The stage is set. It’s war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles.
The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?
My Place Beside You
My Blood For Yours
Till The Green … Ember Falls
Praise for Ember Falls
“This book does for The Green Ember what The Empire Strikes Back did for Star Wars.”
Glenn McCarty, author of The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson (coming 2017)
“Strong storytelling and noble themes make this a great family read-aloud.”
J. B. Cheaney, author of I Don’t Know How the Story Ends, Redeemed Reader, World Magazine
“A tremendous book. After my family and I enjoyed The Green Ember so much, I had high hopes for this sequel. It far exceeded my expectations. It’s a great story, well written, and it left me begging for book 3.”
Scott James, author of Mission Accomplished and The Expected One
“I just finished reading an advance copy of Ember Falls by S.D. Smith, and it is magnificent!….If you are looking for your next read-aloud series, you’ve just found it.”
Carolyn Leiloglou, House Full of Bookworms
“It’s a delightful story, and it can be read aloud to a children’s audience (or an adult one, for that matter). It’s action-packed, full of near misses and near hits, acts of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, and riveting scenes of anguish and confrontation.”
Glynn Young, poet and author of Dancing Priest and A Light Shining
“With more action and character development in this installment, both boys and girls will find much to love.”
Emily Whitten, World Magazine
“Just like The Green Ember before it, Ember Falls is a story that nourishes the moral imagination and fills the soul with Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. The Green Ember has been called ‘a new story with an old soul,’ and this newest installment is that as well. It is timeless, but it is also very much a book for our times. In spite of the fact that the main characters are rabbits, Ember Falls is truly a story about what it means to be human.
Jaime Showmaker, Plumfield and Paideia
“My 6 year old son and I read this together and it moved us both to the core. Ember Falls takes all of the beautiful characters and story of The Green Ember and weaves them into a deeper narrative that reflects honor, bravery, and hope in the midst of loss. The beauty in this book is everything I hope my three sons learn to cherish in their hearts as they grow into young men.
We loved The Green Ember, but we were changed by Ember Falls. These books are on our shelf next to Narnia, that alone is a review in itself.
Read this to your children. Please read it with them! Share in the pain and truth and goodness with them….your family culture will be greatly enriched.”
E. Kate Cole, Amazon Reviewer
“Smith, once again, delivered a wonderful story. It is fun, it is fast, it is moving – in short all that an adventure story should be.”
Barnabas Piper, author of Help My Unbelief
“Absolutely fantastic story! Will read over and over and highly recommend it. Read it aloud to my 5 and 7 year olds and had the opportunity to greatly expand their vocabulary, talk about important life issues (such as emotions, consequences for our actions, dealing with hurt, perseverance, and living with courage), and truly dig deep into the plot and characters of a wonderful story. I think that my kids are on the lower age group of those who will enjoy this series. Can’t wait for more stories from this author!”
Emily Nelson, Amazon Reviewer
“The world Smith has created is chock full of key elements that make up a great tale—striking, multifaceted landscapes in an alluring world, a gripping narrative full of heroism and excitement, and of course, brave, adventurous rabbits! S. D. Smith has a distinct gift for old-fashioned storytelling of the finest sort.”
Joel Clarkson, narrator, composer, and author
“I have no doubt this will be the next great children’s series. I haven’t loved any books this much since Harry Potter.”
Stephanie L., Amazon Reviewer
“This book was even better than the first. This series is a must read for all ages! I couldn’t put is down!”
Emily Wassum, Amazon Reviewer
“This sequel does not disappoint. We thought The Green Ember would go down in history as our family’s favorite read-aloud, but Ember Falls has jumped into first place. We are a bookish family (two English-teacher parents and five book-loving kids), and Ember Falls is loved by all of us. Read this book!”
Red, Amazon Reviewer
“I can’t get enough of The Green Ember Series. I am reading them out loud to my kids (7 year old daughter, 6 year old son) and am just as captivated with the books as they are. I recommend these books more than any other kids’ books that are out there.”
Rick Dobrowski, Amazon Reviewer
“Everything was suspended in our home while this was read out loud to my sweet kids. They and I loved it from start to finish!”
Erin E. Sipherd, Amazon Reviewer
“Wow. THANK YOU to this author for writing these books. Our kids can’t wait for bedtime to read the next few chapters every night, and never want us to stop reading. There is something just so special about these books, and I can’t put into words just how readable, relevant, and good they are…This one is more nuanced than the first book, and I would venture to say, even better. It is not predictable, either. The kids pick up on the nuance, the foreboding, and they feel the longing for resolution. The heroes are believable enough for kids and grownups to relate to. We just can’t get enough of these books.”
Katharine H, Amazon Reviewer
“The Green Ember saga has captivated the hearts of my sons. We had read The Green Ember and its prequel aloud as a family and they have listened to the audio recordings of both multiple times since. As you can imagine, we were waiting with baited breath for this next installment in the quest for the Mended Wood. There were shouts of joy and jumping up and down when it arrived in the mail as a kickstarter fulfillment a few weeks ago and all productivity for the rest of the day ceased. We ‘had’ to stop everything and read. Over the top enthusiasm for great books of heroic virtue and valor in the fight against evil in the hearts of my 7 and 5 year old boys, what more could a mom hope for when it comes to the books celebrated in our home? I could not recommend Ember Falls more.”
Alison Anne, Amazon Reviewer
“We love this book. Our family have been fans of S. D. Smith since the release of The Green Ember and enjoyed the short story that followed. This follow up is simply amazing. Smith adds depth to the characters he introduced us to and doesn’t insult his young audience by making everything clean and easy for the forces of good. Doing right comes at a cost and Smith brings this truth with simple, beautiful prose to children and parents alike.
“The development of this series is beautiful and balanced in this book. Scenes in gardens and infirmaries are as poignant and wisdom filled as the battle scenes are vivid and exhilarating. Smith grew the beloved characters from The Green Ember while introducing great new players in this wonderful drama. Simply a great follow up to the original and I couldn’t recommend it more.”
Brandon, Amazon Reviewer
“Do yourself a favor and start with The Green Ember and quickly follow with Ember Falls…it will become and instant classic in your home, as it has in ours! Now we have the hard task of waiting a while to find out what happens to Picket, Heather, Emma, and all our friends in Natalia!”
Joseph P. Sorenson, Amazon Reviewer