My book, "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" begins with the Grand Elder and his Grandson, Antain, preparing for the youngest baby in the town to be left in the woods. This tradition usually devastates the family of the child, but leaves them no choice. However, this time the mother of the baby lashes out and refuses to have her baby be taken away. The Elders end up getting Luna (the baby) and sends her mother, to the Tower, where the Sisters live, learn, and keep prisoners. Luna is then left in the woods and is found and taken care of by a witch named Xan.
Luna is the protagonist in this book, she has a birthmark of a crescent moon on her forehead, long black hair, skin as white as snow, and mesmerizing black eyes. She is the main character and the protagonist. She lives with her "Grandma" Xan, Glerk (the swamp monster), and Fyrian (the dragon). As a toddler, Luna was very curious, mischievous, happy, and loving. As she grew older, she was still like that, just more mature when needed. Her age changes throughout the story because she grows up in the story.
The antagonist of this story is (in Protectorate) Sister Ignatia or the Head Sister, also known as Tiger's Heart, the witch, and the Sorrow Eater. One of her names is Tiger's Heart because there is a tale that the witch ate a tiger's heart. Sister Ignatia covers up/seals her emotions deep inside herself. There is like a pearl buried deep inside her, layer and layers of emotion, trapped. Sister Ignatia's main goal is to stay young and keep her magic by feeding on the town's sorrow.
The external conflict is her magic because she was enmagicked, from drinking moonlight, she drank so much that she couldn't keep it inside of her. So, Xan had to cast a spell on her to keep/enclose the magic inside of she until she turns 13. Another external conflict is the volcano erupting, and Luna, with some help, protected everyone.
The rising action of my story is Antain being attacked by Luna's mother (later known as Adara) with the paper bird that lefted scars of the map to where Luna is. Xan, Glerk, and Fyrian are trying to teach Luna about magic, but soon discovers that she goes blank when the word magic is said because of the spell Xan cast. The spell that Xan cast on Luna is to keep her magic sealed in herself until she turns 13. She did it because Luna had to contain her magic so it would be easier for Xan to take care of her.
I would consider the climax of the story to be when Luna is 13 and is in the stone cave and her magic is no longer enclosed inside of her and it's all spilling out. When her magic is spilling out, she remembers Xan trying to teach her about magic, she remembers her mother, and she remembered her doing magic when she was little. She also found a closet like room, fill in it is tons of books. She finds out that she needs to help Xan from this place/from a voice.