It is with great pleasure and also pain that I introduce this month’s CSFF Blog Tour book: THE WARDEN AND THE WOLF KING by that renaissance man, Andrew Peterson.
Pleasure because Andrew’s writing, as well as music, is just so, so, so awesome.
Pain because, sadly, I haven’t had the time to finish the novel! This is one of the rarest of rare times when I don’t have a novel read for a blog tour.
But alas, my son and daughter-in-law had a wonderful, beautiful, God-honoring wedding three weeks ago, and my energy is only now recovering…
So here’s a little promo for the book, starting with the back cover copy:
The Warden and the Wolf King
All winter long, people in the Green Hollows have prepared for a final battle with Gnag the Nameless and the Fangs of Dang. Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli—Throne Warden, Wolf King, and Song Maiden of Anniera—are ready and willing to fight alongside the Hollowsfolk, but when the Fangs make the first move and invade Ban Rona, the children are separated. Janner is alone and lost in the hills; Leeli is fighting the Fangs from the rooftops of the city; and Kalmar, who carries a terrible secret, is on a course for the Deeps of Throg. Meanwhile in Skree, Sara Cobbler and Maraly Weaver care for the broken Artham Wingfeather as Fangs muster for battle across the Mighty River Blapp.
Sea dragons lurks in the waters. Wicked Stranders crawl through the burrows. Ridgerunners and trolls prowl the land. Cloven haunt the forest. Monsters and Fangs and villains lie between the children and their only hope of victory—in the epic conclusion of The Wingfeather Saga.
My Opinion Of This Series:
Even though I haven’t finished this book, my true and honest opinion of Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga is that it will be looked back upon as classic literature of our era.
Andrew has really created something special here, and if my prediction is wrong, it will only be because of the glut of books being published in our era.
And also, I must correct something I said in my review of his third novel (The Monster In The Hollows): I called Andrew a songwriter. What I should have said is that Andrew is an Album writer.
While he does write songs, he does them as a group with the purpose of crafting an entire album with chris-crossing themes. Anyway, I learned this distinction from an interview of his, and thought I’d share it.
What does that have to do with his books? Everything. You see, Andrew approaches his writing the same way … with intricately interwoven themes and powerful conclusions to each of his albums.
And it is with that understanding that I can wholeheartedly recommend THE WARDEN AND THE WOLF KING, the conclusion of the Wingfeather Saga. Andrew has saved the best for last, and you can count on that.
As well, for those who haven’t listened to it, there is an excellent interview (both written and audio) with Andrew over at World Magazine. Check it out by clicking here. (Note that a subscription is probably required.)
You can expect a full review when I have the book finished. Until then, make sure you go and purchase Andrew’s awesome novels!