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Obernewtyn By Isobelle Carmody Obernewtyn In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse life is harsh And for Elspeth Gordie it is also dangerous That s because Elspeth has a secret she is a Misfit born with mysterious mental abi
  • Title: Obernewtyn
  • Author: Isobelle Carmody
  • ISBN: 9780375857676
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Obernewtyn By Isobelle Carmody In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh And for Elspeth Gordie, it is also dangerous That s because Elspeth has a secret she is a Misfit, born with mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death And her worries only multiply when she is exiled to the mountain compound known as Obernewtyn, where for all her talIn a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh And for Elspeth Gordie, it is also dangerous That s because Elspeth has a secret she is a Misfit, born with mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death And her worries only multiply when she is exiled to the mountain compound known as Obernewtyn, where for all her talents Elspeth may finally and truly be out of her depth Then she learns she s not the only one concealing secrets at Obernewtyn.
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    1. Isobelle Carmody

      Isobelle Carmody began the first novel of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still in high school The series has established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia.In addition to her young adult novels, such as the Obernewtyn Chronicles and Alyzon Whitestarr, Isobelle s published works include several middle grade fantasies Her still unfinished Gateway Trilogy has been favorably compared to The Wizard of Oz and the Chronicles of Narnia The Little Fur quartet is an eco fantasy starring a half elf, half troll heroine and is fully illustrated by the author herself.Isobelle s most recent picture book, Magic Night, is a collaboration with illustrator Declan Lee Originally published in Australia as The Wrong Thing, the book features an ordinary housecat who stumbles upon something otherworldly Across all her writing, Isobelle shows a talent for balancing the mundane and the fantastic.Isobelle was the guest of honor at the 2007 Australian National Science Fiction Convention She has received numerous honors for her writing, including multiple Aurealis Awards and Children s Book Council of Australia Awards.She currently divides her time between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia and her travels abroad with her partner and daughter Librarian s note Penguin Australia is publishing the Obernewtyn Chronicles in six books, and The Stone Key is book five In the United States and Canada this series is published by Random House in eight books this Penguin Australia book is split into two parts and published as Wavesong Book Five and The Stone Key Book Six.

    256 thoughts on “Obernewtyn”

    1. Posted at Shelf InflictedDespite its flaws, I really enjoyed Obernewtyn Most of the characters were interesting enough but not all were developed that well The main character, Elspeth Gordie, seemed realistic enough an emotionally distant child suffering the pain of losing her parents, spending her childhood in a variety of orphanages and possessing powers she has to keep secret I also enjoyed her misfit friends, Matthew and Dameon, the enigmatic Rushton, and the mind speaking animals I wish som [...]

    2. I want to like this book I really do I was interested in the world Carmody was building, especially after the first few pages Then I kept on reading The book is short, primarily because there s so little of substance Normally, I love the first book in a fantasy series because there is so much world building Here, Carmody has it s setting, but she doesn t do anything to make that world feel alive The story takes place mostly in the countryside and the mountains There is little description of the [...]

    3. This month, June, marks the start of the Obernewtyn Chronicles Reading Marathon Each month we are reading a book in the series, though predictably the release date for the final book, The Red Queen, has been pushed back to next year no surprises there I decided to go ahead with the read along anyway, because it has literally been YEARS since I last read them and there s so much going on that I had forgotten about, I ve been itching to start from the beginning again.Forgive my daggy 1993 second e [...]

    4. DNF at page 66 It was just so boring and was putting me in the worst slump The only redeeming factor was the talking cat, but even that wasn t enough to get me to finish it

    5. I tried really hard to get into this book, but I felt no connection with the main character The story might have been very good, but I kept getting distracted and bored because of the descriptions of scenery and setting Setting can be very important, but I just couldn t get into the book because it got in the way I d like to try it again sometime, since I ended up skimming the ending.

