Andrew PetersonWaterBrook Press / 2020 / HardcoverOur Price$9.595 out of 5 stars for The Warden and the Wolf King, #4. View reviews of this product. 8 Reviews
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RachelAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This is a series that our whole family has enjoyed!March 1, 2021RachelAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The epic Wingfeather Saga comes to a conclusion in this fourth book, The Warden and the Wolf King. This is a series that our whole family has enjoyed. It sparks the imagination of children and adults alike, and it inspires hope and courage in the face of difficulty and danger.
The Warden and the Wolf King provides great opportunities to talk with your children about right and wrong, courage, loyalty, doing the right thing, unconditional love, and sacrifice. There are good lessons to be learned throughout the pages of this book, and it is completely exciting and entertaining too! This is a series you do not want to miss!
SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An Incredible Finale to Wingfeather SagaOctober 7, 2020SemmieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5** "He wanted a home. He wanted to live for just one day without any fear of evil, within or without. Rest. That was what he wanted. He was so tired of running, so tired of the constant fear that each day held some new danger or treachery or lie." **
Sometimes, when you finish a book, you must sit in the quietness, digesting what you've read and allowing it to sink into your soul. Such is Andrew Peterson's "The Warden and the Wolf King," the fourth and final installment of his "Wingfeather Saga."
This story picks up immediately after the series' third installment, with a call to war as the Wingfeather family seeks to work with the residents of Green Hollows to defeat the evil Fangs and their leader, Gnag the Nameless. Siblings Janner (Throne Warden), Kalmar (High King) and Leeli (Song Maiden), along with their grandfather Podo, mother Nia, friend and book lover Oskar, and uncle Artham all use their various gifts to defeat the forces of evil.
Told in four parts, "The Warden and the Wolf King" follows several storylines -- the war in the Hollows; a Fang invasion in Skree where Artham and Janner's friend Sara lead a resistance; more war in the Hollows while Janner and Kal attempt to find and defeat Gnag; and a return to the Wingfeathers' ancestral home, the Shining Isle of Anniera.
Once again, Peterson fills his tale with delectably adorable and reprehensible creatures. Readers will continue to fall in love with his characters and their plucky fortitude. He is also incredible at developing a fantastical world with very allegorical meanings.
"The Warden and the Wolf King" is a story that will leave the reader holding it close to his heart for quite some time. It is a story of compassion, loyalty, courage, sacrifice, mercy and a sense of home. It reveals many deep themes, like the importance of protection; good can come from grief, the power of love; finding strength to overcome fear; putting others first; and finding your way out of the darkness.
A huge theme deals with finding strength and "kick(ing) despair in the rump," as Podo tells us. It reminds us to pray to the Maker for strength and if you are in the Maker's keeping, there's always a way out of bad circumstances. As the Florid Sword, an heroic swashbuckling character, tells the people: "Now is the time for courage. We meet the enemy with steady hearts, for dawn has conquered dark since the Maker spoke the world. The night is deep, but light runs deeper."
The "Wingfeather Saga" has been truly sublime and a real delight to read. These are definitely not standalone novels, though, and must be read in order. As always, the illustrations in this re-release are fun and glorious, and the cover is fantastic.
Fans of the fantastical worlds created by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, The Spiderwick Chronicles, or Matt Mikalatos' Sunlit Lands series will love these stories.
WaterBrook re-released Peterson's "Wingfeather Saga" as hardcovers with new cover art and illustrations. The first two novels released in March 2020 and the final two on Oct. 6.
Five stars out of five.
WaterBrook provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
Michaela Bush5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect Ending.October 6, 2020Michaela BushQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Book #4, The Warden and the Wolf King, picks up immediately from book #3, and deals with some of the jaw-dropping plot twists from the previous finale. I seriously wish I could blab about all of those spoilers, but I can't...so if I'm being vague, I apologize. You'll thank me if you read these books. There isn't really a dry spot to be found in this book, and I ended up reading the entire second half in one sitting. The stakes are continually high throughout the entire book, and we also get a little bit of backstory on Gnag the Nameless and exactly why he's so terrible. The Jewels of Anniera must face their worst fears and risk losing everything in order to defeat Gnag and what threatens the whole world as they know it. I had chills so many times over certain lines, certain actions that were taken, and the depth of thought that is obviously present in these books. And as for the finale...well, I'm still reeling a little about it and I'd rather not think about it too much, but I'm satisfied with the ending. And you'll want to stick around for the epilogue for sure. Trust me on this.
(I don't cry very often over books, like honest-to-goodness cry, but these ones...wow.)
Jola5 Stars Out Of 5I'm sad I'm done...October 6, 2020JolaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I just read this book for the second time and quietly cried my way through the last two chapters while working at the library. This is such a good book with a beautiful resolution that leaves me satisfied yet wanting more. I recommend the series in the newly released hardcovers for anyone over 8 or so, but I also suggest it to you, my peers, as a wonderful, hopeful, light yet complex series.
AJTHRONEWARDEN5 Stars Out Of 5LOVELOVELOVELOVEOctober 5, 2020AJTHRONEWARDENQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5LOOOOOOOOOVE IT! I am a throne warden and I love these books!
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