Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Prophet of Yonwood - Jeanne Duprau
At the same time, one of the locals falls ill, and has a vision of a terrible future, and while the others in town try to interpret what that vision means against the wider backdrop of what’s going on in the world, bad things happen.
This is definitely a commentary on the human propensity to go way overboard with self-righteousness. Nickie tries to do the right thing throughout the book, and that comes back to bite her several times.
The story doesn’t really have much to do with Ember, except that certain characters will eventually have something to do with that underground city about fifty years after the action of this book.