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The Keeping Place


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'Look out,' I screamed. The flying creature lashed out and I stared in horror at Rushton's bloodied arm. Maruman leapt between us in his tiger form. 'Let me go to him!' I screamed.

'He is a dream but the beast is not. It comes! Wake!'

After a kidnapping, Elspeth Gordie and the Misfits are forced to join the rebellion against the oppressive Council, using their extraordinary mind powers. But Elspeth must also seek out clues left by the long-dead seer, Kasandra, vital to her quest to destroy the Beforetime weaponmachines. One clue is lost in the past forcing Elspeth to travel the Dreamtrails, stalked by a terrifying winged beast, with the cat, Maruman, as her guide and guardian. Only there can she learn more of the Beforetimer Misfits and their enemy, Govamen.

Gradually Elspeth realizes that her quest is intimately linked to the Misfits' refuge, Obernewtyn - its past and future...


Reviews / Recommendations The Keeping Place review by Nef. For many of us, the first four Obernewtyn Chronicles are a separate group, set apart from the later books of the series. Given the long gap between these four books and the later books, Obernewtyn through TKP were read together (more or less) during adolescence; by the time The Stone Key was released, we had left adolescence behind us and grown up (supposedly). Thus, these books are a distinct part of our childhood... 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...

"Isobelle Carmody's writing possesses the rare qualities of clarity and restraint, making the fantastic, post-apocalyptic world of Obernewtyn seem absolutely authentic." ~ Jeffrey Ford Purchase The Keeping Place online:
Published: Australia: 1999 - Penguin 2007 - Penguin US & Canada: 2008 - Random House UK: 2008 - Bloomsbury

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