A Review of The Black Star of Kingston

Hello Readers!

Today I am going to be doing my very first book review on this site! Give me some leeway as this is my first time doing it, but I hope that it is informative without spoiling the book. Let me know what you think!





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.




          First off, let me just say that I adored this book. It was amazing, simply amazing. I had the great pleasure of reading The Green Ember, of which this is the prequel of. The writing style in this book is the same tone as The Green Ember but it has improved a ton since the first, and you can tell that he has been growing in his writing style a ton.

        The world he first made in the first book is greatly expanded on in the prequel, he gives you more of a picture of what this world looks like, of what it’s culture is, the history behind it all. I thought I wouldn’t like the prequel as much because I would miss the characters in The Green Ember. But I didn’t.

          Things that you were introduced to in The Green Ember were explained, and you got to watch the history of them unfold, and the world that seemed so bright before, was now brighter and more magnificent. The tale you loved in the beginning, you got to read the beginning of the beginning, where it got it’s roots. Where things came from. Why things were the way they were in The Green Ember.

      I fell in love with the new characters, the new king, the backstory and it was just rich. I loved the story for what it was, with or without the book that follows it. There was a perfect balance between world-building and character-interaction and conflict. The personalities were diverse and they clashed and co-existed and it was beautiful. The illustrations were well done, but I would have loved it just the same without them. The words painted pictures all by themselves, wonderful images that both made you want to laugh and cry.

       You hang on every word in this book, and by the end, you’re sad the journey ended, but you look back at it like “That was amazing. That was fun. I can’t wait to ride this roller coaster again.” And we all hope that there will be more of #RabbitswithSwords!

My parting words, dear readers, are these:

My place beside you.
My blood for yours.
Till the Green Ember rises.
Or the end of the World.

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One thought on “A Review of The Black Star of Kingston

  1. My place beside you,
    My blood for yours,
    Till the Green Ember rises,
    Or the end of the world.

    Thank you for that wonderful review of that wonderful book. Those four lines of words are very very meaningful, and I say, Rubix:

    My place beside you, Rubix,
    My blood for yours,
    Till the Green Ember rises,
    Or the end of the world.

    Thank you.

    Like

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