The Green Ember
Hark again, heroes of the Lorehaven Guild! Starting on Monday, April 4, we begin our fourth Book Quest exclusively at the Lorehaven Guild.
This time we’ll join the rabbit resistance of S. D. Smith’s popular fantasy The Green Ember, confronting darkness and fighting for hope, “till the Green Ember rises or the end of the world.”
We invite families, older children, and anyone wise enough to find deep meaning in “simple” stories about talking animals, to join this new Book Quest.
About The Green Ember author S. D. Smith
S. D. Smith is the author of The Green Ember Series, a bestselling middle-grade adventure saga. The Green Ember has reached hundreds of thousands of readers and spent time as the number one bestselling audiobook in the world on Audible. Smith’s stories are captivating readers across the globe who are hungry for “new stories with an old soul.” Enthusiastic families can’t get enough of these tales. When he’s not writing adventurous tales of #RabbitsWithSwords in his writing shed, dubbed The Forge, Smith loves to speak to audiences about storytelling, imagination, and seeing yourself as a character in the Story. S. D. Smith lives in West Virginia with his wife and four kids.
- SDSmith.com, with FAQs about The Green Ember series
- S. D. Smith: Author of The Green Ember on Facebook
- S. D. Smith on Instagram
Listen to Fantastical Truth episode 97: What If Rabbits With Swords Fought For Hope in a Mended Wood? | The Green Ember with S. D. Smith
Lorehaven reviews The Green Ember
In a cozy hollow tree live Heather and Picket, two rabbits who know adventure mainly from their parents’ stories of olden times. Then evil invades their sheltered lives. Wicked wolves tear through the forest, chasing the siblings away from home and into the woodland resistance as heralds of a promised “mended wood.” S. D. Smith’s The Green Ember, book 1 of the Green Ember series, presents a surprisingly earnest epic about small creatures drawn into big spiritual ideas. With deceptively simple style and confident voice, Smith’s tale honors incarnate virtue among dashing plot turns, complex animal politics, and genuinely frightening foes.
Best for: Middle-grade readers and any fans of Redwall’s or Narnia’s talking beasts.
Discern: Dark enemies chase and threaten children, non-detailed scenes show heroes’ and villains’ injuries and deaths, children are traumatized by loss and possible deaths of parents, boy struggles with resulting anger and bitterness, two siblings must confront false accusations along with their family’s actual dark past.
Book Quest guidance
- Quest title: S. D. Smith’s The Green Ember
- Skill level: Readers age 10 and older
- Genre: Fantasy
- Quest Guide: Elijah David
- April 4–10: chapters 1–11
- April 11–17: chapters 12–22
- April 18–24: chapters 23–33
- April 25–30: chapters 34–44
About the Lorehaven Guild
The Lorehaven Guild serves a community of heroes who gather to celebrate Christian-made fantastical fiction with delight and discernment. These stories include (but are not limited to) fantasy, science fiction, and beyond.
Heroes of the Guild will explore their favorite creative works in these genres. We will focus on Christian-made stories, yet occasionally include general market books.
Guild heroes can join monthly Main Quest parties that travel into the fantastical worlds of new books. We will explore these stories’ beauty, goodness, and truth (and opposites!), applying their meanings to the real world of our ultimate Author.
Heroes can also join occasional Side Quest parties that travel into other books, such as older Christian-made stories or general market novels.
How to join the Lorehaven Guild
Subscribe free to Lorehaven! We’ll send you the exclusive invitation link.
Then, use the Discord app or your browser to enter the Lorehaven Guild. Once inside the Guild, you can browse the Lorehaven Sacred Scrolls faith statement (this one only applies to Lorehaven staff creators). Then you’ll sign off on the Code of Honor (this one applies to all Guild members).
Once you finish, enter the Great Hall and pass into the Guild itself.
What say you?