The Diamond of Darkhold

The Diamond of Darkhold

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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 almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies!

Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and led their people to the town of Sparks. But they soon discover that winter is harsh aboveground. When Doon finds a book with torn pages that hints at a mysterious device from the Builders, it doesn't take much for him to convince Lina to join him for one last adventure in the city of Ember. But what--and who--will they find when they return?

Praise for the City of Ember books:

Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice
A Child Magazine Best Children's Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children's Book Award Winner

"A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau's book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more." -- USA Today

"An electric debut." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred

"While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description." -- VOYA, Starred

"A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375855726
0375855726
9780375955716
0375955712
9780375855719
0375855718
Branch Call Number: j F DUPRAU J
Characteristics: 285 pages : map ; 22 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 09, 2017

The title and cover of this book literally make it so much more aesthetic than it is. I honestly don't know if that's a good or bad thing though. It may seem misleading to some, but perhaps an "additive feature" for those who like it. I feel like with this book, people either really like it, really don't, or do not care for it as much. I am in the third category, but I know that there are a lot of people who probably really enjoyed it. The story line is mostly interesting, with some parts that are slightly more interesting than others.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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navy_wolf_412
Feb 20, 2017

i love this series

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JMHorn
Aug 06, 2015

In the thrilling finale of the Ember series Lina and Doon go back to their city to find supplies for winter and they find that their city holds something of great value.

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vashtim
May 24, 2014

I've read the first book, but not the second and third can I still read the fourth without getting too confused?
I am doing a genre study in school but need a book,my friend told me the second and third books are very similar and boring(shes just like me)

well if any one could answer my question please do

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LexiLou2
Mar 11, 2014

A solid finish to a great series! I was hesitant to finish, after the Prophet of Yonwood, but DuPrau redeemed herself. This series is a great light read with a real-world thought provoking theme.

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Doctor_10101
Jan 22, 2014

Good conclusion! Everything was wrapped up quite nicely for me.

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wangruobing
Dec 30, 2013

Wow, I never thought of Lina and Doon will go back to Ember for some food.

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sharonakhorramian
Jul 19, 2013

Addicting series. Wish it never ended!!

turtlele333 Sep 12, 2012

Loved it! I was wondering what would happen next every page!

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friendofbob
Aug 21, 2012

The perfect way to turn readers upside-down. Just loved it, even when I was lost at some points.

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iamlord_voldemort
Sep 19, 2013

I DID COME ALONE.
I'M BY MYSELF!!!
-Doon

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