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The Diamond of Darkhold (Ember, Bk 4)
The Diamond of Darkhold - Ember, Bk 4
Author: Jeanne Duprau
It's been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375855719
ISBN-10: 0375855718
Publication Date: 9/9/2008
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
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The Diamond of Darkhold is a little like The City of Ember because you have the protagonists, Doon and Lina, racing to solve yet another mystery for the sake of their city. And they are once again trying to read an old document that has been torn apart. Of course, obstacles always stand in their way.

Everyone in the city of Sparks is hungry and overworked. Sparks is a backward place where candles provide the only light at night, where nothing except food is produced, and where there is no electricity or gasoline. To get what they need, they rely on roamers who scavenge items from old houses abandoned hundreds of years ago. In the midst of all of this, Lina and Doon are trying to find a piece of technology left to them by the Builders for when they emerged from Ember. They hope this technology will help Sparks and make their lives a little less hard.

If you enjoyed the earlier Ember books, you will enjoy this one!
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Beautiful conclusion to the series! It as sad saying goodbye to the characters.
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This is the fourth installment of the City of Ember series. I really liked City of Ember, but haven't liked any of the sequel/prequels as much.

Lina, Doon and the Town of Sparks are struggling to survive a harsh winter. Lina and Doon decide to go back to Ember to find leftover food, medicine and a mysterious item the founders thought would be helpful to the emerging people of Ember.

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