The Diamond of Darkhold Book Review
With winter fast approaching, Lina and Doon wonder whether leaving their underground city of Ember was such a good idea. Check out the last book in the Ember series—The Diamond of Darkhold—by Jeanne DuPrau.
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
It’s been months since the underground city of Ember faced a permanent blackout. Thankfully two young Emberities named Lina and Doon helped the citizens escape. When they arrived aboveground, the people of Ember couldn’t believe their eyes—the sky was bright blue instead of
An Ancient Book
Lina and Doon discover an ancient book with most of its pages either ragged or missing. But the remaining pages talk about a strange object that the builders of Ember left behind to help protect the underground city from its blackout. Unfortunately, the knowledge of this object was lost over time.
A Dangerous Journey
Lina and Doon must embark on a cold and dangerous journey back to their lost city. But once they get to Ember, how will they know where to look? The object, whatever it may be, could be anywhere, lost in the darkened city. And more importantly, what if they can’t find their way back to Ember at all? The aboveground is a dangerous place. They could get lost or mugged…or worse.
The Bottom Line
The Diamond of Darkhold is the fourth and final book in Jeanne Duprau’s bestselling Ember series (which includes The City of Ember, The People of Sparks and The Prophet of Yonwood). While the story is fun and adventurous, it doesn’t have the most climactic ending. It’s the second best book in the series, the first being The City of Ember, in which readers can experience life in an underground city. If you enjoy science fiction or adventure stories with brave characters, then you should definitely check out this series.
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