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The Black Star of Kingston Audiobook

The Black Star of Kingston

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 S. D. Smith (P)2015 Story Warren Books

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    BookWorm 02-28-16
    BookWorm 02-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "An Enchanting Tale"
    What did you love best about The Black Star of Kingston?

    How absolutely enchanting it was, this book is wonderful for children and adults alike. It has true heroes who face great odds and have to make tough choices. These characters are easy to relate to and you will get lost in the story.


    What about Eric Fritzius’s performance did you like?

    He was wonderful in giving each character their own life and style. It was easy to get carried away with the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh out loud a few times :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great family story or a personal read. All ages will love it and it will give you something to talk about, think about and play for a long time to come. You will not look at a rabbit the same way again, you will smile.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "We liked to back story to Green Ember!"

    This series has captivated our family from my wife and I to our 17 year old son. Our fourth grader says, "Please write more!" You are a true storyteller S.D. Smith. Thank you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin D. Swartzentruber 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't wait for the sequel!"

    We have listened to The Green Ember and were sucked right in to the story. This prequel was very intriguing to learn the 'back story' and now we look forward to the sequel. S.D. Smith, write on!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Scheck 12-26-15 Listener Since 2002
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    "Shorter prequel"

    Shorter prequel. Does not require reading the Green Ember first. Looking forward to next in series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Aquino Virginia, USA 06-22-17
    Aquino Virginia, USA 06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent story"

    Our whole family is enjoying the series, (ages 7-15 and the parents) as we listen in the car wherever we go. We loved The Green Ember and this Prequel.
    The children were hoping that Joel, the narrator of the first book would return for this one, so they were slightly disappointed with the change, but the Mommy thought that this narrator did a good job, too.
    If some listeners found the beginning slow, I would encourage them to push past to the action! I didn't find any of it to drag, since it begins with a main character's foreboding, and action quickly follows.
    It's fun to hear the stories that Heather and Picket from the Green Ember grew up hearing from their parents.
    The story was an excellent exhortation to selfless loyalty and bravery in the face of fear and death.
    I look forward to Ember Falls, as do the children, especially knowing that the narrator from The Green Ember returns. I hope that S. D. Smith continues to write great stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shaggy Momma 05-14-17
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    "Setting the stage"

    I feel like this book sets the stage for further adventure. After listening to The Green Ember and Ember Falls, this book seemed to take a long time to get going. It's worth the listen for sure to learn some of the history mentioned in The Green Ember series. Eric Fritzius does well with the narration. We are looking forward to more from S.D. Smith!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorah 04-13-17
    Dorah 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great for kids, by the way this is a kid!"

    This book is great! If u like the green ember series, this is the book for u!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenifer Humphries 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVE it!"

    This book gives some history to The Green Ember and adds even more meaning to all the things I love about this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Spectacular"

    The Black Star was great. The only thing I would add is that you might want to make another one like it to prove that there are more books. Also, it kept on changing perspectives I would at least have it two chapters not one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Grant 02-07-17
    Grant 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A wonderful story of courage in the face of danger."

    A sweet and inspirational story of those who know their duty and battle against unbearable odds and become the heroes of tomorrow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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