TODAY Random House is releasing the 10-year anniversary deluxe edition of the best-selling "The City of Ember." The new printing includes a full color poster, a new intro, and an all-new chapter written by Jeanne DuPrau about the day the Disaster began.
And guess what...we've got an exclusive excerpt for that very chapter!
The chapter, "On the Day of the Bombs" is first piece of new material written for the "Ember" series since the publication of the final book, "The Diamond of Darkhold" in 2008.
From the official press release:
Since 2003, readers of all ages have been captivated by Jeanne DuPrau's mega-bestselling dystopian story about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it. Roger Sutton from Horn Book Magazine compared the novel to Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, noting how "the darkness of Ember is essentially literal" with the generator failing and running out of power. Sutton noted how DuPrau does not explain the history of Ember all at once, which would confuse and overwhelm the reader and instead, "allows the events of the story to convey the necessary information". Lina and Doon were described as "good sorts" that are "deeply etched”. Diane Roback from Publishers Weekly also praised the "full blooded characters" as every bit as good as the plot which would hook readers until the end.
Read the excerpt here! For the full chapter...and a bunch of extra material pick up the "City of Ember" deluxe edition now!
Get the first "Book of Ember" novel, "The City of Ember: Deluxe Edition" in stores now!