The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember (Hardcover)

The Fourth Book of Ember

By Jeanne Duprau

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375855719, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008



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 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.

About the Author

Jeanne DuPrau is the bestselling author of "The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, "and "The Prophet of Yonwood. "She lives in Menlo Park, California. Visit her Web site at

Praise For The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember

"An electric debut. Lina and Doon’ search parallels the universal adolescent quest for answers.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred