Review: The Warden and the Wolf King (CSFF Tour, Day 2)

At the end of every romance is a wedding, and at the end of every epic fantasy is a war–a war that will remake and reshape worlds and characters we have come to love.

WardenThe Warden and the Wolf King is the story, as the cover says, of “The Final Battle for the Shining Isle.” More than that, it’s the final battle for the world of Aerwiar, for if Gnag the Nameless has his way, the entire world will become as misshapen, lost, and miserable as he is.

It’s a thick book, bringing together as it does many threads of a four-book saga: the fates of Artham Wingfeather, Maraly Weaver, and Sara Cobbler; the haunting songs of the sea dragons and the tormented memories of the cloven; Gnag’s terrible plots and the ravages of the Fangs as they prepare to battle Ban Rona. There are new characters, too, and deeply explored backstory.

But most of all, this book is the story of the Jewels of Anniera–Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli Wingfeather–as they carry forward the tragic history of the Shining Isle and fight to give it a chance for rebirth.

Like the other books in the series, The Warden and the Wolf King combines light-hearted humour and a surprisingly goofy edge with a plot that is in many ways very serious and very sad. At the end of all this is hope–hope born of love, born of truth, and born of the importance of being named. In all of these things, this series finale is much like childhood itself.

I strongly recommend the entire Wingfeather Saga to readers of all ages. If I may put it this way, It’s not too simple for children and not too serious for adults.

CSFF Tour: The Warden and the Wolf King (Day 1)

Welcome back to the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour! I’m excited to be with you for the finish of Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga. This series–ostensibly written for children–is one of the more memorable to come out of Christian fantasy publishing. Charming, scary, funny, and profound–it’s everything children’s lit should be, and I suspect it will endure.


If you need to catch up, I’ve written about the Wingfeather Saga here and here. Andrew is a prolific singer-songwriter as well as a writer, and his work is always marked by depth and imagination, as well as a faith that wrestles with deep questions and emotions. (His album Light for the Lost Boy is one of my all-time favourites.)

I’ll post my review of the fourth and final book, The Warden and the Wolf King, tomorrow. In the meantime, you can visit Andrew Peterson and the Wingfeather Saga here.

And the rest of the tour:

Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

Just a Few More Hours …

Abaddon's Eve Sidebar Size… no, not till Christmas morning. (Does anyone else get the tune to Sugarplum Fairy stuck in their head when they hear that phrase?) It’s just a few more hours until ABADDON’S EVE reverts back its usual price of $4.99. You can get it at .99 until sometime tonight at Amazon or your fave online retailer.

Progress is beautiful on the second book (COMES THE DRAGON), due out in August, so now is a great time to get started on the series!

Read-to-Win Challenge and a 99c Sale …

Sarah Holman over at Homeschool Authors has a great contest she’s running right now, one designed to introduce you to new authors (who were homeschooled) and some great books! Grand prize is a loaded Kindle–very cool, if you ask me.

(I happen to know that three of my own titles are included in the “loaded” part.)

This week Sarah’s featuring me, and more specifically my book ABADDON’S EVE. Which is why … da-da-dum … ABADDON’S EVE is on sale for only 99c this week! If you’ve been wanting to check out this book, now’s a great time. The sequel is due out in August, so if you enjoy it, you’ll have more to keep you busy before you know it.

HA Read to WinCheck out Sarah’s contest and the other great authors she’s featuring as well, or skip straight to my guest post (the first of several this week), talking about the inspiration behind the book and other things that we hope are of interest.