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****Wren's War

by Sherwood Smith

Reviewed September 12, 2004.
Firebird Books (Penguin), New York, 2004.  First published in 1995.  210 pages.
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2004, #2, Children's Fantasy

Here’s a third wonderful book about Wren and her four friends, Teressa, Tyron, and Connor.

Wren’s War opens when the evil Andreus attacks the kingdom and kills Teressa’s parents.  Teressa must learn to act as a queen, leading an army.  The rest each have a different mission for bringing about Teressa’s victory.

The friends are getting older, reaching their teens, but I still think this is a book that upper elementary kids will enjoy, all the way up through teenagers.  I may try reading this series to my 5th grade son after we finish the series we’re working on now.  There’s plenty of action, adventure, and cleverness as they struggle against the dark lord Andreus.  I’m thrilled that Sherwood Smith’s website tells us that she’s working on another book in the series.  (See my page Links for Book Lovers for a link to her site.)

Reviews of other books by Sherwood Smith:
Wren to the Rescue
Wren's Quest
Crown Duel
Once a Princess
Twice a Prince
The Trouble with Kings
A Stranger to Command
The Spy Princess
Coronets and Steel
Blood Spirits

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