Thank you to Inspired Quill for the ARC to “The Wysman” in exchange for an honest review!
Jarka is an apprentice to the Wysman, an advisor to the king, and his talent runs deep within him. Although he has so many challenges against him, Jarka is loyal to those he cares about and does his best to learn from all of his experiences as they come. When his town is plagued with fear and stolen children Jarka feels responsible in helping solve this mystery, and matters take a serious turn when someone he loves is affected by this monster.
“The Wysman” is a book filled with magic, mystery, and fantasy, so readers of all kinds will be able to find this book enjoyable. 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.
With this in mind, I do want to say that I feel this book has a lot of potential because I did feel compelled to continue with Jarka on his journey, but there were times (especially in the beginning) where I felt like I was given a lot of information to process all at once. I was stepping into a new world, but I also felt as if I should already know some of the places and people within the story. I do look forward to seeing more from Dorothy Winsor as well as Jarka, so keep an eye out for more to come!
You can Pre-Order the book, which releases on June 27, 2020 in one of the links below:
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