The Wysman



“A delightful coming-of-age story”

Elemental powers, intrigue, determination, and compassion are this coming of age YA Fantasy novel’s main ingredients.

The Wysman is the second 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.

300 pages (67,000 words)

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“The Grabber is just a fright tale.”

Former street kid Jarka was born with a crooked foot and uses a crutch, but that no longer matters now that he’s an apprentice Wysman, training to advise the king. When poor kids start to go missing from the city’s streets, though, Jarka suspects that whatever’s causing the disappearances comes from the castle.

Now he needs to watch his step or risk losing the position he fought so hard to win… but when someone close to him becomes the latest victim, Jarka knows he’s running out of time.

His search takes him from diving into ancient history to standing up to those who want to beat or bleed the magic out of him.

Will Jarka succeed in uncovering an evil long-hidden, or will he see friends and family vanish into the darkness? And whose side is the King on, in his determination to bind his nobles to him no matter what black arts they’ve dabbled in? If Jarka fails in his search, his own future won’t be the worst thing lost.

The Wysman follows Jarka after the events in The Wind Reader, but this YA Fantasy can be read independently.

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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: June 2020

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-95-0
Pages: 300
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-96-7
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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

Living in the castle, apprentice to Wyswoman Adrya, may be a big step toward a better future – but it doesn’t mean Jarka has left his past behind. THE WYSMAN is a delightful coming-of-age story about finding out who you are when everything about your life is changing; when you can’t go back but aren’t sure you see a path forward; and when the gifts you’ve counted on most may turn out to be not to be the ones you need to save the people counting on you.

Rachel Neumeier, author of ‘Winter of Ice and Iron’

A gripping Young Adult fantasy story, brimming with danger, magic and intrigue, set in a richly imagined world, with a superb cast of characters.

Mary Simms, BookCraic

One of the things that I found so refreshing is that our main character has a disability that makes him question some of his capabilities at times, but it doesn’t take away from who he is or his goals- this is empowering; we are right there with Jarka as he works on finding his space within a larger world.

Karina, Lovely Reader Blog

The Wysman can bring warmth and sense of belonging to those who believe they don’t belong or that they have nothing special to give to others.

Lingsan, Paws Over Books

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