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Young Winchal Eldras is a Wayfinder, one of the gifted few of G'il Rim who have the ability to locate anything: a lost ring, the way home, a blue dress in the marketplace, a lost child. "Finding" is a valuable talent in this city that sits dangerously close to the Rift, a mysterious, unexplored chasm. When the Rift claims his little sister in a bizarre accident, though, Wi

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Published May 10th 2010 by Darcy Pattison (first published September 7th 2000)
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Emi
The Wayfinder is a fast-paced high fantasy novel, written in the tradition of journey-based fantasy classics like Lord of the Rings. I was surprised how quickly I was able to accept the world and the type of magic it supports. Though the concept of guiding magic is simple, the world building is so convincing (without pages and pages of boring description) that I wonder why no one has done it before. Win himself was an unusual sort of hero, weighed down by loss and guilt with a perspective that I ...more
Literary
The idea of the story is unique and interesting. I've read a few fantasy novels, but this is the first time that a character has had this special gift (the ability to find anything). In order to find what they're searching for, a Finder receives a Finding by concentrating on the place, person or object they're trying to Find.

The Finders of the village are in high demand while the fogs from the Rift cover the village, which happens mostly at night and quite often. This is how they make their livi
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Lindsay
There are those in G’il Rim who are born with the ability to find things- anything or anyone you might be looking for. Called Wayfinders, they are an important guild that assists the people of the city, especially during the wet season when a dense fog envelops the city and makes it impossible to navigate. Win is a gifted young apprentice Wayfinder, hoping to soon finish his apprenticeship.

Everything appears to be working in his favor until tragedy strikes and Win blames himself. Win determines
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Debbie
Unexplained setting of disorienting "fog" requiring Wayfinders? Wanted almost all characters to be more likeable, though this indicates depth. Early in plot, protagonist bears guilt from sibling's unexpected tragedy, though mother seems to understand loss of "hatchling." Quest seems a bit implausible, as it seems predators would scent prey better. Wolf Tribe leaders need more definition. Adds up to too many flaws in a short read.
Ilse
One of the best books I've ever read. I enjoyed the world, the character development, the plot, everything! I think I would have liked it to have a sequel or be a series, but it is awesome just as it is.
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DARCY PATTISON (www.darcypattison.com) is published in eight languages.

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Her recent titles WISDOM The Midway Albatross (wisdom.darcypattison.com)received a *STARRED REVIEW in Publisher's Weekly and is the winner of the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Publishe
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