Skip to main content
PBS logo

Search - The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3)

The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3)
The Prophet of Yonwood - Ember, Bk 3
Author: Jeanne Duprau
It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440421245
ISBN-10: 0440421241
Publication Date: 5/8/2007
Pages: 300
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

theshrone avatar reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Best book in this series. Highly recommended for adults and children.
reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved the City of Ember, I really liked the People of Sparks, but I could only tolerate The Prophet of Yonwood. This book, unfortunately, was such a distraction from the storyline in the first two books that I quickly read through it so I could start the Diamond of Darkhold. It's a prequel to the City of Ember, but it does almost nothing to further the storyline until the very last chapter (the epilogue). Still, you need to read it if you want to finish the series.

In the epilogue, you learn a little more about why people had to live underground in the city of Ember. The rest of the novel, though, is about the consequences of blind obedience and intolerance. There are definite parallels to our own world, where saying "9/11" or "war on terror" sometimes enables the government to take away the rights and freedoms we have as citizens (in addition to cutting short any discussion we might have). Does giving up our rights as individuals make our society safer? Who is best able to determine these things? These are topics touched upon by the author.
ghostlysun avatar reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
So far this has been my favorite book of the series. As a prequel the entire time you wonder how this all ties in with the series, but by the end you completely understand. I think this is a novel that is appropriate for both adults and children. The tale adds in some morals that everyone can appreciate. It's about hope, friendship, and proof that even small acts of kindness can change the course of history. It's a great read! Looking forward to the final book.
Read All 9 Book Reviews of "The Prophet of Yonwood Ember Bk 3"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Bk 3) on + 11 more book reviews
I was disappointed because I thought this book would tell more about the events that led to The City of Ember.Instead it was more a "growing up" book. The ending, however, did make a tie in to the other books.