In the rigid class hierarchy of Veyle, an Untalent sits at the bottom: discarded, unclean, a stain on a family's honour.
As an Untalent, 17-year-old Saroya is barred from Veyle’s Guilds; the most she can look forward to is bigotry and servitude, or a harsh life in the mines. Saroya will do anything to escape the shame of Untalent and be worthy of the father who cast her aside.
Untalented is a 61,000 word young adult fantasy, set in the medieval kingdom of Veyle. Abandoned as an infant, Saroya sets out to find the father she’s never known. When a deathbed confession reveals Saroya’s true identity to Loric, the Queen’s brother-in-law, he schemes to use Saroya to further his own ambitions for the throne. But Saroya’s own discovery of her veiled pedigree threatens to destroy her last shreds of self-confidence and ruin the father she longs to meet. The fate of a kingdom hangs on whether Saroya can find the strength to be
true to herself.
Moving from sleepy valleys to the bustling canal-city capital, set against a backdrop of class intolerance and family intrigue, Untalented follows Saroya’s struggles against prejudice and family betrayal, until she must confront a choice and destiny she could not have foreseen.
The fate of a kingdom rests on an adolescent developing self-confidence? We ARE doomed.
You're going to need a fire breathing poodle or a hairdresser using a machete to cut hair or something other than the usual lost princess routine here.
Feel free to invent wild ass things; that's why they don't shelve this stuff in non-fiction.