The Wind Reader


“An exciting, adventurous, and thoughtful YA fantasy novel.”

His Da always said a man was nothing without his honor. Now, Doniver must do what he can to survive on the streets of Rin, and decide how much to blur the lines between honor and survival.

The Wind Reader is the first title in the Tales of Rinland, a YA fantasy collection following the adventures of Doniver (The Wind Reader), Jarka (The Wysman) and Dilly (The Trickster). The Tales of Rinland are set in the same world but can be read independently.

318 pages (70,000 words)

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“What good are words when no one’s here to stand behind them?”

Stuck in a city far from home, street kid Doniver fakes telling fortunes so he can earn a few coins to feed himself and his friends. Then the divine Powers smile on him when he accidentally delivers a true prediction for the prince.

Concerned about rumors of treason, the prince demands that Doniver use his “magic” to prevent harm from coming to the king, and so Doniver is taken — dragged? — into the castle to be the royal fortune teller.

Now Doniver must decide where the boundaries of honor lie, as he struggles to work convincing magic, fend off whoever is trying to shut him up, and stop an assassin. All he wants is to survive long enough to go home to the Uplands, but it’s starting to look as if that might be too much to ask.


For about a dozen years, Dorothy A. Winsor taught technical writing at Iowa State University and served as the editor of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, but then she decided writing middle-grade and young adult fantasy was more fun.

She lives near Chicago with her husband, who engineers tractors, and has one son, the person who first introduced her to the pleasure of reading fantasy.

You can learn more about Dorothy Winsor by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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Dorothy A. Winsor
Category: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 2018

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-75-2
Pages: 318
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-76-9
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


Interested in reviewing The Wind Reader (or one of our other titles?) Check out our Book Reviewers Page!

Dorothy Winsor’s novel presents an intriguing and well-drawn world, with a very likeable lead. An exciting, adventurous, and thoughtful YA fantasy novel.

Dr. Una McCormack, author of Molten Blood & other novels

By the end I wound up getting a little too absorbed by it, so that I put off reading the last 50 pages until I’d have time to read the rest all at one time. In particular, if you have a kid whom you think would love The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones, but the kid isn’t quite old enough for that one, then The Wind Reader would probably be a good choice.

Rachel Neumeier, author of the Griffin Mage Trilogy

An exciting tale filled with intrigue and danger, but at its heart, The Wind Reader is about love and loyalty, and what a hero must do when faced with difficult choices.

Cindy Pon, author of WANT and Serpentine

The farther I got into The Wind Reader, the more slowly I read — I didn’t want it to end! The Wind Reader is a story you can see, hear, smell, and taste. The characters are individuals with their own outlooks and motives. The main plot and the several subplots each could have more than one ending — and not all of them happy ones. The wind of the title is a subtle but ever-present character in the story.

– Susan O’Shaughnessy, Verified Amazon Reviewer

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