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Author(s): Jeanne DuPrau
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Now, 200 years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city.
A gripping and intriguing thriller set in an all-too-possible future - a world where the lights have gone out for ever-
"A good story for those who like a down-to-earth element in their underground fantasies" Carousel "A gripping read with a powerful sense of place and which leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the sequel" The School Librarian "A fast-paced sci-fi thriller with an exciting and well-constructed plot" Inis "DuPrau ... is a most engaging writer: direct, succinct, delivering lively characters and genuine suspense, sustaining the mystery but generous with her clues" TES "A superb read" Teen Titles
THE CITY OF EMBER is the debut novel from an exciting new American writer, Jeanne DuPrau. Having been a teacher, an editor and a technical writer, Jeanne DuPrau now writes full-time. She lives in California.