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The Warden and the Wolf King (The Wingfeather Saga #4)

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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 i ...more
Hardcover, 519 pages
Published July 27th 2014 by Rabbit Room Press (first published July 21st 2014)
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Sarah
In the words of Thorn O'Sally- "It's good. Real good."
Katie
An epic ending to an epic story. So very worth the read. Stories like this are the reason that GK Chesterton is quoted as saying that "fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be conquered."

This is one of the truest books I have ever read, even though it's fantasy. I have never read a more honest portrayal of human emotion, strengths, weaknesses, failures, and thought processes. What a beautiful story of redemption. I
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Josh
Many of my reviews boil down to something like, “This book was real good.” And that isn’t as helpful as it probably could be. So, even though I do think that the last installment of the Wingfeather Saga was excellent, I’d like to go a step further and give you seven reasons why you should read it. Here goes!

7 Reasons to Read The Warden and the Wolf King

Andrew Peterson is a gifted storyteller.

There are writers who are known for creating strong characters. Others have signature plot twists or desc
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Shannon McDermott
The Jewels of Anniera are preparing for war. All the long winter they have been rallying the people of the Green Hollows to go up against Gnag the Nameless, to end his destruction by destroying him.

The Skreeans are preparing for war. All winter Gammon has been leading them in the work, making ready to attack.

And then Gnag beats them to it.

The Warden and the Wolf King is the fourth and final book of the Wingfeather Saga, written by Andrew Peterson. This book, more than any of the others, belongs
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Sally
As usual, Andrew has given us a story to ponder for a while.

When I first started the series (Book 1: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness) I felt a little frustrated wondering whose story he was telling. Was it Janner's Or Tink's? But, as Buechner said, "the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all." Janner and Tink/Kalmar have stories that are so intertwined that it really is the story of both. And it's our story, too -- a story of our internal struggles against the dar
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S.
Tolkien and Lewis can welcome a new member to the ranks of Christian fantasy writers. The eternal echoes of truth that Andrew Peterson is able to bring about through three young children, a retired pirate, a rather tubby librarian, and countless other unlikely heroes will follow in the wake of the Maker's grace. I laugh for joy at the end.
Lydia Davis
This book has such a sad ending. It had my parents CRYING. I have read many good books in my life including nancy drew, Aedyn chronicles, ashtown burials, and redwall. But NONE as good as The Wingfeather Saga.
If you like fantasy and action this is the book for you.
Hannah
*sniff, SNIFF!!!!!* Mememmemmemme....this was soooooo sweet at the end. And...and...I WANT BOOK 5!!!!!!!!!! This CAN'T be the end of the series! There needs to be at least one more book. Or at least a short story. Please, Andrew Peterson, PLEASE!


I distinctly remember hearing about this series some years ago. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness? North! Or Be Eaten? What outlandish titles! I had no interest whastsoever.

Until I read Gillian Bronte Adam's glowing review.

Until I read the first pa
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Margo
A satisfying conclusion to Peterson's epic tale. I thought it could have used just a little tightening editorially, but maybe it was all needed to gather in the threads of the tale. I continued to love the honesty of Kalmar's and Janner's thoughts and the strong character of Leeli, as well as the hints of God's Great Story to be found, if you are looking for them (although not the focus of the books). I would heartily recommend this series to readers of any age.
Jacob Davis
The most fitting and masterful ending imaginable. Laughs, tears, and many emotions in-between. If Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga wasn't secured as my favorite book series before now (though it probably was), The Warden and the Wolf King has sealed the deal.
Amy
A most satisfying conclusion to the engaging and entertaining Wingfeather saga. And by most satisfying I mean- knock you out of your seat because you know in your soul that your children now have in their hands their own Narnia.
Bill
Great ending to an excellent series of books. I knew it would be good, but not this good. Every step to the story makes it deeper and richer in meaning. Please read this and the other books in the series.
Geneva Okimoto
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Hannah
An absolutely beautiful conclusion to the Wingfeather series. A must read!
Sarah Taleweaver
I'm probably the last one of my Wingfeather-fan friends to read this book, and now that I finally have read it, I can't help but wonder: why the black-burnt pumpernickel did I wait so long?

