The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

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"Consistently entertaining, heartfelt, and downright funny - and with quality writing!" — Reader CB 

If the witches don't get him, the werewolves will.

Fired from his job protecting the witches of Washington DC, David is now treading water at Hecate's Court, trying to redeem his reputation and put his life back together.

His father says David has disgraced the family name. His new boss is a tyrant. And his best friend—a wolf shifter—is dragging him onto the front lines of an all-out supernatural war. 

Just when David thinks he’ll never catch a break, he's summoned back to warder status, protecting an infuriating witch who has the strongest powers he's ever seen.

Can one man juggle work, warfare, and warding Jane Madison?

Magical Washington includes The Washington Witches Series, the Washington Vampires Series, the Washington Warders, and the Washington Medical: Vampire Ward Series:

Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

Sorcery and the Single Girl

Magic and the Modern Girl

Capital Magic

Single Witch's Survival Guide

Joy of Witchcraft

"Dreaming of a Witch Christmas"

"Nice Witches Don't Swear"

Fright Court

Law and Murder

“Stake Me Out to the Ball Game”

The Library, the Witch, and the Warder

The Witch Doctor Is In

Fae's Anatomy

The Lady Doctor is a Vamp


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9 reviews
Kristina Anderson
March 30, 2018
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).
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linda quick
March 17, 2018
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.
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Connie Barber
April 9, 2018
I've been a fan of the Jane Madison series since the first book. I'll admit that I was skeptical when I started reading the The Library, The Witch, And The Warder. I wasn't sure if Mindy could give me the same level of joy from David's point of view. I was pleasantly surprised. The pace, the story, the detail, and the consistency with a Girl's Guide to Witchcraft were superb. It's fun getting a glimpse into David's character. If you have read a Girl's Guide to Witchcraft this book adds richness and depth to that story while maintaining Mindy's flair for entertainment. If this was your first visit with David and Jane, I highly recommend checking out the rest of the Jane books. When an author can be consistently entertaining, heartfelt, and downright funny - and do it with quality writing - I develop a loyalty to their books. I can be led anywhere by library. :-) I was provided an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review of the book.
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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 cozy 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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