My novel length manuscripts are mainly dark fantasy in an urban setting with trips into alternative worlds. To keep abreast of the fantasy books available I read a variety including Young Adult books, such as those written by Cinda Williams Chima. Ms Chima’s Heir trilogy is set in the real world, as we know it, with magical medieval characters living among us.
Two sentences from my current reading in “The Wizard Heir” by Cinda Williams Chima: “She had an aime quality, with her spiky hair and quirky quilted cotton clothes. Plus, she could swear in three Chinese dialects.”
And two sentences from my work-in-progress novel manuscript, Keeper of Laws:
“Horses were screaming and men were lying dead or injured on the grass.
Maggie stiffened as Wilhelm approached, and watched him remove his blood-stained gauntlets.”