Din was a small man; nothing worth looking at twice. Yet, people from everywhere had traveled to Hearth Vale to hear him shape words. His talent as a storyteller was legendary and he loved that life dearly. Din did not think the man pushing his way through the departing patrons had come to hear a story.
"Story room's closed for tomorrow... until tonight... for now." Din said, wishing instantly that he could take back the wavering tone.
"You are Din," the man rumbled. It wasn't a question.
The giant man stepped aside as a woman touched him on the shoulder. When she moved into the candle light, Din knew that his comfortable, peaceful life as a storyteller had fled into the woods without so much as a wave goodbye.
Lament is the tale of (your hook starts here --->)five elite warriors who kidnap a storyteller to save their small country from war. How he will do it is anybody's guess. They have only an incoherent riddle as a clue. Yet, they are desperate enough to try, considering the backup plan--annihilation.
Din simply hopes he can live long enough to return home and tell the greatest story of his career; his own. To do that, he will have to discover the meaning of their riddle and unravel the mystery of Kara: a woman with a hidden past, a mission, and a knife at his throat.
Let's chant all together now: focus focus focus. Specific is good.