Synopsis for Lethen

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Synopsis for Lethen

Post by Paulo Magalhaes » September 7th, 2014, 1:00 pm

As some of might have noticed, I've been pestering the Town hall with my kickstart attempt at publishing my book. Being the stubborn but unconfident penniless writer that I am, I tend to love and hate every paragraph I write. I love it, but then I’m not satisfied.
The synopsis, however, I hate. Period. No matter how I write it, no matter who writes it or who praises it. I hate it just for being a synopsis. Still, as someone who wants to improve his style and writing capabilities, I believe that it’s not shameful to ask for a bit of help, or at least, an opinion.

"The story of Lethen takes place in a continent comprised of many kingdoms but the focus of the story so far takes us to the kingdom of Lethen, currently engaged in war with Gradrom, Lethen’s enemy for little more than a few decades, and Arvalis, the remainder of the ancient kingdom of magic. Lethen – The House of Arganos describes the story of the kingdom through the point of view of Allania, a young noblewoman exiled in the Island of Draguum who is rescued by Lethenian soldiers and mercenaries from a Gradromian invasion of the island. Obviously, the Lethenians did not rescue her out of kindness of their hearts. Allania has a vital role for the survival of the kingdom and they will stop at nothing to see it fulfilled. The Lethenians in general have a healthy disrespect for life and even their religion is mostly focused on war. Chief amongst her bloodthirsty guards is the Dark Phantom, a mercenary whose reputation as a ruthless killer is not only renown but proven throughout Allania’s journey. She strives to humanize him while keeping herself untainted from his influence. A tantalizing quest, given that the latter has an uncanny ability to spite her efforts by effectively obliterating every human obstacle in his path, more often than not through displays of excessive violence. Though Allania is the main character and the story circles mostly around her, it is not exclusive to her point of view. There are other characters that get the spotlight such as Nivra, a blind Gradromian princess that has dreams of the future, or Rulph’Alar, a young mage Initiate who provides insights on Arvalis and some others whose allegiances and objectives not only make them neutral in the conflict, but indicate that there might be more interests at play than just the war between the three kingdoms."

Come, now. Give me a straight and honest opinion. I can take it.
Paulo Magalhães, writer of Lethen - The House of Arganos Part I. Help me publish my book by donating on kickstart.

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Re: Synopsis for Lethen

Post by hauntedsouls » June 27th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Lethen is a fantasy, action adventure which plays out on a continent comprised of many kingdoms. One of those kingdoms, Gradrom is currently waging war against Lethen’s and has been their enemy for decades. The story is told from the point of view of Allania, a young noblewoman exiled to the Island of Draguum and eventually rescued by Lethenian soldiers and mercenaries. The truth is Allania was not rescued out of kindness but a need to exploit her gifts and the vital role she play sin the kingdom’s survival. The Lethenians in general have a healthy disrespect for life and even their religion is mostly focused on war. Throughout the journey Allania remains the main protagonist, but other characters that get the spotlight such as Nivra, a blind Gradromian princess who dreams of the future, or Rulph’Alar, a young mage Initiate who provides insights on Arvalis.
NOW, you need to give the reader two – three paragraphs about how this all plays out without getting mired down in details. Use the MAIN PLOT POINTS, and don’t get into he said she said, or this happened, then that happened. If you follow the plot points, you’ll be fine.

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Re: Synopsis for Lethen

Post by marieking » November 17th, 2017, 7:44 pm

Paulo, the plot is interesting and has almost all the ingredients needed for a good fantasy novel. I would love to read it in a paperback and would be the first one to buy it. I would love to back you up on kickstart, please create another funding as the one in your signature has ended.

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