I entered the Literature Works, First Page competition as well. I had intended to post the synopsis here but due to a technical fail I missed out on your feedback 🙂
Anyway, I have posted it here for you guys. It was rather hard condensing the story arc into 150 words and the result is very clipped, but it is the whole story in a nutshell…
“The Impossible City is set in 1914; the story opens with a comet striking the North Sea. The ensuing tsunami devastates East Anglia. One survivor is teenager Sal Morrow, sent to London before the disaster.
In London a murder and a chance meeting with a stranger called Max leaves Sal no choice than to escape with him to Devon. There he meets a group of adventurers who have traced the comet’s origin to the Himalaya.
In the Himalaya they discover a hidden valley containing an ancient city. Discovering a plot to provoke a war in Europe they must battle an enemy who covets ultimate power. But there is more at stake, the future of civilisation as the Gods of myth seek to reclaim and enslave humanity.
In the ensuing struggle Sal loses many new friends but manages to defeat the enemy. He returns, changed forever and inherits a new destiny.”