Today is a special day; it marks the one year anniversary since the end began. We’re celebrating with a HUGE GIVEAWAY so read on to find out how to enter!
Ember’s End was officially published on April 14th. Fun fact: due to numerous requests, this book released early as a way to serve those looking for hopeful, inspiring stories during a time that required bravery, courage, and hope.
“Dark as it gets, there’s always a dawn.”Ember’s End
Now more than ever we need stories that inspire us. We need stories that make us brave.
Here’s a little bit about the book that does just that: “Heather and Picket face off for the last time with their tyrannical foes in this final installment of The Green Ember Series. The Mended Wood flickers dimly in the vision of the rabbits of Natalia, as they battle bravely for their survival and a hopeful future beyond.”
As the final installment made it’s way into the homes of readers, the reception was heartwarming. Take a look in this video celebrating the anniversary!
This is what S.D. Smith has to say about Ember’s End:
“I never intended this to be an Easter book, like a bunny book for Easter. I mean, people buy these books for Easter baskets and that’s fine with me, but I wasn’t thinking about it in that way myself.
But the last book is really kind of an Easter book. It was written during Lent and Easter largely.
It released during Easter.
And what’s really fun is that Ember’s End came out during a global pandemic. I won’t soon forget that.
But it all fits. The story is about life breaking through in the face of death. It’s about sacrificial love. It’s about the dawn of a Mending.
So, I didn’t design it that way, and it’s not an allegory or anything like that at all. But it really fits that it came out during Easter season and that we can have this anniversary of Ember’s End happening during Eastertide.”
The eloquent ending has warmed the hearts of many but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what YOU are saying:
And just to make sure EVERYONE gets something cool from the Ember’s End fun, here’s a free Ember’s End coloring sheet, brand new and created by Green Ember Series artist Zach Franzen! It features Jo Shanks, Cole, and Heyna catapulting away from the Terralain camp! You can grab it here.
For Ember’s End’s anniversary we are celebrating how any good rabbit should: with a sweet treat and the game Heather recalled from her childhood that her father invented – Tower Wars.
You Will Need:
- wooden blocks
- a small ball
- an opponent
The play is simple: work on your own or in a team to build opposing towers, focusing on strength as well as beauty. Take turns throwing a small ball back and forth until one of the towers falls. Whichever team’s tower is left standing is the winner.
Congrats! You get bragging rights.
Time to celebrate with a sweet treat. Our choice: pecan cupcakes.
April 14th also happens to be national pecan day so it’s only fitting to add pecan cupcakes to our Ember’s End celebration – because what rabbit doesn’t love nuts?! What a great excuse to whip up your favorite pecan recipe!
We also love to see the art and ideas you create and share. Check out the video to see more of what we’ve already received!
New to The Green Ember? Get started with the first audiobook for FREE.
If you want your very own copy, Ember’s End is available in hardcover and paperback at the S. D. Smith Family Store (where you get the best deal) and is also available on audiobook and eBook (and print) at Amazon and your favorite bookshops.
* SALE ALERT * Right now you can get the entire set in paperback, which retails at $114.55 for $79.97! That’s ALL NINE GREEN EMBER BOOKS for under $80! GRAB IT NOW!
* SALE ALERT II * Right now you can also get most of the eBooks for $0.99 or FREE! Sale ends soon so don’t wait to snag your copy.
Now for a final word from S.D. Smith:
“This was the culmination of a lot of work, many hours of pouring my heart out on the page, right there day after day, in the thick of the adventure with Heather and Picket. I was happy to bring it to an end that satisfied me, and my kids—who were the original audience—and our amazing readers. That was a dream come true. And I’m so thankful.”
It’s time for the GIVEAWAY! In honor of the anniversary, we’re giving away:
- (2) Signed Hardcover copies of Ember’s End
- (2) Ember’s End Audiobooks
- (2) Signed Sets of The Green Ember Series books
- (2) Full Sets of The Green Ember Series Audiobooks
- (2) Picket’s Sword
- (2) Heather’s Necklace
- (2) “T-Shirt of your choice” from the S.D. Smith family store
How to enter: Let us know in the comments (here / Instagram / Facebook) how you are celebrating Ember’s End’s anniversary – are you playing a game, making a fun treat, drawing a picture? (You can get free coloring pages when you Gimme 5!)
7 winners will be chosen at random and 7 winners will be chosen based on the fun ideas you share to celebrate Ember’s End’s birthday for a total of 14 winners! Winners will be chosen and contacted on April 21st.
Rules: Must have a U.S. mailing address. Must be 18 or older. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Void where prohibited.
Thank you for celebrating Ember’s End’s anniversary with us!