This is a book idea I have had for a while but until yesterday had lost its interest. After looking through it and making quite a few changes I have come up with a proper outline and I'm excited to share. Please let me know what you think but be kind this is a first draft :)
This book is about an organisation of assassins however not in the conventional sense. These assassins work for the government to take down criminals and traitors.
Setting- This is based in a world similar to ours but the people are much more self-centred and greedy. The gap between the poor and the rich is massive, half the city is made up of slums and the other half of mansions. War is a huge part of their lives and the assassins are in the thick of it. The government labels other country's diplomats and royalty traitors.It is the assassin's job to take them down. The assassin's base is situated in the heart of the rich district, an ultra-modern skyscraper.
Main characters (In order of importance)-
Personality- Sunny is 15 years old and has ADHD and severe anxiety. She has a very innocent nature as she is protected from the world as much as possible. Her family believes she is incapable of making her own decision like she can't plan her assassinations and she isn't allowed to go on as many as others. She also has a black cat called Tiga who helps to keep her calm during her missions.
Appearance- Sunny has curly dark ginger hair that reaches just below her shoulder blades. Her eyes are a bright, innocent green and she has soft facial features though she tends to hide them behind her hair. She shakes a lot because of her anxiety and tends to jump at the slightest sound.
Silence (His name is going to change, I'm in process of trying to find something suited)-
Personality- Sil is speech impaired though not physically. He came to the organization guided by government officials still covered in the blood of his family. No one knows what truly happened to him though the other children believe he killed his family. He is the best assassin of their class and many of the other classes. Sunny finds him fascinating and admires him but her anxiety stops her from talking to him.
Appearance- He is 17 years old, slight of build with incredible muscles though he is always covered up, wearing a hood most of the time. He has jet black hair and eyes of the deepest blue.
Personality- He is Sunny's father and the highest ranking general in the organisation. "Saber" is the title he was given when he joined the seven generals. He now leads them and has taken on the name of "Winged Saber" to refer to his higher status. He can be very strict and harsh but never to Sunny.
Appearance- He has dark brown hair, cut close to his head. He always wear's a stern expression and has angular features.
Luna and Sola- they are Sunny sister and brother. They often fight with each as they have conflicting personalities. Luna is calm and thinks through her decisions whereas Sola is loud and impulsive. However, they are very close and can often be found together.
Appearance- Luna has long brown hair, almost black and soft, blue eyes. Sola has blond hair and bright blue eyes.
Plot- This will contain some spoilers, however I haven't completely come up with a full plot. This is just a rough idea and it will probably change quite a lot.
So my idea for this was that the government is corrupt, stealing money from the poor to fund their lifestyles. This has led to a rebellion within the slums and wars against neighboring countries. The assassins aren't killing criminals but the people who rightly rebel against the government. The assassins have no idea, most of them are pretty clueless to the suffering in the slums, until Sunny overhears top ranking government officials boasting about it. Sunny has many friends in the slums and put two and two together. However, no one believes her apart from Sil who has to calm her down after during a panic attack brought about by her father yelling at her.
(One of the reviewers talked about having an extra layer to the plot where corruption isn't just going from the government and the rich but also from the poor. I really liked this concept so I'll make it part of the story when I go back to planning. This helps to make the book less black and white.
That's all I have so far but for me that's pretty good :D Thanks for reading.