Add your rating See all 1 kid review. Living in the town of Sparks, Lina and Doon get the remains of an ancient book from a roamer. Though only a few pages are left, it seems to hint at a gift that the Builders of Ember left to help its citizens after they emerged. With conditions deteriorating in Sparks, and the people skirting starvation, they decide to return to the abandoned underground city to look for the device, and to see if there are supplies left there that could help Sparks. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
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The novel is the fourth "Book of Ember" and was released on August 26, Plot[ edit ] The story begins with the Builders discussing what the Emberites should do when they are released from the city. It is decided that a recent invention which is later shown to be a diamond-like gadget will be stored alongside a guide providing information regarding its use. However, these items are left undiscovered when the Emberites escape. Nine months after Ember and Sparks have reached a truce, a roamer comes into town with a mysterious book, on the front of which is printed "For the People of Ember".
Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow obtain the book via barter but soon learn it contains only eight pages, as the trader used the rest to light campfires. When they arrive, they discover that a family has taken over the darkened city. They capture Doon, but he manages to communicate with Lina and she goes back to Sparks for help.
While Doon is with the Troggs, they show him a diamond they found just outside Ember, but Scawgo gives Doon the diamond and Doon escapes.
When Doon finds Lina, a pack of hungry wolves is threatening her. Doon throws the diamond at the wolves to frighten them away, the diamond shatters and he twists his ankle in the process. Lina treats his wound and takes him to the place where the book and the diamond were discovered. There, they uncover shelves filled with hundreds upon hundreds of diamonds, and Lina and Doon realize that the devices are solar-powered sources of electricity.
Ultimately, the people of Sparks and the former Emberites help them retrieve the diamonds and other items left behind in Ember, enough to ensure both groups will survive the coming winter. The last chapter reveals that Lina and Doon eventually fall in love and have children together. The story then goes back to the summer after the expedition to Ember and has the reader imagine Torren flying an airplane to find a spacecraft flying through space.
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The Diamond of Darkhold
They trade a match for the book and discover it only contains eight pages. This is because the same person used the rest of the paper to create fires. On the front of the book, printed in gold letters, it says, "For the People of Ember. But when they return, the family of squatters have taken over the city.
The Diamond of Darkhold : Book of Ember 4
The Main Characters: Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow return, and for at least a little while the story is told from the point of view from 3 other characters, their friends Kenny, Torren and Lizzie. My Brief Synopsis: The people of Ember and Sparks try to get through a tough winter and Lina and Doon think it would be a good idea to go back to Ember and see what they can salvage from the dead city. There would probably be lots of food and materials left over from the Exodus of Ember I made that up myself , plenty to last the rest of the winter. They make the journey, and during their adventures they discover a truly neat invention that probably saves all of human civilization for future generations. The Troggs kidnap Doon while Lina escapes.
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The Diamond of Darkhold. It begins shortly after the close of the second book 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 woman roamer, a shepherdess, comes to DuPrau, Jeanne. Until Lina and Doon spot something even more precious to them than food. A book.