The Warden War, by D.L. Morrese, blends galaxy-style irreverent humor and fantasy with politics, court intrigue and sci-fi mystery. Although the mix, a fantasy sci-fi/humor blend, is occasionally odd, it’s also largely seemless and works well. The characters are fresh and fun, the backstory is revealed at the perfect pace to intrigue readers, and the premise and essential problem–how to prevent a war between two countries–is both entertaining and compelling.
Although (probably) not intended for children, it’s entirely appropriate for younger readers, with no profanity, minimal violence, no sex, and a great happy ending that leaves you with a nice little sigh.
My complaints with the manuscript are minimal–there are occasional copy-editing errors, and there are a few passages when the narrative runs into too much tell and not enough show. Even so, I highly recommend it for anyone that enjoyed the Warden Threat.
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars. Fun and heartwarming fantasy/science fiction for all ages.
(reviewed 10 months after purchase)