So while working on a large update for my current main WIP “The Operative” an idea shot into my head that i just could not get rid of! I have managed to work out a basic outline and some rough beginning chapters but I was just checking to see if you guys as readers would be interested in me developing this idea into something more, or if you had suggestions before i get fully into this. (note this wont take away from my other work.) Here is the idea, keep in mind this is a shortened explanation.
During the reign of George Loyset, King of West Xavier, a daughter was born to him with a mysterious growth on her hand, the king summoned priests, doctors and even those accused of witchcraft to cure this affliction but to no avail, not prayer nor steel could remove the growth.
The king not wishing to harm his daughter further, kept her under close watch but allowed her to have a fairly normal childhood. But on her twentieth birthday she gained the ability to summon fire with her afflicted hand burning her mother.
Terrified the Kings advisors pleaded for him to banish her for she was cursed by the gods but he refused.
Encouraged by the Kings choice, reports began to gather from all across the kingdom of children and young adults who had also had this affliction but been hidden away. Referred to as kissed by the gods they possessed abilities beyond people’s wildest dreams. However there came a terrible price to using the powers too often. That price was life.
Twenty years later West Xavier found itself the target of a holy crusade, the kingdoms of East and North Xavier united against what they viewed as an unclean and unholy land. Their lords and armies invaded, ravaging the land, executing or kidnapping those afflicted. The country is on the verge of collapse.
You are the youngest child of a minor noble family of West Xavier. You and your older sister are both kissed by the gods, your sister, joining her liege lords army at the age of twenty spent the next four years of her life fighting, using her gift. Eventually overcome by the affliction, she does not have long to live. Setting out and ignoring your own desire to join the war you look to the north, where there is rumored to be a cure for being kissed by the gods. You will save your sister no matter the cost.