The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember (Books of Ember)
Format: library binding
Publish date: 2008-08-26
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
This one tied up the Ember series nicely. (I skipped the 3rd) Lina and Doon find their way back to Ember to loot because times are tough in Sparks - and find some looters! I always enjoy a Katherine Kelgren listen.
Actually quite enjoyed this one. Not only did the characters get to return to the city of Ember, but they got to recover a lot of their stuff, and tie up loose ends. This book answered a lot of questions, and wrapped the series up well enough that I get the impression no more stories will be written...
A satisfying conclusion to this series (essentially a trilogy and and out-of-sequence prequel). As in the first book, Lina and Doon take on a quest for better quality of life based on an uninterpretable document from the Builders. Though they encounter obstacles and belligerents, one can't really sa...
Lina and Doon are struggling through winter when they obtain a book meant for the people of Ember. Only most of the pages have been torn out, and only eight pages remain, mostly graphs. And Sparks is running out of supplies, so Doon and Lina return to Ember to learn and gather what they can. But the...
It was not as ideal an ending as I'd hoped for, but still quite satisfactory. I liked that Duprau held off any romance until Lina and Doon were older (18), but that she was able to include their friendship and affection throughout on such an understated level. Also, I found the Troggs quite amusing ...
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