The Wysman

The Wysman


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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.

Title:The Wysman
Edition Language:English
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    The Wysman Reviews

  • Lu

    First of all I wanted to thank Inspired Quill for the chance to read this book in exchange of an honest review.TW: abusive behaviour, beating, deathJarka is a former street kid, born with a crooked fo...

  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books

    Thank you to Inspired Quill for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.Earlier this year I read The Wind Reader and enjoyed it. Recently the publis...

  • Ilana Costello (patel)

    This story is a fantastic tale! It includes the struggles of both the poor and the royalty, an interesting form of elemental magic, entrancing characters, and more! I definitely suggest this for those...

  • Anne Goodwin

    With a finely-crafted story, an endearingly flawed central character – and extra points for featuring someone with a disability – and pitch-perfect prose, it’s a lovely novel to escape into for ...

  • Cristina

    Thank you Inspired Quill for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Jarka is a wind reader- he has the ability to use elemental powers to receive feelings, or visions, from the wind by using a spe...

  • Meredith

    I was sent this book for an honest review on behalf of Inspired Quill.As a middle school educator I strive to find books with a-typical characters and furthermore, characters that my students' with al...

  • Kelly

    A huge thank you to Brigid at Inspired Quill for the Advanced Release Copy in exchange for my honest review.I am a very avid reader. Okay, serious addict is probably more accurate. Out of all the book...

  • Kelley Shaffer

    Thank you to Inspired Quill for the Arc in exchange for an honest review.This was a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The hero of our story, Jarka, was extremely likable, even as a poor, handica...

  • MagicReads

    I was sent this book for an honest review on behalf of Inspired Quill. I found this book an enjoyable read. It was a little bit slow at the start but it did pick up. The story covers the struggles of ...

  • Lightening

    This story is wonderful! It’s got fantastic world building, suspense, royalty and magic. The characters are very engaging and you can’t help but root for them. I love seeing disabled characters, I...