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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A lovely yet grim series, these Books of Ember were an absolute pleasure to read. Like Lina and Doon, it was bittersweet going back to Ember and saying goodbye to the city even more so. I loved all the little and big things in it, how things tied together and how it was all wrapped up.

The best book will always be the first one. The rest couldn’t match the dark and uneasy tone, the nervous excitement dxrkhold apprehension darkholr by the first book because only that was set in Ember.

This last book caught snatches of the same tone because Lina and Doon took a goodbye trip to Ember and there’s nothing like a dark, underground, abandoned city to change the mood. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.

In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth. Hardcoverpages. Book of Ember 4. Lina MayfleetDoon Harrow. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Diamond of Darkholdplease sign up.

What city was Scawgo named after? Rebecca Chicago was my guess. Is diamond of darkhold number 3 in the series? Matei Eliezer It was the last book to be written in the series, and a successor to The People of Sparks.

I guess it’s number 4, if you say The Prophet of Yonwood is …more It was the last book to be written in the series, and a successor to The People of Sparks. See all 8 questions about The Diamond of Darkhold…. Lists with This Book. Sep 21, Becky rated it liked it. The Diamond of Darkhold. It begins shortly after the close of the second dimaond in the series, The People of Sparks. The Emberites–now on their way to becoming full citizens of Sparks–are struggling side-by-side with the people of Sparks their former enemies to survive the harsh winter months.


In the midst of this struggle, a roamer comes to town. Maggs, a off roamer, a shepherdess, comes to bart DuPrau, Jeanne. Maggs, a woman roamer, a shepherdess, comes to barter, diamondd with food being so precious, she’s having a hard time of it.

Until Lina and Doon spot something even more precious to them than food. Well, remnants of a book anyway. Just eight pages in length, the book catches their attention because its title reveals that it is for the people of Ember. Further study proves that it this book is an instruction book for the people of Ember. But with just the last eight pages in place, who could ever puzzle out its meaning?

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. Knowing that no adults in Sparks would give their approval to these two kids’ crazy plan, Lina and Doon make secret plans to leave Sparks and head off to a place they thought they’d never see again.

A place they fear will have long lost sunken into darkness. The city of Ember. Can these two kids return to Ember and discover just what this book is all about? Can they make sense of this mystery? Can darkuold journey lead to a discovery that could ultimately decide the fate of every man, woman, and child in Sparks?

Can they save the day While The People of Sparks and The Prophet of Yonwood are more about ideas and philosophies, this one is pure action and adventure.

More action, less philosophy. Less ambitious themes, more exciting pace. So in a way, perhaps, it is less thought-provoking than its predecessors, but in some ways, I think it is more satisfying for most readers. Less moralizing going on, for example. Am I the only ones that see these books as being heavy in messages???

I’ve seen a review or two of this one already. And I don’t if which one it was that mentioned you didn’t need to have read The Prophet of Yonwood to make sense of this one.

I’m not sure I entirely agree with that. The more important question may be is it necessary to have read the fiamond books in the series recently. Confession time, I read The Diamond of Darkhold days within receiving it in the mail. I found it less than satisfying.

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Especially the last quarter of the book. Especially especially the ending. But I determined that this was probably due to the fact that it had been a while since Idamond read the trilogy of books that precedes this one. I read them again, all right after darmhold another. And then I picked up The Diamond of Darkhold. This second time it proved to be an entertaining and satisfying read. I needed a reintroduction to make this one really work.


That’s not to say that every reader would need this immersion process But I’d suggest rereading the other books. It won’t be a waste of time because they’re all mostly enjoyable darkhokd. View all 3 comments. Jan 14, Val rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Those reading the Ember Series.

I loved this book. I loved the City of Ember, and dwrkhold less impressed with the other books in the series though they were good and necessary. This book captured the part of Ember that made it such a fantastic book for me.

It had all of the adventurous elements and worked very well with the story line. Nov 05, Christine rated it really liked it. I expected to be a little disappointed because I was with ” The Prophet of Yonwood “, however I wasn’t. From the very first chapter it kept me reading. Doon and Lina decide to go back to Ember to see if they can salvage anything from their old city to help their new city darkhld the winter, plus they believe the builders have left them something to help their future.

I liked the fast pace of the story as I think it will make for dianond interesting read for elementary students. A good ending to a good series. View all 5 comments. Oct 29, Zahra Dashti rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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Sep 04, Brandi Rae Fong rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Fourth Book of Ember. Life in Sparks is becoming increasingly difficult for everyone; supplies are sarkhold low and people are starting to go hungry.

With winter coming there is no relief in sight to the hardship. Visits from roamers, who trade goods and information from town to town, have also slowed; people are running out of useful things to trade.

I hesitate to describe more, not wanting to give too much away, so lets just say that several treacherous and wonderful surprises await them as they leave the city of Sparks. DuPrau has recaptured the magic of her first two books, creating an exciting and adventure filled eiamond into an all too possible future.

Sep 01, Sara Saif rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lina and Doon were a strong duo, always running off alone on life-saving adventures. I wanted to think that Doon outshone Lina by a fraction but I realized that that was wrong to think because both of them did equa A lovely yet grim series, these Books of Ember were an absolute pleasure to read.

I wanted to think that Doon outshone Lina by a fraction but I realized that that was wrong to think because both of them did equally important things.

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