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The G reen Ember Archer series[1] is a spin-off series of The Green Ember series, authored by S. D. Smith and illustrated by Zach Franzen. They are published by Story Warren, LLC.

The series falls under the banner of A Green Ember Story.


The series follows the adventures of Jo Shanks, a character introduced in The Green Ember who became more prominent during Ember Falls. The first installment, The Last Archer, takes place during the events of The Green Ember. Its initial sequel, The First Fowler, picks up in an interval between the early chapters of Ember Falls. The Archer's Cup takes place during Ember Rising, following Jo and several companions as they visit Blackstone Citadel.

S.D. Smith has stated that he considers Ember's End as a conclusion to Green Ember Archer as well as The Green Ember. This is demonstrated by the presence of Green Ember Archer characters in that book, as well as Jo Shanks being one of the point of view characters.[2]


The Last Archer: Green Ember Archer Book 1:

"A Green Ember story set during Heather and Picket's arrival at Cloud Mountain, The Last Archer follows the journey of Jo Shanks. Jo is a gifted archer with a burden on his back and a fire within. Eager to see the Longtreaders receive justice, he travels from his Halfwind Citadel home to a Cloud Mountain poised on the brink of war. What he finds there will confront his convictions and test his resolve as the war begins and King Jupiter's heir is revealed. A kingdom in the balance. An arrow aimed at the heart of darkness. Who will take the shot?"[3]

The First Fowler: Green Ember Archer Book 2:

"A Green Ember story set after the attack on Cloud Mountain and the battle at Jupiter’s Crossing.

In this sequel to The Last Archer, Jo Shanks is back in action against the Preylord tyrants. Alongside Helmer and Emma, this riveting adventure sees Jo on a perilous journey where survival and the cause itself are at stake.

Faced with a calamitous quandary, the loyal band of rabbits must break out of a fatal trap and survive to breath life into the fledgling resistance.

An heir in peril. An archer hunted from the skies.

Who will hunt the hunter?"[4]

The Archer's Cup: Green Ember Archer Book 3:

"A Green Ember Archer story set in the midst of the buildup to the last battles for Natalia.

In this sequel to The Last Archer and The First Fowler, Jo Shanks is charged with aiding Emma on her mission to unite the secret citadels in their fight against the Preylord slavers. Alongside Cole and Heyna Blackstar, Jo and Emma must enter into the heart of a community in confusion.

Something is wrong at Blackstone Citadel. Can Jo and his friends solve the mystery and enlist Blackstone’s aid in time to rendezvous with their allies fighting for the Mended Wood?

A citadel on the edge. An insidious mystery to unravel.

Who will target the terror?"[5]


Jo Shanks

  1. The Last Archer
  2. The First Fowler
  3. The Archer's Cup