    6. Arrrrrg This one thing was really getting on my nerves and I just couldn t enjoy the book the way I should have.When certain characters are speaking, their accents are demonstrated in the most frustrating way For example Dinna ye ev n think bout gon roun thar an all.Uh, What Exactly what I was thinking It s not so much the visual indicator of their speech pattern that bothered me as it definitely helped me to hear their accent, but it was the frequency with which it was used that was infuriating [...]

    7. This book has1 Awesome animal characters2 Intriguing mystery3 Thought provoking mesh between sci fi and fantasy4 A likable heroine5 Brilliantly written 6 A well thought out world7 No plot hinging whinny cry baby romanceWith all of those factors how could I not love this book It s exactly the kind of book that you want to curl up and read on a rainy day I feel warm inside just thinking about it Will definitely be reading the others is the series ASAP.

    8. This was the author s first book, written in her twenties, and it has some flaws But the story and characters have had a powerful hold on my imagination since I first read it in my twenties, and I found it just as compelling and suspenseful this time around I m so excited that the rest of the series is going to be made available in America For years you could only get the first 3 books.

    9. I m conflicted with rating this book On the one hand, I would give it two stars and nothing , but compared to the other two star rated books I ve read, Obernewtyn was somewhat better But it s not quite three stars, you see I gave three stars for Lips Touch by Laini Taylor, and I thought that was infinitely better than Obernewtyn.On the other hand, I wanted to like this I had high expectations for it which probably just added to my disappointment So I suppose for me, this book lies somewhere betw [...]

    10. I have so much love for this book I first read this when I was a young teenager and having recently picked up some second hand copies of the first three novels from my favourite book man at my local market, I decided it was high time I gave them a re read to see if they stood the test of time I am pleased to report that I enjoyed this even than when I read it as a teenager As a teen, this was one of the first fantasy sci fi style novels I ever encountered, and I think that this has really shape [...]

    11. While I feel that the post apocalyptic genre has pretty much done to ahem, death, I don t mind books that add new ideas and try and take the genre in new directions Sadly, while this book attempts that, it doesn t make it, and I didn t feel any emotional connection to any of the major characters, and worse, I felt the book suffered by the author explaining nothing, and waiting for the story to develop as way of explanation The climax while satisfying was short and didn t have any bang I am uncer [...]

    12. Originally Posted on Guy Gone Geek.After following Will and his mates in their escape to the White Mountains, I decided to continue my dystopian adventure with Elspeth s exile to another mountain, Obernewtyn The concept of these books may have parallelism but the stories in their entirety are completely different.For one, White Mountains is a science fiction while Obernewtyn, although has elements of sci fi, leans towards epic fantasy And while the mountain Will trekked to promises refuge, Elsp [...]

    13. 3.5 starsA typical dystopian coming of age novel, without any real surprises As the first book in a very long series it sets the stage for further development, but there is not enough tension for it to stand strongly alone Obernewtyn follows the story of Elspeth, a young girl with psychic powers she must hide from the oppressive ruling regime It s a fairly typical dystopian scenario a nuclear or similar apocalypse has destroyed the land, the few survivors have been able to recover by avoiding af [...]

    14. This is one of my all time favourite books to lead into a series that is still being written 20 years later It is another Dystopian post apocalyptic style of fiction where after the Great White has happened We join the story of Elspeth several years later, there are Bad Lands where White Stick a source of energy is collected from by people who are misfits.Basically a Nuclear war has occurred and the bad lands is where radiation still exists and the by product is collected as a fuel The humans th [...]

    15. I just love this series so much Rereading it again I fell in love with the characters and world all over again, although I do wonder if I enjoy it so much because I have read all the other books and have a deeper connection with them all from future books I will admit that the first book doesn t have as much in the way of character building and world building as the subsequent books But an amazing book none the less and I cannot wait to read the rest.

    16. While I found this a bit slow to get into, the world building that Carmody does is fantastic I flew through the last half of the book, flipping through the pages and holding my breath while Elspeth was sneaking around the property and the house, keeping my fingers crossed that she wouldn t get caught It was very suspenseful Looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

    17. Have I said before how much I love audio books They are the best way to read and do something else So, with the long wait between titles, I ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, Obernewtyn 7 , because I ve forgotten so much of the original story Listening to Isobelle read her own work is magical, and despite how long ago it was written, Obernewtyn stands the test of time Elspeth Gordie is the quintessential clueless hero Kept intentionally ignorant an uneducated population is a compliant popu [...]

