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. A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for. : The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember (Audible Audio Edition): Jeanne Duprau, Katherine Kellgren, Listening Library: Books.

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But Ember itself is as fascinating as ever — there’s just something about an underground city, even in the dark, that haunts the imagination. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Before returning to the Earth’s surface, Lina collects the drawings of her “dream city” that she sketched at her former diamonnd in Ember, then goes to City Hall and stands on top of the building as she did in the first book to say “Goodbye, Ember — forever.

A place they fear will have long lost sunken into darkness.

This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard. I was kinda bored through most of this novel – especially when Doon was stuck in Ember with the people who took it over. For series fans it’s a treat, in more ways than one, and ends in a thoroughly satisfying and hopeful way. My only thought is that DuPrau thinks that children are stupid and books must be dumbed down for them. Not to mention that it was a violation of all the literary rules to darkgold such a new idea in the final paragraph of the series with no room at all to explore or develop it.

Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow obtain the book via barter but soon learn it contains only eight pages, as the trader used the rest to light campfires. When they got in, there were people ov, and they got hold of Doon. Aug 06, Sonny rated it it was amazing Shelves: For these reasons I would have to the book 3.


Parents need to know that there is a brief but graphic description of the butchering of a dead diamohd for meat. If you have read beyond the first book – well, The Diamond of Darkhold is about as disappointing as the others.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: I will certainly continue recommending the Ember series to 4th or 5th graders and up, especially if they are looking for a series. DuPrau has recaptured the magic of her first two books, creating an exciting and adventure filled glimpse into an all too possible future. I read this book like 1 month prior. But perhaps that’s exactly the wrong point to expect from this series and this author — she wants to emphasize the importance of reading and books Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

In new society that is created we will all use green energy! Sadly, when he finally got it in his hands after trading for it, he realizes that the book is basically gone. Quick question for those who finished The Diamond of Darkhold.

Is diamond of darkhold number 3 in the series? And they lived happily ever after. First, this story continues from book 2, the people of sparks. That is because they try to cram details in, and some of the details are to extra and overwhelming.

Garth Nix and Sean Williams. I’m not sure I entirely agree with that. Print Hardcover and Paperback. The Truth About Martians.

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Duprau offers a very unique insight of the Human Condition especially the inspiring notion of endurance through great tragedy. Can they save the day A quick read, but sadly lacking. Three stars because its daimond audience is middle and elementary students; and they will like the tidy and happy ending, although I considered diamnd it two.


But I’d suggest rereading the other books. But Ember isn’t as deserted as they expected. Oracle of Doom The Library Book 3.

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A boy is kidnapped and chained up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 29, Zahra Dashti rated it it was ok Shelves: Science Fiction Book type: If you take a 3 hour boat ride, in any direction, you end up pretty far away.

And, honestly, if you are the creato The more books in this series that I read, the less I feel that Jeanne DuPrau is a decent author. In fact there’s an entire subplot that could be removed from the book without any loss of sense or pleasure. Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Darkhld I kept on reading, fast, because of the actions and the mystery, I was not blown away by either the crafting of the language, or the development of the characters and plot.

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They capture Doon, but he manages to communicate with Lina and she goes back to Sparks for help. So many words to choose from! Informizely customer feedback surveys. Mar 23, Pages Middle Grade