Last week on a mission for our producer, Chris, I discovered a whole spate of Wingfeather reviews we haven’t posted (or in most cases even seen) yet—some hearkening back to the Warden and the Wolf King Kickstarter or earlier. It’s always a thrill to read heartfelt words about these books we all love. Here’s one of those old reviews. More are coming. 🙂
Glenn McCarty, contributor at Story Warren and author of The Misandventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson, finds great value in the fantasy worldview of the Inklings, and sees Andrew as walking in that tradition as well:
Fantasy tales, for Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and the other Inklings of 20th-century Oxford, are actually a grand celebration of our own world, providing fresh eyes to see its familiar elements.
In such a manner does Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King, the fourth and final volume in the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, celebrate our world, though it takes place in the fictional world of Aerwiar. …
Peterson’s talent for storytelling is only surpassed by his command at providing a story which celebrates God as Maker, literally “one who makes.” In Aerwiar, every created thing, from fields of wildflowers, to songs accompanied by the whistleharp, even mutated, misshapen creatures, rings with the indwelt power of the Maker.
To read the whole review, click here. Thanks, Glenn, for these thoughtful reflections.
This week, Andrew’s playing in Oxford—the Inklings Oxford!—and there are tickets remaining for those who dare. Visit his music site for more info!
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