Cristin Bruggeman (C_Bruggeman on QT) has signed with agent Thao Le of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
I noticed in your #MSWL that you would love to find a fantasy in the vein of SHADOW AND BONE but set in the Middle East. Perhaps I can interest you in my Persian fantasy, A MERCHANT OF SECRETS.
In Cyrus the Great's Persian Empire, the Magi are the priestly tribe, a people whose eyes have been touched by God. Though sixteen-year-old Artunis hails from a prominent Magian family, she cannot read the stars, nor perceive the cause of a man's illness. Even her blind cousin can discern the intentions of a man's heart, but Artunis is shamefully unblessed.
On her sixteenth name day, Artunis resolves to join the Persian army before her stepmother can marry her off. But now that she's come of age, she begins to manifest multiple gifts of sight--an unprecedented blessing, but not enough to convince her father she has the courage to become a warrior.
When Artunis's father vanishes amid rumors of treason, she teams up with her blind cousin and a disgraced soldier who needs Artunis's father to prove his innocence. In the Persian capital, they discover her father's disappearance is part of a plot to kill Cyrus the Great. She and her friends must find her father, expose the conspiracy, and stay alive as they battle both the dark creatures of Avestan legend and the unknown traitor who wants Artunis dead.