About the Book:
When Lars is given orders to send his cavalry company on a suicide mission, he defies his king and kingdom rather than murder those under his command. After ten years of exile, he returns to Kelsh to discover that his home is torn by warn and ruled by a tyrant responsible for murdering hundreds of innocents.
Lars's only hope of getting near Kelsh's king is to win a race that pits men and women against each other in an endurance ride all across the kingdom. Should he win, he will have a single chance to save his people--by killing his king.
Prepared to lay down his life for Kelsh, Lars enters the race. Unfortunately, the horse he is assigned is only the beginning of his problems, all of which may result in his premature death...
About the Author:
RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.
When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband, and obeys the commands of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.
In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.
Please insert witty and amusing commentary here.
This is an action / adventure fantasy novel of a more traditional bent; it does include some epic elements, but primarily takes place in one kingdom.
I'm primarily interested in knowing how effective the hook of this novel is.
Requested feedback Criteria:
Overall Feedback, Voice, Character Development, Plot