After a thousand years of night, a sunrise brings chaos that only one man can stop. However, he must sacrifice all memories of his wife, daughter, or even himself to save the changing world.
This is a novel I've been working on for a long time, and the beginning's been edited by both Tor and St Martins (through ManuscriptAcademy). Both publishers are already interested in the project, which is very exciting.
I also work hard to avoid all tropes. The world's a matriarchy (no more fantasy sausagefests please), night/dark is the good, there's no quest, no "chosen one", and it involves a tech battle with medieval vs steampunk and eastern-inspired caught in the middle. Why do most fantasy worlds have a single level of technical evolution- that never happened on our own world. Strange.
In the Shadows of Everdawn is a character-driven look at change, relationships, and gender. If that sounds good, and you're a mentor, well maybe you feel like this: