Part of my job as a teacher librarian is to read great books, it is definitely one of the perks. I am participating in the review process for my school division and picked up four paperbacks for review. Blogging makes a great living record so I am going to save my thoughts here.
K.V. Johansen adds to the Warlocks of Talverdin series with , Warden of Greyrock. As a fantasy fan, this book has great appeal for me. I have read the previous two books in the series and this one does not disappoint. It is layered and complex, adding to the mythology and geography of the previous parts of the series. It would be a tricky read without the context of the previous two but not impossible. Having read the previous two, the fill-ins for new readers were noticeable but would be necessary and were even helpful given the lag time for me between the first two the this new one. These novels are plot driven, heart stopping adventures. They demand sophisticated reading comprehension skills. The characters are compelling, the plot imaginative and interesting and the themes timeless.
Suitable for a young adult reader
Possible curricular connections – fantasy and other worlds, the nature of conflict and bigotry