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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Not to mention that it was a violation of all the literary rules to introduce such a new idea in the final paragraph of the series with no room at all to explore or develop it. This story does not have the same feeling diamons City of Ember, but it is engaging and easy to read.

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Praise “An electric debut. In some parts, like the wolves attacking, it felt like she added unnecessary action. Hill Library rated it really liked it Shelves: Pearl’s Fateful Wish Ethan is not very fond of reading, for example, and Jeanne doesn’t much like chasing squirrels.

There is no medicine, food is limited, and the darkness makes life not only more challenging, but more depressing, too. Also, she keeps making the point that people don’t care about jewels, but really, I don’t think an apocalyptic war would make people stop caring about things and wanting to take them from other people. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

May 24, Janna Rice rated it did not like it. Until Lina and Doon spot something even more precious to them than food. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 05, Christine rated it really liked it. Looking for More Great Reads?

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Times are tough in Sparks and Lina and Doon set out on a journey back to Ember to see if there is anything left that they can salvage which will help their new town. The reason why is because it is hard to capture teens or young reader’s attention. Stay up to date on new reviews. I did find this one a bit far-fetched and the alien bit also alluded to in the previous book The Prophet of Yonwood took away from the story. Feb 26, Rachael Steele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Unable to make sense of the book’s remaining contents, Lina and Doon decide to return to Ember to investigate.

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Anyway, the point I’m trying to reach is that, The Diamond of Darkhold is that paper. A place they fear will have long lost sunken into darkness. Well, remnants of a book anyway. If you’ve read the first book–and chances are you have else you wouldn’t still be reading this review–you know that Lina and Doon have experience in solving difficult and mysterious and seemingly impossible puzzles.

But when forced to stretch this to a page story, the lack of a true sense of crisis whether it’s solving the mystery of the City of Ember or helping the People of Sparks survivemade this The Diamond of Darkhold ring somewhat idamond. Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences. Can he escape and take the diamond, and what is the diamond used for?

The Diamond of Darkhold (Book of Ember, #4) by Jeanne DuPrau

Nov 06, Tanner Conway added it. So yet again, Doon and Lina take off on an adventure to better their townspeople and realize they are in for more than they bargained for. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. Doon and Lina return to Ember!

I did enjoy the feeling of a solid ending at this book, though. Winter is approaching and food is scarce. We are once again with Lina and Doon in the city of Sparks, as winter is closing in and life is getting very difficult.

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Feb 08, Alex Watkins rated it liked it Shelves: Especially especially the ending. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The City of Ember ends perfectly – let the Readers assume what happens after that. I would have much preferred no diamond, but rather something that was not such a dues ex machina. And with that, th Have you ever been in a situation where you were given a ten page report to write but you only had about two pages of material? Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

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It just goes to show that the whole darkhhold can get wiped out and we have to start in the cave man times, but humans will get back to the intellect and advancement that they once were at before the end of the world happened! Book 1 combined adventure and philosophy, while book 2 leaned more heavily on the ideas and allegory, and less on the action.

The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. Jeanne and Ethan get along well, though their interests are different.

The final pages of the novel did raise many unanswered questions Also the xiamond is a family named trogg that lives underground which meant I had to think about warcraft every time they were mentioned.

A graphic description of sheep butchering.