“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?” (from Goodreads)
This Green Ember short story is not to be missed! Thanks to a young Ember fan at church, I finally got to read this book. 😉
It’s probably no secret that archers are often my favorite characters. (Also, mailmen and doctors–with or without a capital d. :D) I loved reading about Nate his squad, fitly named the Bracers. Their competition was nice foreshadowing and very intense!
Jo Shanks, a character in this series I related to very much. Not necessarily in all ways, but his awkwardness, regrets, and desire to prove himself felt very real. I can’t tell you much about the end without spoilers, but I couldn’t be more pleased with what happened. 😀
Just a note, there was an intense battle and rabbits wounded by vicious wolves.
Altogether, this was a great addition to a wonderful series! I thought rabbits with swords were cool, but rabbit archers are even better. 😀 I hope Jo shows up in Ember #2 and #3. 😉