Please help me welcome my newest client, Jennifer Gruenke, to the KT Literary family! Jennifer’s dark YA fantasy is SIX OF CROWS meets FROSTBLOOD with a diverse cast of characters, and it grabbed my attention right away. Her bold writing, tight pacing, and stellar plotting won me over and I’m thrilled to be working with her. Here’s the query:
Ren Kolins is a silver wielder. It’s a dangerous thing to be in Erdis, a kingdom where magic has been outlawed for a century, and Ren is just trying to survive. She’s content with a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting for profit, but when the rebel leader offers her six hundred and fifty thousand gold coins to join the revolution, it’s too tempting to pass up. The caveat: she doesn’t get the money until after they overthrow the king.
Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children are engaged in a competition–the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. Adley Farre isn’t only fighting for the title, she’s fighting against her feelings for the girl she loves. Because as a King’s Child, falling in love is a crime punished by death.
But with the Royal Carnival approaching, time is running down for all of them. The crown prince is on a path to fulfill a deadly prophecy, a power-grab that would bring darkness to the kingdom, and the rebels have to take the throne before he does — that is, if the King’s Children don’t capture them first.
Jennifer is a former journalist and a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she studied communication and professional writing. She now lives and writes in a cozy Brooklyn apartment with one roommate, one cat, and a lot of books.
Once again, welcome, Jennifer! We’re thrilled to have you!
Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jenngruenke