The Prophet of Yonwood - Ember, Bk 3 Author:Jeanne Duprau It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction ... more »on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly...
As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman's mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around townher great-grandfather's peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes -- all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war?
In this prequel to the acclaimed The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places.« less
So far this has been my favorite book of the series. As a prequel the entire time you wonder how this all ties in with the series, but by the end you completely understand. I think this is a novel that is appropriate for both adults and children. The tale adds in some morals that everyone can appreciate. It's about hope, friendship, and proof that even small acts of kindness can change the course of history. It's a great read! Looking forward to the final book.
I was disappointed because I thought this book would tell more about the events that led to The City of Ember.Instead it was more a "growing up" book. The ending, however, did make a tie in to the other books.