Title: Guardians Of Eldina (series title)
The individual titles I have so far are:
The Siren’s Song
The Witch’s Revenge
Demographic: It’s definitely for children, probably something like an 8+. [name_f]My[/name_f] little sister’s read most of what I’ve written so far and she’s nine, so it works.
Content Warnings: Death (there’s a war going on throughout the entire series, obviously people die)
Medium/Format: A four-book (minimum) series
Characters are in two categories since, you know, two books more or less planned as the moment
The Siren’s Song :
Protagonist: [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] [name_f]Maren[/name_f], thirteen years old. Has blue eyes and straight black hair, is fairly tall, and expects magic to have serious rules. She’s a little off on that front, but she still prides herself on her knowledge of how a fictional fantasy world should work.
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] ‘Delphi’ [name_f]Maren[/name_f]. Ayla’s almost-fifteen year old sister.
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] [name_m]Corentin[/name_m]: A friend of Delphi’s, quite recently turned fourteen.
[name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_m]Arion[/name_m]: The main villain of the book, a twenty year old woman who’s determined to find a way to take a Guardian’s powers. One of the leaders of the enemy side, known as the ‘Gatherers’.
‘Apollo’: A siren, for whom the book is named, who is on the side of the Gatherers.
[name_f]Lizzie[/name_f] [name_u]Green[/name_u] (cousin of [name_f]Eliane[/name_f] [name_f]Tana[/name_f] and [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_u]Green[/name_u], but we’ll get to them later)
Those three are Ayla’s best friends, all twelve years old as of the story’s start, though [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] turns thirteen the day after [name_f]Ayla[/name_f].
The Witch’s Revenge :
Protagonist: [name_f]Eliane[/name_f] ‘Ellie’ [name_f]Tana[/name_f], thirteen years old. Has brown hair and amber eyes (basically a sort of goldish-brown colour). Despises the idea of fairy tales, and as you can imagine doesn’t like it when she’s dragged into one.
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_u]Green[/name_u]: Ellie’s ten-year-old cousin, who she lives with. Also a cousin of [name_f]Lizzie[/name_f] [name_u]Green[/name_u], as their dads are twins. Ellie’s mother is the older sister of those twins.
[name_f]Kerensa[/name_f]: A witch who, as the story opens, has escaped her captivity in the capital of Aridare and has, you know, sworn revenge. Not on the city, though, on the people who got her captured in the first place. Who happen to be the leaders of the Gatherers.
I’m trying to name a male character who’s meant to be a sort of historian, but it’s hard to find a decent name.
I have a blurb for The Siren’s Song, but not for The Witch’s Revenge. Here is what I have:
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f] [name_f]Maren[/name_f] likes to call herself an expert in children’s fantasy, meaning she knows exactly how a magic story should go. As it turns out, however, she doesn’t really know much about how magic in real life works. When she discovers that she and her older sister are what are known as ‘Guardians’ of a magical world called Eldina on her thirteenth birthday, it’s a total surprise.
Still, she’s not too worried at first. [name_u]Magic[/name_u] has rules, right? So naturally there must be some rules to her newfound powers, and rules as to how the people and creatures she meets in Eldina should behave, rules of their own magic.
The only problem is that with the realness of these creatures comes the realness of their powers.
A powerful group of people in Eldina, the Gatherers, are striving to ‘collect’ the Guardians, and lock them away so they can enact some sort of evil plot. On their side they have a siren, a terrifyingly powerful young boy known as ‘Apollo’. And his song is deadly. It pulls those fool enough to listen into a state where they’ll willingly change sides, or walk straight into the Gatherers’ lair. A place nobody knows the location of except for the highest ranked Gatherers.
[name_m]Can[/name_m] [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] resist the song of the sirens, or will she fall victim to the Gatherers before she can even understand how to control her magic?
And an excerpt from The Siren’s Song (this comes from the opening of Chapter Five):
Water surrounded her, which was logically impossible. She was still sinking, though, as if this was the ocean and not a shallow river.
Her parents had always thought that knowing how to swim was important. [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] agreed, but it wasn’t going to help her now. Treading water wouldn’t keep her afloat when she was falling through water like it was air.
She couldn’t breathe here. She couldn’t see anything.
In the back of her mind, she was aware that [name_f]Delphi[/name_f] had done this before and survived, but she had no idea how much longer she had to sink.
She couldn’t hold her breath forever. Her lungs were burning, her head was spinning…
There’s my favourite excerpt so far.
Any advice on a name for a male historian character? It’s got to be fairly unusual, since he’s from the world of Eldina.