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Reviewed by Carol Beth Anderson for Readers' Favorite
Everson’s disabled legs and brilliant mind have always set him apart from his peers. His sister Quinn is fiercely protective of him and has developed amazing fighting instincts due to her willingness to stand up for Everson. In A Warden’s Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek, we follow Everson and Quinn as they go through childhood struggles and grow into young adulthood. When the siblings finish their small-town schooling, they’re both accepted into advanced academies. Everson studies engineering, while Quinn learns to become a warrior. As Everson and Quinn set themselves apart through their impressive skills, they realize some of their fellow students have secrets. With suspicious deaths at both schools, the siblings may regret the attention they’ve garnered through their substantial talents.
A Warden’s Purpose introduces an interesting new magical system utilizing two forms of magic: Chaos and Order. Jeffrey L. Kohanek has created a world with depth; we learn not only about how magic works, but also about the history of Issalia, where people with magic have been persecuted in the past. I appreciated the robust world building. More than that, however, I enjoyed the development of the two main characters, Everson and Quinn. Their sibling relationship is touching, and their individual strengths and weaknesses bode well for the rest of the series. While this book contains action and intrigue, its primary purpose seems to be setting the stage for the rest of the series. I expect subsequent books to grow more epic in scope, building on the world and characters established in A Warden’s Purpose.