Isobelle Carmody Bibliography



Synopsis & covers

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"In my dream I was somewhere cold and darkly quiet. I could hear water dripping and I was afraid, though I did not know why. In the distance there was a bright flash of light. A high-pitched whining noise filled the air like a scream, but no one could scream for so long without stopping to breathe." In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative, and their use inevitably brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land. Sent to the remote mountain institute of Obernewtyn where escape is impossible, she must throw off her safe cloak of concealment and pit herself against those who would resurrect the terrible forces of the Apocalypse. Only then will she learn most truly who and what she is... * Portuguese language version ** Japanese language version Obernewtyn is also available in German (for Kindle)

"I dream of those other worlds and other places where life is enchantingly complicated, more honourable, and where there is still room for noble deeds and great quests; a world in which even a misfit might become a hero."

Isobelle Carmody


Reviews / Recommendations Obernewtyn review by Nef. Obernewtyn is where it all starts. The obsession, the fanigirling, and the destroyer pig's bid to take over the world. Obernewtyn, the first book by Isobelle Carmody. It was first published in 1987, and is the captivating first instalment of the (still incomplete) fantasy series the Obernewtyn Chronicles... Read On... A chapter-by-chapter review of each Obernewtyn Chronicles, on Daniel Is Reading by pizzagreen. I honestly am not sure when I first read Obernewtyn, I know it was sometime after the release of The Stone Key, or around that time, so sometime 2008. One of my friends had read it, and she was recommended by our teacher librarian to read it. I soon followed, and ended up reading The Stone Key before she did. We both loved the series, and discussed a few theories, and kept track of the developments with The Sending. Read on...

Obernewtyn Chronicles Review (Books 1-3) by InkAshlings
Hi everyone! I am finally back from my holiday hiatus which was much needed and great fun! So now it’s time for the book review someone way back when said they were interested in reading… Australian author Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles... Read On...

"A brave, multi-talented girl, her interesting friends, and animal characters with minds of their own – this book is a dream date for me." ~ Tamora Pierce "Through the breadth of her vision, the depth of her characters, and the strength of her language, Isobelle Carmody has created a world completely realized in all its details and completely persuasive. Multi-levelled, multi-dimensional, the Obernewtyn Chronicles promise to be a major work of fantastic imagination..." ~ Lloyd Alexander Purchase Obernewtyn online: Purchase the Obernewtyn audiobook online:
Published: Australia: 1987 - Penguin (Puffin) 1988 - Louis Braille Productions (audiobook) (narrated by: Diana Greentree) 1989 - Royal Blind Society (audiobook) (narrated by: Mary Haire) 1993 - Penguin (Puffin) 1994 - Penguin 2007 - Penguin 2010 - Penguin 2016 - Bolinda (audiobook) UK: 1993 - Point SF [Out of Print] 2010 - Bloomsbury US & Canada: 1999 - Tor [Out of Print] 2003 - Starscape 2008 - Random House Portugal: 2008 - Bertrand Editora [as Elspeth–a Senhora do Pensamento] (translated by: Ana Neto) Germany: 2016 - Papierverzierer Verlag (translated by: Judith C. Vogt)
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