Andrew Peterson returns to the award-winning Wingfeather Saga with his lengthy conclusion, The Warden and the Wolf King. Not unlike The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, this fantasy series is loaded with Christian themes.
In The Warden and the Wolf King, the people of the Green Hollows are preparing to follow Kalmar, Janner, and Leeli Wingfeather — The Wolf King, Throne Warden, and Song Maiden of Anniera, respectively — into a war against Gnag the Nameless. But the Fangs of Dang strike first and the children are separated. While Leeli and Nia (their mother) fight to save the Green Hollows, Kalmar and his brother Janner join forces to venture into the Deeps of Throg. They face sea dragons, Bat Fangs, cloven, trolls, Stranders, and more, as the Wingfeather children – the Jewels of Anniera — face their final battle, and one of them makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Andrew Peterson is an expert storyteller, creating flawed characters the reader can relate to and can cheer for, as well as superb world filled with fantastic creatures. Told in multiple points of view and including numerous plot twists, The Warden and the Wolf King is well worth the wait (the previous book in this series was published in 2011). The first two books were published by Waterbrook, with the second book winning the Christy Award in 2010. The third book and fourth book were published by Peterson’s own efforts (The Rabbit Room). Readers have been waiting for the conclusion to this epic fantasy. Some of the storylines started in the first book are completed in this final book. While epilogue leaves the door open to another adventure, The Warden and the Wolf King ties up the loose ends from the first three books in a very satisfying manner.
Recommended for teen collections in public libraries and school libraries.
Carol R. Gehringer
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.