In true soap opera fashion, the family tree in the Wynter Wild series gets bigger and more complex as the books progress and secrets are revealed.
Following on from this post where I described a few family entanglements revealed in the Wynter Wild books (ones I hadn’t plotted out from the start), in this post I’ll present increasingly spoilerific family trees as a visual aid. To avoid spoilers, you can stop when you get to the latest book you’ve read…
Note: The series starts in January 2013, two months before Wynter’s 15th birthday.
Links take you to the Wynter Wild Wiki, which contains spoilers.
Out of Tune
If you’ve read the first two books, this is how the family tree looks. Wynter is the daughter of Miriam and Malcolm, and has four half-siblings from her mother’s first marriage to Harry. Miriam’s heritage is unknown. Joy is married to Sean, and left him at the ashram.
03 Rhythm and Rhyme
04 Lost Melodies
Yet another sibling/half-sibling is added during book 4…
06 Natural Harmonics
A whole new branch of the family tree is discovered during this book when Miriam’s past comes to light, so if you’ve read it you can get things sorted out in your head by studying this color-coded diagram (for the most part, colors represent sibling groups).
Miriam’s previous identity is revealed, along with her siblings, parents, and uncle, and Wynter’s father gets a second name. Our main characters get four cousins, and Patricia and her cousin Neville, who were “family friends” before, join the tree.
08 Minor Key
Someone gets a death date, and a baby arrives (unknown name or sex):
09 Broken Strings
10 The Beat Goes On
I could put the ultimate all-encompassing family tree here but… you’ll have to read the last book to find out! It includes two rather signficant changes/additions.