Wysard: Part One of The Ryel Saga by Carolyn Kephart
Series: The Ryel Saga.
Approx. 94,970 words.
Published on August 28, 2009.
"Intricately layered and exotic" ~Robin Hobb - Ryel Mirai seeks the lost Art that will release his beloved mentor from the wraithworld of the Void, but a vengeful power likewise imprisoned commands the wysard's deadliest rival to find the spell first. Dangers, joys, and temptations throng the wysard's path in this critically acclaimed epic fantasy, concluded in the second part, LORD BROTHER.