Award-winning author and Dove-nominated singer/songwriter, Andrew Peterson, is scheduled to release the fourth and final book in his highly popular Wingfeather Saga series. Published by Rabbit Room Press, The Warden and the Wolf King will release July 22nd and will be available at all retail and online outlets. An advance pre-sale will begin on June 24th at www.wingfeathersaga.com and www.rabbitroom.com.
"There's no way to convey the sense of satisfaction and gratitude I had today when I opened my first box of these books," says Peterson. "The first thing I did when I got home was to line up all four books on a shelf and kind of stand there staring at them for a while. It's a dream come true. I can't say thank you enough to all the people who made it happen."
The Warden and the Wolf King received huge support last fall when Peterson launched a Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of raising $14,000 to help with publishing costs of the book. In one month, faithful fans contributed more than $118,000, making The Warden and the Wolf King the most successful fiction campaign in Kickstarter's history. The excess funding will provide fans with an exclusive hardcover edition, more illustrations, a download of an original song from the books, and more. Peterson was surprised and humbled by the strong backing and called it "one of the most gratifying moments of my life."
The Wingfeather Saga series started almost 10 years ago when Peterson began writing On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, which was published by Waterbrook/Random House in 2008. The second book, North! Or Be Eaten, released in 2009 and won the prestigious 2010 Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction. The third installment, The Monster in the Hollows, released in 2011. The epic tale has become a favorite of families around the world and has been compared to The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
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 lurk in the waters. 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.