week away (it always comes so fast!) I expect most people have at least an inkling of what they're writing. I'd love to hear all those ideas, and clicking from profile-to-profile to read all the synopses there just takes too long.
So, who wants to post their synopses here?
Two washout trainee assassin-priests. A runaway determined to make her name in the world. A nomad full both of bitter resentment at the marginalization of his people, and an abiding respect for the freedom of others.
As allies or enemies, these four young people could unite a world of danger and conflict. . . or destroy it.
Join Isada, Konheln, Anara, and Ilaqu on a journey from the volcano home of a Dragon God, across frozen plains and blighted deserts, and deep into a forest that is home only to monsters. This Fall, the world will change forever.
Hmm good question. *has trouble with nutshell descriptions.*
An old warrior recounts his youth as the heart of a mechanical warbeast. Inhuman himself, he found humanity in the most unlikely of places and discovered his own desires for kinship and family despite the horror of an interplanetary conflict and grand conspiracy.
Chase survives alone in the House. Well, no one is ever truly alone in the House, even if one doesn't pay attention to the ghosts that Chase tries to ignore. From time to time people (and others, not people) somehow find their way in, but they never last long there.
Chase is different--a survivor. A quiet, intensely focused child, he does what he needs to stay alive. Only those who stay alive might hope and dream of a life beyond the reaches of this House, where every door might lead to a different world. Dreams can be dangerous, to be sure. Chase lost his family to their dreams. But no one can survive without hope.
One day, everything changes when a girl arrives who claims to be his sister. Thea is bold, a risk taker not averse to stretching the truth to her own advantage. Chase isn't sure he trusts her, but when she takes his greatest treasure, the key to every locked door in the House, he finds he must go after her, for he knows she doesn't realize her danger in the House of Many Doors...
The citizens hate The City's forced curfew, but no one can move out. No one can leave. The walls were put up as a forced quarantine, and all the people inside were abandoned by the outside world. Humanity sacrificed its greatest, most populace city. Because it was in The City that the darkness started. And when night falls, not even the electric lights of humanity can fight off the darkness. And where the darkness lies, the monsters have dominion.
The citizens hate The City's forced curfew, but it's for their own safety. For if anyone's caught outside after curfew, they'll find only locked doors and windows at every turn... which means they're fair game for the monsters.
A young, strong-headed officer is given his first command, a long-range science vessel. He's confidently faced difficult situations in the past, but how will he fair when the buck stops with him? A sinister black-market operation at the edge of known space will testthis fresh captain and his new crew to their limit as they learn that nothing is ever as it seems.
For a Emi, killing is just part of the job. It's not even killing, really--souls get their time in the old world, and when they're ready, she dons her ravenfeather cloak, grabs her scythe, and brings them across the veil to the Hereafter. She doesn't remember her life in the old world any more than a child remembers its life in the womb.
That is, until her. She wasn't supposed to be there. She wasn't supposed to be assigned to reap someone she knew, yet there she was, standing at the veil between worlds, staring at the woman she had once proudly called her fiancee. The memories of the woman she loved poured into her mind like a whitewater flood. Emi wasn't supposed to be here. She wasn't supposed to remember.
In desperation, she flees and goes back to theMictlan in the Hereafterto seek out the creatures Chance and Fate, the embodiment of the concepts their names represent. But Chance loves collecting debts, and she soon finds herself slowly being buried under their weight.
Well known throughout Ireland as a man who would con even his own priest, Jack O'Bannon has lived a life of lies and manipulation. When he dies of exposure to the elements, drunk and alone on the moors, Jack finds himself turned away at the gates of Heaven for his sinful lifestyle, and forbidden entry to Hell because of a trick he played on the Devil himself years before. Left to wander the earth without any place to take his final rest, Jack finally gets to witness firsthand the damage he left behind.
When he sees his son heading down the same road he walked, Jack is desperate to find a way to set him right. But without a physical form or a voice that the living can hear,the task is daunting. Can Jack set his son on the right path before he meets the same fate as his father, or will Jack prove himself once again a failure?