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How to Prepare for The Green Ember Book TEN | in 5 Easy Steps

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Hello, friends.

While we’re gearing up for the release of Prince Lander and the Dragon War, here are 5 steps you can take to prepare.

Where Does Prince Lander Fit Chronologically in the Series?

Prince Lander and the Dragon War marks the 10th book in The Green Ember Series overall. It is the third installment in the Tales of Old Natalia Series and takes place before the famed adventures of Heather and Picket.

One: READ Tales of Old Natalia

The first thing you should do to prepare for the new book is to catch up on the two previous tales: The Black Star of Kingston and The Wreck & Rise of Whitson Mariner.

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.

The Wreck & Rise of Whitson Mariner

Old Natalia, soon after Captain Blackstar saved king and cause on the shores of Ayman Lake.

Battered, but determined, Whitson Mariner leads his displaced rabbits into new dangers on a journey to their undiscovered home.

Whitson the king, Lillie the queen, Prince Lander, and loyal Massie Burnson must rise from the wreckage of betrayal to rescue the cause once more.

Treason broods.
Monsters menace.
Battle beckons.
A community rises.

Read these two books but you don’t have to stop there. Here is the recommended reading order. If your library uses Hoopla, you can enjoy all the audiobooks for FREE!


Once you are finished, let us know your thoughts on Goodreads, Amazon, or Audible.

We really appreciate that you take the time to write reviews. It helps SO much!

Three: WATCH

Last year we celebrated the book birthdays with activities like creating a Black Star Patch and #rabbitswithswords cookies! Make your own Black Star Patch with this free printable guide.

Watch the book birthdays:

If you’ve completed all the steps thus far, way to go! You are prepared for the TENTH Green Ember book. Now we wait.

Four: WAIT

In the meantime, check out The Singing Sisters singing their very own melody to the sea song from The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner.


Once you have read & reviewed, watched & waited, it’s time to GET EXCITED! The next time we show up in your inbox, we’ll have a special announcement.

Until then,


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  1. I’m excited to see what adventures Prince Lander and company embark on! Very soon I am going to be rereading The Blackstar of Kingston and The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner.

    A quote for encouragement:
    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

  2. Super excited about Mr. Smith’s new book!!! Prince Lander is one of my favorite characters, and starring in his own book?! Eeek! Can’t wait for another great and inspiring adventure from S.D. Smith. I’ve read the whole series at least four times, and The Blackstar of Kingston and The Wreck and Rise are great and adventurous books!

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