I’m in the final edits of my first novel, and I’ve recently contracted an artist to create the cover art for the book cover. For the back cover, I’d like to include a brief blurb to hook readers and tell what the story is about. It’s an Arthurian parody that centers around the adventures of Sir Kay and his page, Pig. They are on a quest to secure a mysterious holy item. All the while, they run into strange people, are pursued by a geocacher in search of the same item, and are battling each other. The main theme of the story centers around change.
I would greatly appreciate some advice on improving the blurb. I’m not sure it’s as good as it should be. Maybe it needs more oomph. Maybe it needs more sentence variety. I’m not sure the grammar is perfect, either. Please provide feedback or ideas in the comments at the bottom of the page. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings. I’ve got tough skin, and an awesome blurb can only help me in the long run with book sales and what not. In advance, I’d like to thank you for your thoughts and criticism. What I love the most about the online writing community is how helpful and supportive everyone is. And I am always happy to return the favor.
Here is the blurb:
As a humble gong farmer, young Pig can only dream of the glories of Camelot. When she is promoted to Sir Kay’s page as a joke, she thinks her dreams have come true. But she soon discovers Sir Kay and Camelot are not exactly what she expected. Rather than accept things the way they are, Pig makes it her mission to “fix” her knight, even if against his will. Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed wizard Merlin concocts a plan to raise an army worthy of Camelot, but first he has to get rid of all the knights. So he sends them on a quest for the Holy Gift Box—er—Bread Basket—whatever it is. On their journey, Pig and Kay encounter an insane pond dweller, several greedy salesmen, and one overzealous cache seeker in search of the ultimate cache, all the while fighting against each other and the most infamous villain of all: change. Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, unforgettable characters, and something that starts with s, but it isn’t important, The Quest for the Holy Something or Other is a fresh spin on a well-known legend.
Again, thank you in advance for your thoughts. I appreciate the help.