ISBN : 0375822747
It is always night in the city of Ember. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of "day" comes from flood-lamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which no one has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the idea of a Moveable Light. But now there are more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. What will happen when the generator finally fails?