Isobelle Carmody was 14 years old when she began writing The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Forty-three years later, the final book has arrived. With the release of The Red Queen, the writer brings to a close three decades of her young adult fantasy series while hinting at ‘plenty of doors. My second part of my The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody thoughts. See the previous one here. MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Seriously, don’t read on if you.

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This was just so wierd. To celebrate the upcoming release, each Sunday I will be posting about the Obernewtyn Chronicles with the plan being: Her still-unfinished Gateway Isobeloe Isobelle Carmody began the first novel of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still in high school.

That would have allowed the important events to play out in much greater depth. Notify me of new posts via email.

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Read, enjoy, and tell me what you think. There were some parts that I thought had been repeated a few times which grated a little, not enough to really annoy me. Elspeth remains a dear character, and her world continues to grasp at me. Perhaps it’s just a problem with general editing actually, tthe apart from the book potentially benefiting from being about one-third of its length, there were a few editing errors like Dameon having a conversation with Dameon at one point.

Nov 17, Rebecca marked it as sequels-i-cant-read-yet Shelves: October 2, at This site carmodh Akismet to reduce spam. Whilst her ‘gnawing’ is a cherished and somewhat vital aspect of her character I felt that it was used as a isovelle to put more words and less content into the story. This series is one of my favourites.

For me, it’s really hard to review my opinion on every single character in this book. I can’t even begin to put how I felt once this series finished–let’s just say, I was so torn!

The Red Queen: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7

Across all her writing, Isobelle shows a talent for balancing the mundane and the fantastic. There is no doubt that Carmody is a very talented writer with an incredible imagination that will overwhelm and excite you. I thought this book would have benefitted from the deletion of the entire Habitat sequence, deletion of all the irrelevant info dumping on Red Land and Gadfia, fleshing out the action in the last pages and giving some voice to all the missing characters and what they’d been up to since the ships sailed away.


Jul 12, WatermeLoonie marked it as to-read. And throughout this book, we see her make choices that are sometimes cold because of her quest. There are things that are tied up well and you can get a glimpse of how things will be in the future but there are a lot of things I wish I knew, that I wish I had more clarification on.

She is drawn into the struggle for a kingdom, only to find the Destroyer is at the heart of the turmoil, waiting for her. I remember reading the first book thinking that it’s okay. There’s still some areas of extreme and unnecessary repetition of past information, but I found them to be fewer and less distracting then the previous book which verged on awful at times.

Like remember when Elspeth fell asleep carmodg a plot point which was been brewing since book 4? Has all her sacrifice been in vain? Omg I can’t believe it’s finished Elspeth herself thinks on how it feels more like being on a guild quest at points, isobflle I felt that as the reader.

Along with how should I end and what am I going to do in the middle. Other books in the series. I was so excited and saddened by the release of the final book and now I feel bitter about the resolution because it seems like Isobelle and her editor just didn’t care about wrapping up this world with respect to the characters, plots or siobelle readers.

Nobody needed to know about the Habitat this late into the series – especially since it wasn’t a very important plot point after they leave.

Email required Address never made public. But I had to read through s of pages of her talking about finding the machine that was blocking talent. Woot Woot finally the last book. As Elspeth strives against her captors, she learns that Rushton and her friends have fallen into the hands of the deadly slavemasters that carrmody the Red Land. Originally published in Australia as The Wrong Thing, the book features an ordinary housecat who stumbles upon something otherworldly.


The Red Queen: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7 by Isobelle Carmody – Penguin Books Australia

Beautifully written, great characters and the anticipation of what fate held for The Seeker lasted well over 2 decades but the author lost interest in her own story. No thank you, I was determined to get it before that. I still love this story and the characters. I expected that to last much izobelle, to be a bigger portion of the book considering it was one of the end games, so it was a little surprising that it took the time that it did.

The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7? I will always be I did cry at the end, quite a bit, so I’m reluctant to admit outright how disappointed I am. To celebrate the upcoming release, each Sunday I will be posting about the Obernewtyn Chronicles with the plan being:.

A few true-dreams and then everything at the end was just not enough for me haha! The writing seems lazy, and the editing non-existent.

However, I still didn’t regret taking the excuse to reread my favorite series. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Full of romance, action, and suspense, The Red Tbe is a worthy finale to such a breathtakingly elaborate series.

Mar 27, Ella Optical rated it did not like it. Especially with a heroine like Elspeth, who doesn’t recognise her own charisma or charm, but comes cagmody as quite serious and blind to the deeper emotions of those around her.

And yes, my rating is biased on the fact that I’ve loved this series for so long and now it’s over! I hate that this sounds like a rant because although there are many aspects of this book carrmody bored me and made me feel really really irritated, I do absolutely love Carmodys’ stories and endlessly love the world that began with Obernewtyn, but I hope desperately that this isn’t the last we see of our characters because I would love to see how the rest of their lives played out!

She would have carmoey only a tiny child and what would she have had against Elspeth?