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Treason in Eswy: Book Two of The Warlocks of Talverdin Series
Warden of Greyrock
Book Three of
The Warlocks of Talverdin Series
by K.V. Johansen
ISBN: 9781554690053
Published by Orca Book Publishers
$9.95 / 256 pages / April 2009

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Maurey, the half human, half Nightwalker Warden of Greyrock, and Annot, the dauntless Baroness of Oakhold, have settled down in Greyrock Castle, but those who still hate and fear the Nightwalkers threaten to destroy all they’ve worked for. While Maurey hunts for two outlaws who may guard an ancient secret, his liegeman Korby begins to uncover the truth about the cult of the Yehillon. Their enemies are always one step ahead of them though. Captured by the Yehillon and held as a hostage against Maurey, Annot struggles to survive and escape. A terrible choice lies before Maurey. If he abandons his defence of the border to save Annot, all Talverdin may fall as the Yehillon, led by their veiled prince, finally carry out a long-laid plan to wipe the warlocks from the face of the earth.

Reviews of
Warden of Greyrock

Selected for the Ontario Library Association's 2009 Best Bets list of young adult books.

"The action is fast-paced, and continues the tradition of these books in giving us highly developed characters that jump off the page...I highly recommend it for teens or for readers of all ages who enjoy medievalistic worlds, and thought-provoking fantasy."  -Mad Tales blog

  "[Readers] will be totally engaged and fascinated with the complexity of the world that Johansen has created...This is a book that is meant to be read over again, in order to savour the layers of details." -Resource Links

  "An entertaining fantasy adventure, highly recommended." -Midwest Book Review
"Johansen has created a world rich in magic and a variety of races...On one level the story is a wonderful fantasy with magic and battles. On another level the story deals with racial hatred and self doubt. The story works on both levels."- Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"Something of a gem... [the characters] are in for an interesting journey - and the reader along with them." -TeensReadToo.com

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Reviews of
Warden of Greyrock

"...more than a fast paced adventure...Underlying the intrigue, kidnapping and battles, the theme of understanding the emotional damage of prejudice and racial intolerance is evident. Overall, this book was a pleasure to read, and I am hopeful that more stories of this world will appear in print." ****/4 Highly Recommended.
-Janet M. Johnson, CM Magazine

"In this continuation of the rich, complex fantasy epic...The dialogue is sharp, even funny, and the plot is action-packed and fascinating. The themes of racism and co-operation will engage all younger teens."
-Joan Marshall,
McNally Robinson

Starred Review, Eastern New Jersey Regional Library Co-operative