Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chronicles)
by Isobelle Carmody
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781408806975
Date: 07 June 2010 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
It's ten years since it first appeared in Australia, but now Bloomsbury bring Isobelle Carmody's acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles to a British audience for the first time, in this paperback original edition. Book one is Obernewtyn and the second title, Ashling will follow in August. Four further titles will be published throughout the course of 2011.
"In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities, it is also dangerous. Survival is only by secrecy and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative and she is brought to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land. Banished to the remote mountain institution of Obernewtyn, she must throw off her cloak of concealment and pit herself against those that would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. Only then will she learn most truly who and what she is ...Elspeth is determined to uncover the plot and so, accompanied only by her cat, Maruman, embarks on a terrible adventure full of danger, the conclusion to which promises not just uncertainty about her safety but also that of many around her. "