The Books of Ember Author:Jeanne DuPrau The phenomemon began with The City Of Ember, the sotry of a girl, a boy, and their beleagured city, where flickering lights hold an ever present darkness at bay. Line and Doon's struggle to escape captured the imaginations of readers across the coutry and created a groundswell of work-of-mouth enthusiasm. In response, and to the great delight of... more » readers everywhere, Jeanne DuPrau wrote a sequel, The People of Sparks, in which Lina and Doon lead their people to a new- and in some ways, more difficult- world. The prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood, ushers readers back toa time disturbingly like our own, in which a girl copes with uncertainty and the threat of catastrophe- a girl who turns out to be connected to Lina and Doon in surprising ways.
Bound together here for the first time, the first three Books of Ember are speculative fiction at its finest, exploring the best and worst of humanity in situations that fascinate with their uniqueness and frighten with their familiarity. Ultimately, Jeanne DuPrau offers a vision of hope that, while sometimes flickering against the darknesss, shines through, like the bright dawning of a new world.« less