Book Review of
The Black Star of Kingston
A century before Heather and Picket’s adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival.
My place beside you
My blood for yours
Till the Green Ember rises
Or the end of the world.
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.
This book was good, but a bit different then S. D. Smith’s other books, Ember Falls and The Green Ember. He does include the same types of animals who are in a struggle against each other. I felt that there was less fighting which I missed because that adds to the excitement. On the other hand, there is more patriotism and insight into how the famous pledge from the Green Ember came about. It was good, but not my favorite in the series.