Here's the blurb I came up with for SONG OF STORM AND SHROUD. It sucks, but I think you get the general idea...
Before anyone who lives in these lands was born, the Great Lady created the Shrouds and locked away those beings who would bring harm to her children. Since then the Lady sleeps and while she sleeps, the Shrouds decay, loosing monsters upon the innocents. Their only hope lies with the mages.
Aryl never wanted to be a mage, but the Lady chose to gift him and when the King's envoy arrives seeking those with the gift, he has no choice but to comply. Thrust into the Academy to train with other young folk like him, he longs only for his home and the twin he left behind.
The Lady could grant both of his wishes, but the cost may be higher than he expected to pay. With Lyra beside him, they will learn to use their combined magics to fight and win. But when visions of a dragon and destruction tear them away from their training, their meager skills may not be enough to save their home, let alone sufficient to save the Shroudlands.
Yeah, I know, but I am clueless when it comes to writing blurbs. Especially this one. Do your worst. One way or another I have to have something to toss up as marketing copy when I upload the book.
On another note, I found something in the manuscript last night that I think requires an explanation I hadn't provided before. Derp. I'm working on it now. If I can stop the distractions, that is. It's a very distracty-full morning.
I'm still hoping to have this live on or before April 1st. I worked on it all morning yesterday, took the afternoon off, and got back at it after dinner. I want all my books to be the best they can be, but this one especially. And, if you haven't written fantasy, it's probably the hardest genre to nail. I know it's the hardest book I've ever worked on.
Anyway, I should toddle off and see if I can't weave this thing in and make it seamless.