The Prophet of Yonwood

The Prophet of Yonwood

Audiobook CD - 2006
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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 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 town--her 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: New York : Listening Library, p2006.
ISBN: 9780739335857
Branch Call Number: j AUDIOBK CD F DUPRAU J
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (6 hr., 19 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Baker, Becky Ann


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Jan 09, 2013

This was a terribly strange means to prequel the City of Ember. Up until the very last few pages of the book this novel had absolutely nothing to do with either Book One or Two. I get that this prophetess was supposed to have envisioned a world where an underground city would be necessary and Nikki's father was secretly off working on that undertaking, but again Nikki and Grover go through this discovery that is completely isolated from the other two books. The nature of this novel was also more mature than the childlike nature of the others as well. Overall the series seems disconnected.


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