The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

by Mindy Klasky

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A cozy paranormal novel by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.Former warder David Montrose has a problem. Or two. Or three.

He's been fired from his job protecting the witches of Washington DC. Now, he's stuck working a dead-end job at Hecate's Court while he tries to redeem his reputation and put his life back together.

Which would be a decent plan if things weren't so...complicated. His new boss is a tyrant. His father says he's disgraced the family name. And instead of sympathizing, his best friend is trying to drag him onto the front lines of an all-out supernatural war.

Just as David gets a glimpse of the elusive work-life-magic balance, he's summoned back to warder status. His unexpected new charge is a captivating witch who possesses the strongest powers he's ever seen. David already has enough on his plate. How can he possibly juggle work, warfare, and warding Jane Madison?

He'd better figure things out soon. Jane's safety--and all of magical Washington--depends on him!

Other Magical Washington books include:

The Washington Witches Series

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
Sorcery and the Single Girl
Magic and the Modern Girl
Capitol Magic
Single Witch's Survival Guide
Joy of Witchcraft
"Dreaming of a Witch Christmas"
"Nice Witches Don't Swear"

The Washington Vampires Series

Fright Court
Capitol Magic
Law and Murder
"Stake Me Out to the Ball Game"

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Deanna Chase
Angie Fox
Tonya Kappes
Kristen Painter
Robyn Peterman


Product Details

BN ID: 2940158695964
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Washington Warders (Magical Washington) , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 211,777
File size: 741 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including light paranormal, hot contemporary romance, and traditional fantasy. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.

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The Library, The Witch, and the Warder 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
An interesting story. You come across all kinds of different creatures as well as witches and warders. I really felt sorry for David. He got a raw deal from so many people and I was so hoping that he would get even with his nasty boss. David cares for so many people and not one of them appreciate him. He has a lot on his plate and he needs to get his life together fast because he has a new witch to ward. She is going to be a challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun turn of events from David's perspective. Not a repeat of the first book at all. New storylines that entertwined with the original.
Nynrose More than 1 year ago
I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) as part of a contest. I absolutely loved this story. It is a classic Mindy Klaksy tale told in the Washington Witches setting, only this time it focuses on David Montrose, Jane Madison's warder. You get the story of how he met Jane, and glimpses into A Girl's Guide to Witchcraft, but this is a very David centric story. Instead of focusing on Jane, you see David helping out his best bud, Connor, a lupine shifter, with his troubles with a gang of Fire Salamanders. You also get to meet David's boss, Pitt, who attempts to make David's life miserable. There's mystery, charm, and action, and is a classic Klaksy tale. Overall I'm very pleased with how the book turned out, and I can't wait to read the next chapter in this series!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
The Library, the Witch and the Warder by Mindy Klasky is the beginning of the Washington Warders series. David Montrose is a warder who has been sidelined courtesy of Haylee James, a witch who did not appreciate David’s by-the-book approach (he likes to follow the rules). For the past three years, he has been working under Norville Pitt as a file clerk. Unfortunately, David made the mistake of pointing out an error his boss made in the hearing of some court officials which resulted in an audit of Pitt’s paperwork. Pitt is a vindictive man who delights in torturing David with unnecessary work and excessive criticism (a petty, nasty little man). A friend reminds David that he needs to be bonded to a witch before Samhain or will be stuck working for the court (Norville Pitt) for another year. Late one night he gets a summons from an artifact that he had catalogued. He arrives to find that Jane Madison has opened the Medieval Compendium and awakened a familiar (on a full-moon night). David finds her entrancing, powerful and unaware of how to work magic. Could Jane be the witch for David? Would he be the right warder for Jane? David is about to fall into bed when his best friend and shifter, Connor Hold calls with an emergency. An important artifact belong to the Washington Pack has been stolen, and Connor needs David’s assistance in retrieving it. David needs to tread carefully, or he could find himself in the middle of a war. David is in for a busy time with his duties as a clerk for Hecate’s Court, helping Connor, keeping an eye on Jane and, mostly importantly, keeping Norville Pitt away from Jane. Will David be found worthy on Samhain by Goddess Hecate to be Jane’s warder? Come along for a magical journey in The Library, the Witch and the Warder. The Library, the Witch and the Warder is David’s story (takes us back to when David met Jane). We get to see his side of events as well as meet his friends, family and enemies (versus Jane Madison’s story in Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft). I found the story to be well-written with entertaining characters (Aidan O’Rourke, Connor Hold, Neko, Linda Hudson). The pace varied throughout at the book. I found it a little slow during the first half of the book, and I was happy to see it pick up later in the story. I did miss the humor that is normally present in Mindy Klasky’s books. We get glimpses of it periodically (mostly in the scenes with Jane and Neko), but I think the book needed a little more (I am probably shocking some of you with this statement). It was interesting to find out more about David Montrose and see how his attitude/behavior changed. I cannot believe everything he had going on at the time he met Jane. You do not have to read the Jane Madison Series, before indulging in The Library, the Witch and the Warder. However, the Jane Madison Series will have you entranced from the first page to the last with many laugh-out-loud moments. My rating for The Library, the Witch and the Warder is 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first read about Jane, I always wondered how David fit and how the "warder" magic tied in. Very nicely done, can't wait to read more.
Chris_N159 More than 1 year ago
I. Loved.This.Book!!! From the first chapter to the last page, I couldn’t put it down! This is the fabulous first entry of a new series set in the Magical Washington world. It follows David, Jane’s Warder from the Jane Madison books, in all things David when he’s not helping Jane. A fan-freaking-tastic book! I can’t wait for the second instalment!
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I've enjoyed all the prior books that followed Jane's story from when she first discovered witchcraft and was excited to read David's story. This novel picks up with David prior to when he met Jane and became her warder. While it was always apparent there was more to David than what the prior books shared, I never could have predicted the magical struggles he experienced in this book. If you are a fan of the genre, you will love this book. If you haven't read the prior books, you can easily start with this novel. Once you've fallen in love with the characters, you can then read the story from Jane's point of view. Either way, this is a must read. The author is on my must read authors' list.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Although he had originally graduated first in his class from warders' academy, David Montrose's life has definitely taken a downward turn...restricted to file clerk duties after his witch unceremoniously released him from his bond as her warder, and assigned to the despicable Norris Pitt, who looks for any opportunity to make life miserable. But a call from one of his previously catalogued artifacts brings him to Jane Madison and the missing Osgood Collection. Can he again get back into Hecate's favor, by becoming warder to this new and untrained witch? For those readers familiar with Jane, this story goes back to where David and Jane first met, but from the viewpoint of David. What a delightful way to further flesh out David's character and bring an adorable alternate universe feel to the Jane Madison series by adding new adventures for David. I have already downloaded the original "Girl's Guide to Witchcraft" to again read the background story from Jane's viewpoint. I can't wait to read more stories in this new Washington Warders series. Such fun! Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an advance reading copy of this book.