You guys have done a great job guessing! I've had a LOT of response, but we're not there yet.
So... here's your first hint. It's a "tumanhofer" that has this name, and you should go read the previous books to see examples of the length of the names of characters who are "tumanhofers."
Next time I update and give a hint, I will tell you about the prizes!
Keep guessing! And if you haven't read the DragonKeeper Chronicles (Dragon Spell, Dragon Knight, Dragon Quest, Dragon Fire) by Donita K. Paul, go buy them, read them, and you'll be SO glad you did!