Wren's War [NOOK Book]


When the evil Andreus’s hunger for power leads to war, Wren and her friends are thrust into the middle of the struggle. Teressa is heir to the throne, Tyron her chief magicmaker, and Prince Connor a reluctant warrior. As allies die and others disappear, they must put aside their feelings for one another if they are to defeat the sorcerous Andreus. They know they need magic to...

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When the evil Andreus’s hunger for power leads to war, Wren and her friends are thrust into the middle of the struggle. Teressa is heir to the throne, Tyron her chief magicmaker, and Prince Connor a reluctant warrior. As allies die and others disappear, they must put aside their feelings for one another if they are to defeat the sorcerous Andreus. They know they need magic to save them. Can they turn the bloody tide?


NY Public Library Best Books for Teen Age List, 1995
Finalist for Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, 1995.
Anne Spencer Lindbergh Honor Book, 1996.

When wicked King Andreus declares war on the royal families of Meldrith, Wren and her friends, Princess Teressa, Prince Connor, and chief magic maker Tyron, determine to defeat him.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-In this third book about the indomitable and imaginative apprentice magician and her friends, magic, determination, loyalty, and hard work help them save the kingdom of Meldrith. In Wren to the Rescue (Harcourt, 1990), she began to discover her magical talent and used it to rescue Tess, the Crown Princess of Meldrith, from the wicked sorcerer Andreus. Now Andreus has returned for revenge and conquest. This is really Tess's war, as she finds herself unexpectedly commanding an army and ruling a kingdom after her parents' death at the hands of the invaders. Wren, Tyron (heir to the Court Magician), and Prince Connor (who has links to a magic older than any of them understand) all come to Tess's aid in fighting the enemy as well as the unrest within the kingdom. This is a coming-of-age experience for all four characters. Although the humor of the previous books bubbles up occasionally, these are serious times for Meldrith and its inhabitants. As in the earlier titles, the action and narrative shift among the protagonists as they spread out in different directions and on different missions. The trouble starts immediately and mounts rapidly; fans of the first two novels will follow this story raptly to its satisfying, tantalizing conclusion. The war is won, but personal battles and discoveries loom ahead. There's still a lot to learn about these interesting and emphatic characters. One hopes that another installment will be forthcoming!-Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
Carolyn Phelan
Sequel to "Wren to the Rescue" 1990 and "Wren's Quest" 1993, this novel combines fantasy and adventure in a story laden with intrigue, power, war, and magic. Although Wren's name appears in the title, the story focuses just as much on Teressa, who struggles to understand herself and control her destiny. Princess Teressa, relieved that her state visit to the northern provinces is over, returns home to the castle only to see her parents brutally murdered. As opposing sides seek to gain control of her kingdom, she chooses to act as ruler rather than become a pawn in her enemies' game. Meanwhile, her old friends Wren, Tyron, and Connor use their magic, courage, and insight for the good of the princess and her people. Readers will enjoy the fast-paced plot, but the novel's greatest strength is the subtle portrayal of its characters. As Teressa, Wren, Tyron, and Connor mature, they become more interesting and their relationships more complex. Wren fans will be happy to note that the ending promises more adventures in a series that keeps getting better.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032861270
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 356,507
  • File size: 665 KB

Meet the Author

Sherwood Smith began her publishing career in 1986, writing mostly for young adults and children. To date she’s published over thirty books. The latest was Treason’s Shore, last of the four-book Inda series, with Coronets and Steel scheduled for September 2010. She also writes for young adults, her most popular book being Crown Duel, from Firebirds—the e-book edition of its prequel, Stranger to Command, will be her first offering through Book View Cafe. She’s also written short fiction, and collaborated with several authors, including the Grand Master Andre Norton. One of her books was an Anne Lindbergh Honor Book; she’s twice been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and once a Nebula finalist. Some of her stories have been reprinted in “best of” anthologies, and her work has been translated into numerous languages.Sherwood Smith was a teacher for twenty years, working with children from second grade to high school. She specialized in literature, history, and drama. She still does writing workshops at schools, and freelances for Publishers Weekly.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    this is a really great book

    I enjoyed this book a lot. it has a great plot and interesting charecters. This is a book I think everyone should read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Smith does it again...

    In this thrid installment, Smith uses the basis of great literature to keep the reader on the edge of their seat the whole way through. The action spans from cover to cover and leaves the reader wanting more. If you are a fan of Smith, or are just looking for a well-written fantasy novel this is deffinatly the book for you!

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