Derek Reiner (DerekReiner on QT) has signed with agent Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency, LLC.
Dear Ms. Nelson,
Fifteen-year-old Ry discovers his mother is poisoning him when Thelt, a tiny flying lizard telepathically linked to Ry, touches the deadly substance and becomes comatose.
To save Thelt, Ry enlists the help of three others: an expelled Ranger, a stable-girl wearing a curious bracelet, and a princess discarded by her family. Each hides a secret that could get them killed. They discover Ry’s mother is gone, her room in shambles. Before Ry can search for her, he is forced to help the priests of the Black Circle look for a child they believe can open a lockbox none of the priests will look at. The small cube is engraved with a poem Ry’s mother taught him, and Ry suspects the priests have kidnapped her.
Ry wants answers to his mother’s secrets, but rescuing her will put his new friends in danger, and he must decide if the risks are worth the life of a mother who tried to kill him. And when the Black Circle’s lockbox starts to whisper to Ry, he realizes why she wants him dead, and worse, he agrees.
THE GREY WARDEN, an UMG fantasy, is complete at 60,000 words. I’ve included the first ten pages per your submission guidelines. Thank you for your time and consideration.