Ember: : City of Ember, the Prophet of Yonwood, the Diamond of Darkhold, the People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau

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Ember: : City of Ember, the Prophet of Yonwood, the Diamond of Darkhold, the People of Sparks  by  Jeanne DuPrau

Ember: : City of Ember, the Prophet of Yonwood, the Diamond of Darkhold, the People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
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Chapters: City of Ember, the Prophet of Yonwood, the Diamond of Darkhold, the People of Sparks. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you canMoreChapters: City of Ember, the Prophet of Yonwood, the Diamond of Darkhold, the People of Sparks. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated.

Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: City of Ember is a 2008 science fiction-fantasy film based on the 2003 novel by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, Mackenzie Crook, Martin Landau, and Tim Robbins. In an underground palace, The Builders of the City of Ember place secret instructions and a plexiglass rectangle with an icon engraved on it in a strong, thick metal box.

As the heavy drum of bombardment is heard overhead, the officials debate how long to set the time-delayed digital lock on the box. They agree that 200 years should be a reasonable margin of safety to stay underground. The box is thrust into the hands of the Mayor of the underground complex. Each mayor, in turn, passes the box onto his or her successor. When the box has 47 more years left on the time-lock, the mayor holding the box dies suddenly.

It seems the significance of the box had not been explained to anyone, because the box is just put at the back of a junk-filled closet. The box, with its crucial secret instructions, sits amidst refuse for the next 47 years, gathering dust. When it finally reaches year 0, the time lock clicks open, but this event goes unnoticed.

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have lived in a huge underground complex built as a refuge for humanity. It is built into a vast cavern that is so high that it is filled with regular-sized buildings. Far above the tops of the buildings are banks of floodlights which light the city during the day and provide light for the greenhouses.

The lights are powered by a massive generator. Now Ember is falling int...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1184588



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