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A century before Heather and Picket's adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival.

Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.

Old wars haunt. New enemies threaten. An oath is born.

A hero rises.

S. D. Smith

S. D. Smith

1977 -
S. D. Smith (Sam) lives with his wife, Gina and their four kids in Grandview, West Virginia, because it would be weird to live with someone else&rsquo... See more
Zach  Franzen

Zach Franzen

Zach Franzen lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife, Alissa, and their daughter. He is a full-time illustrator and a part-time illustrator... See more

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Plumfield and Paideia

Black Star of Kingston
Reviewed by Sara Masarik
This is, without a doubt, the kind of book which will support the good we are trying to do in our homes. It is the kind of story which lives in the imagination and continues to whisper truth to the readers long after the book has been returned to the shelf.

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