Hello all! I have been querying agents for the past few weeks and I have gotten no love. Like seriously, zip. Lots of form letter rejections, no requests for material, etc. etc. So I went back to the drawing board, read a lot of query critiques in here and on blogs and took another stab at it. Since there are a painfully finite number of agents in this world (and an even more finite number that represent my genre) I definitely want to make sure I'm putting my best foot forward this time. NOTE: The story is multi-viewpoint, but for the sake of brevity and clarity I have focused the query only on the most prominent MC. Not sure if this needs to be changed? Dear (Insert Mr./Ms. Agent Name) For the past five hundred years the land of Feardswic has been far too quiet. Once mortal enemies, the Eastern and Western Realms live side-by-side in harmony, but in this age of peace they have become complacent… and vulnerable. When a ruthless Queen and her mysterious army seize control of the East with ease, both Realms find themselves forced into war once again. Shaped by this increasingly chaotic and distrustful world is Radella, a roguish Seeker with a dark past and a darker secret. She possesses the Sight, the feared power of the Shadow Goddess – an association that makes her mere existence a crime punishable by death. In the wake of the Queen's invasion, Radella is hired by the all-powerful Council of Matriarchs to find an ancient and powerful relic they believe the Queen desires. The last hope for the end of her tyrannical reign and the return of normalcy to Feardswic lies in the relic's destruction, but Radella has other ideas. Deep-rooted injustices have festered in silence beneath Feardswic’s once-tranquil exterior for centuries and she has no intention of allowing that to continue. Armed with a sharp tongue, sharper daggers and, of course, her greatest secret Radella may just have the means to change the fate of Feardswic forever, and she refuses to miss her chance. This epic fantasy novel, titled SHADOWSIGHT: THE SEEKER, is the first installment of a four book series following Radella’s quest to bring her idea of justice to Feardswic no matter the cost. The completed work stands at just over 77,000 words. (Insert personalized information about why I am querying this particular agent) I sincerely thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you guys so much for taking the time out to read this bad boy! Please be as brutal as you need to be, I'm sure still needs some work!