    18. I picked up this book after hearing amazing things about it from Jodi McAlister at Melbourne Supernova earlier this year It had a bit of a slow start but I was hooked after reading about a talking cat who does not want a talking cat I liked where the story headed and am looking forward to continuing the series.

    19. I loved this as much as the first time I read it, if not as I add my experiences I ve had since I first read it An original story with an alternative spin on the old twists of telepathy, empaths etc etc I loved the names and the way the before time was seen and described and what happened post apocalypse Bring on the next in the series

    20. This was pretty great, I was really interested in the magic and liked that there were slow reveals about how much was actually possible, although it was unfortunate that there was a real limit to any character or world building aside from the first few pages introducing the whole scenario I would have loved a bit of that background story and a little less this character did this, oh no this character is stuck a little descriptive emotive language would be nice sometimes Still, overall an enjoy [...]

    21. First off, some purchasing tips.1 If you are going to get this book and you should you should prolly get the edition called The Seeker The Obernewtyn Chronicles because it combines Book 1 and Book 2 of the series into one low price edition, which will save you money, and you ll have the second one on hand once you finish the first engrossing book.2 If you are going to get each book separately and are bad with faces, get the edition with the girl s face and cat It will help you visualize the main [...]

    22. First published in 1987, Obernewtyn really just reads like a book from that era I don t really know how to explain that, except that I ve read dystopian post apocalyptic fiction from then and from now, and it very much reads like the former Partly, this stems from the formatting, broken into a number of short books, because in the 80s and 90s publishers did not have the same faith in teenage attention spans that they do now.Pulled in by the pretty cover with the intense looking girl, pretty moun [...]

    23. It seems that this book is set after a widespread nuclear fallout called the Great White, which I think is quite interesting since the book has a historical fantasy feel to it After the Great White, people that had special abilities were deemed Misfits, and either burned to prevent the Great White from occurring again which the fanatic populace thought was a punishment from their god, Lud , or sent to work farms to provide something very close to slave labor Carmody does an excellent job of port [...]

    24. Fazit Ein sehr spannendes Thema, was uns auch selber treffen k nnte Die Welt existiert nicht mehr so, wie sie war, denn es gab eine Nuklearkatastrophe, aus dieser entstehen nat rlich auch Mutationen, gegen diese wird stark gegen angegangen Elspeth ist eine davon und ich erlebe ihren Weg mit ihr Der Recht interessant ist und manchmal auch was fantastisches hat, dieser besonders an den Tieren haftet.Bewertung Die Story finde ich sehr interessant Welches ja nicht ganz so abwegig erscheint Durch ein [...]

    25. I have to admit that in comparison to the rest of this series this book is underwhelming However I think its a requirement because carmody needs to set up a whole new world, with its various dictatorships, factions, opinions etc I love this book because its the prelim for the rest of the series that I fell in love with at 13 Obernewtyn is centered around elspeth, a misfit with vast powers including beast speaking self explanatory , coersion making somebody do something by essentially hacking int [...]

    26. Why do authors assume that after the nuclear apocalypse, we ll all be going back to medieval England I get the connection to feudal organization and primitive agricultural technology, but I don t get the old timey language Just don t buy it.This series was recommended by a great librarian who told me how much her daughter had loved it So I was prepared for great FSF candy Andt so much I was feeling really dismal about it all, when I came to the talking cat And, I know, this is where some people [...]

    27. I ve had this book on my kindle for roughly a year now I never picked it up because I attempted to read the first chapter and couldn t get past it But it turns out to be an amazing book Isobelle Carmody created a immaculate piece of writing, leaving the loose ends that needed to stay loose to ensure the success of this series, loose and tying the ends ones that needed to be tied up The book created a sense of longing to be involved, or to some how be magically transported into the book so you se [...]

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