Hello, everyone! I hope you’re having a great day. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while… but life’s been busy. I was recently asked to do a collaboration post about The Green Ember by Rosie from Fiddling on the Farm, and I’m very excited to do this! She’s an amazing blogger, and she writes such inspired posts. It’s amazing to read her work. I’ve included a little bio from Rosie for those of you who haven’t visited her lovely site, so I’ll insert that here…
Hello! My name is Rosie, and I’m a teenage girl with the blog, Fiddling on the Farm. I’ve been blogging for a little less than a year, and I’ve had so much fun connecting with other bloggers! On my site, I share books (reviews, hauls, etc.), writing, and really whatever I feel like talking about! One of my favorite things about blogging is seeing other bloggers doing the same thing I am. I hope you enjoy checking out my site!
Thanks again for doing this, Rosie! Now… onto the questions!
What is The Green Ember’s synopsis?
Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.
Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend.
Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?
Who wrote the Green Ember series?
S.D. Smith is the Christian author of the bestselling middle-grade fantasy series The Green Ember. These books have reached hundreds of thousands of readers. He lives with his wife and four kids in West Virginia, writing adventure tales in his writing shed. As a child, he loved playing sports (i.e. basketball, baseball, cricket, rugby) and reading books (i.e. Narnia, Boxcar Children, Little Women) There are currently ten books in the Green Ember series.
What’s your favorite Green Ember book?
Rosie: I really enjoyed the third book, Ember Rising, because, well, I can’t tell you! 🙂 You’ll just have to read it for yourself and find out! But personally, I thought this book was very exciting and kind of wraps up a lot of cliff-hangers from the previous two books.
Erin: I personally enjoy the first Green Ember book, originally published in 2014. I really enjoy this story, and I think it’s a very moving fantasy story. While I love all four of the main series, and I do like the spin-offs, the first is the one that I like best. I think it tells an incredible story, and I really like to read that one.
Who’s your favorite Green Ember character?
Rosie: I actually have two, the twins, Coleden and Heyna Blackstar. I really like their characters in all the Green Ember books, because I love how loyal they both are to protect their friends.
Erin: Smalls! Smalls is my absolute favorite Green Ember character. I think that he’s amazingly written, and I wish that I could say more about him, but I don’t want to because of spoilers… but if you’ve read the series, you know why I like him so much.
Have you read the audiobooks of The Green Ember?
Rosie: I am currently listening to the first book in audio, which has been very enjoyable so far. I really like Joel Clarkson’s narration of the book.
Erin: Yes! I read three of the four books on audiobook, and I loved them all. Joel Clarkson’s narration is brilliant, and I loved hearing the stories that I had already enjoyed reading so much. I definitely recommend reading them, and I believe that the first is available for free, if you go to S.D. Smith’s site.
Where did you first hear about The Green Ember?
Rosie: I was recommended it by a family member, so I had it on my book list for quite a while, and I finally decided to try it! 🙂
Erin: My older brother recommended this series, and I was so glad that I got to them, because I still enjoy them years later.
What is your favorite time of year to read the Green Ember books?
Rosie: Anytime! I don’t usually find that books are better when read at certain times of the year (except for a few exceptions!), so as with the Green Ember books, anytime! But if I had to choose a season, I would agree with Erin on autumn! Although, I prefer hot chocolate instead of tea, with a good book of course… 🙂
Erin: This is my autumn series. I love reading these stories when the days get colder. Drinking a hot cup of tea and reading Green Ember… that’s pretty great. Yeah, I like hot chocolate, too, but tea is my go-to.
What series would you most compare the Green Ember to?
Rosie: I haven’t read very many books with animals as the characters instead of humans, but from what I’ve heard, I think the Green Ember books sound similar to the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, in that, the Redwall books have a lot of war between prey and predator.
Erin: I’ve read a few books about rabbits, like Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson and some other books like that, but these books definitely have a Narnian feel to them, which is one of my favorite book series.
Erin: Thank you for reaching out to me about doing this post, Rosie. I’ve really enjoyed talking about these great books, and doing a collaboration post with you. Thanks for doing this with me. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
Rosie: Absolutely! I’m so glad we were able to do this! I really appreciate your willingness to take time from your day to work on this with me! I had a lot of fun! ❤
Everyone, please make sure to check out Rosie’s blog, because it’s so amazing. You should really check it out, which your can do here! I was so happy to do this post, and I had such a good time. Thanks again, Rosie!