The answer comes immediately: because I didn't want the story to end, didn't want to say goodbye to my favorite characters, didn't want to face the emotions that come with the end of any truly amazing series. And, honestly, those are really silly reasons, because yes, this is the end, yes, I had to say goodby
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Abigail
This is the best series in the world! I may go back on that later in life but it's hard for me to imagine a better storyteller than Andrew Peterson .
Peterson is a terrific storyteller. I love his odd footnotes, and epic drawings and the depth of his story. The footnotes are fun from telling of the pone a strander leader carries, to talking about a book, "Anatomy of an Insult" "By Helba Grounce-Miglatobe a well known psychogian who claimed to have been ridiculed unduly as a child and as such was
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Athelas Hale
I can't even arrange my thoughts on this one.
Valerie Kyriosity
(This is a combined review of The Monster in the Hollows and The Warden and the Wolf King.)

I don't know why I didn't like last two books as much as the first two. Probably my fault rather than the author's. It was, to be sure, a delight to have him reading his own words. No one so much to be trusted for getting the job right. I'd only quibble on the pronunciation of a thing or two, the most oft-repeated being bade. Am I the only one who persists in believing it's a homophone of bad, not of bayed
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Camsshel
It's not often that I rate books with five stars. I keep the ratings for me and five means I will read this again--I don't read many books more than once. This was an amazing finish to the series. I wept and my children that read it did, too. This is a series I would buy to give.
Lara Lleverino
I liked books 1 & 2 but LOVED books 3 & 4! Redemption, love, sacrifice, humility all come to together in a story better than the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe!
Matthew
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Such a fantastic ending to a wonderful story. Read this series. You will not be disappointed.
Aden
This book was the first one to ever keep me up until 3am in the morning reading it, cause me to sob about the ending 5 chapters before the end itself, and then keep me sobbing while laying in bed for the next few hours afterwards. I got little sleep that morning. I might also mention that this was on the first night of vacation last September, too. So, in spite of my depression and deep melancholy for half of my time in Florida, I now look back on it with much fondness!

The highest compliment I c
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Ashley Brown
This was such a great end to the Wingfeather Saga!!
Rob
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Jason Joyner
As Oskar M. Reteep might say, “In the words of Cal’eb the Inquisitive, ‘Here’s where the end starts’.”

After the events of The Monster In The Hollows, Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli along with their mother Nia and grandfather Podo (the ex-pirate with a wooden leg) are ready to lead the Green Hollows in battle against the fearsome Fangs of Dang (both the Green and Gray varieteis).

The plan was sound, except that the Fangs invaded first.

Now Janner’s family has been separated. Leeli does battle as the Son
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Ellen
This book is AMAZING! I love this series so much! It was thrilling to see the plot unfold - how characters in the earlier books you had all but forgotten about suddenly showed up and turned out to be the heroes, and characters you thought you knew all there was to know about had deeper and complex personalities than you had first imagined.
But above all, my favourite character was Janner. I learned a lot from his example and his struggles; he's not perfect, nobody is, but his love for his family,
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Noah
Wow, this was a fitting finale in a thrilling series! I wish I could rate it more than five stars, but alas, no room! This book kept on getting better and better from the first chapter. Like the other three books, there were surprises along the way, and major plot twists. I liked the way that it was divided up into parts, each following different characters in every one. If you haven't read this series now, you need to drop what you're doing and get the first one! ...Okay, maybe not, but hopeful ...more
Katherine Garvin
After I read this series I decided that they might be my new favorite series. It is a shame they aren't well known. Brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, tragic, they get better through the series. From the first I enjoyed the characters, the humorous footnotes, and the adventure. But as the series progresses, and the fight becomes bigger, the stakes as well become higher, and these are not books that you can just take for granted that everything will come out alright, the "good guys" ultimately immu ...more
Amy Kannel
I think the best way I can sum this up is to quote a line from one of the last chapters (no spoilers):

"What [Andrew Peterson] did was magnificent."

An epic finish to a series that goes on my all-time favorites list, one I will return to again and again. Albert Camus once said, "Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth." That's exactly what AP does in this series: he is a brilliant storyteller who uses a grand and thrilling made-up tale to entertain, to inspire, and to reveal deeper trut
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The Wingfeather Saga (4 books)
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