Tricia Barr’s New Novel Wynde Available for Purchase

Tricia Barr’s New Novel Wynde Available for Purchase


Friend of the show Tricia Barr has released her new novel, Wynde, for purchase on! Here’s a blurb from

WYNDE is an epic tale that captures the political and visceral dangers of intergalactic war, while relating a young woman’s personal struggle to stay true to her family and fulfill her destiny.

A bold flying maneuver won Vespa’s team the Airspar Championships during her first year at Kedu Academy. Two years later some, like her father, still say her choice was rash and reckless.

Celebrating her graduation, Vespa awakens amid an alien terrorist attack on the Kavil moon. With the entire human fleet pinned in the port by their own damaged warship, annihilation seems certain until Vespa aims her airblade at the doomed vessel. She intends to retrieve WISPER—a pilot assistance artificial intelligence she created—but its safety protocols, designed by Vespa’s father, eject her from the cockpit before she has the chance. While her impulsive decision helps thwart the Orkan assault and saves numerous lives, WISPER’s destruction strains the previously deep bond with her father.

Vespa must bear the consequences of her actions while the government of her home planet, Prime, struggles to comprehend the implications of the strike. Relations with their longtime trade partners are further challenged by the arrival of a military task force from the Protectorate, human colonists who had left Prime centuries ago and who bring a far different perspective on the Orkan’s intentions.

As the prospect of war grows, Vespa enlists into an elite military unit relying on Protectorate expertise to train spaceblade pilots. But she can’t defeat the invaders alone—success will take teamwork. With Vespa uncertain who she can trust and the lives of her family and friends at stake, she must sort allies from enemies and repair her relationship with her father before it is too late. When the Orkans launch an even more vicious attack to seize the Kavil moon, another fateful choice may be inevitable.

WYNDE blends contemporary themes, military science fiction, and romance into a sweeping saga that is sure to please broad audiences who enjoy the fantastical universes of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Star Wars. Its diverse cast, filled with strong female characters, will challenge readers’ expectations and biases, while taking them through a rich, moving, and entertaining experience.

Cory & I were lucky enough to preview the novel, and it is a fantastic blend of mythology, storytelling, adventure, and world building. Check out Wynde, and spread the word!

Thanks to Tricia for the preview!

Purchase Wynde here!

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  1. Melinda
    January 7, 2014 at 15:46 Reply

    I have found Trisha to be so engaging when listening to her on CWK podcasts — which introduced me to her blog! — that I can’t wait to read her novel! 🙂 I’m looking forward to a fun way to while away these frigid winter days. 🙂

  2. Tricia Barr (@fangirlcantina)
    January 8, 2014 at 19:56 Reply

    Melinda, so excited to hear that! Please let me know what you think when you’re done. Also thank you, Dan and Cory for the plug!

    1. Dan Z & Cory Clubb
      January 8, 2014 at 23:01 Reply

      Happy to do so! We take care of our friends!

    2. Melinda
      January 9, 2014 at 18:01 Reply

      You’re very welcome. 🙂 I already have gotten notification from Amazon that my copy is on its way. 🙂

  3. Kathy Griffee
    January 9, 2014 at 02:50 Reply

    Ooh! That sounds good!!! 🙂

  4. jaymo2yp
    February 4, 2014 at 22:03 Reply

    I have added this to my “Must Read List!”

  5. Melinda
    February 6, 2014 at 03:38 Reply

    I’m on page 214 of this mammoth book, and enjoying it! 🙂 Able to read only a few pages per day (sadly, that’s all my schedule will allow), this may take me the better part of the year to finish! 😉
    A big undertaking, but well worth it. 🙂

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