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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Which brings me to All round lazy effort from Carmody. I know one thing — I finished qieen book and immediately wanted to start it from the beginning again.

I was skimming for interesting bits by this point but it seemed that the block had been in place constantly and for quite a while. I was so disappointed that we didn’t get to see more of him!! And I’ll only be 37 by then!!!

The Red Queen

Do you know why I love this? To celebrate the upcoming release, each Sunday I will be posting about the Obernewtyn Chronicles with the plan being:. I was also going away over the weekend and not planning on taking it so on Friday, I settled on the couch with the intention of getting through as much of it as possible. I never once felt like it was out of place.

The Red Queen: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7

My biggest complaint was the pages and pages of info dumping. This will probably be a sketchy review of the whole series, and an indepth-ish review of this book. I would have much more enjoyed the prophesy to be ‘wrong’ or even better!!!


How queenn stop the weaponmachines from destroying the world a second time and causing a more devastating great white? There were some parts that I thought had been repeated a isobellr times which grated a little, not enough to really annoy me.

The post-apocalyptic fantasy series reaches its heartbreaking, world-shaking conclusion! Apparently all her character development occurred off stage before and after the book.

Each volume gets a little more complex, a little more deep until the big picture is quite ginormous. Award-winning Australian author Isobelle Carmody concludes the epic story of Elspeth Gordie, a heroine in the vein of Tamora Pierce’s most memorable and empowering protagonists. I first read Obernewtyn and the Farseekers inwhen The Farseekers was recommended in my primary school library after winning the Children’s Book Council of Australia award. Four years after the previous book came out, we have finally come full circa – I was so glad, so so glad to hear that The Red Queen would be more than a thousand pages long.

I was worried about the gap between this book and the previous one which, while not as lengthy as such gaps usually are in this series, was still long enough for me to feel like I’d forgotten too many details. Those first 3 books were amazing.

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The former come to the writing table armed with hand drawn maps, charts and complex genealogies, but Carmody puts herself in the latter camp: So they eventually get to the Red Land. Nov 19, Rachel rated it it was ok.

Love The Red Queen: Loading comments… Trouble loading? Let me hone and polish and conclude this last book at my own pace, without furious pressure. Now where to begin? The divide between her and the time of the Great White is so vast, she would never be able to succeed as the Seeker without puzzling everything out.


Or did he just leave her behind hidden somewhere and nobody found her ever???

She left it too long and it faded from her imagination. Additionally Elspeth often makes assumptions that are incorrect. These books truly have been a labour of love.

The winners were the fab people at Dymocks Geelong who put a copy away for me. It came together surprisingly well given those constraints, but does feel a bit ridiculous. Everything was tied up nicely and yet I have more questions than answers! Find your local bookstore at booksellers. The Red Queen, by Isobelle Carmody.

January 28, at Jan 19, Elise rated it really liked it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Those early books in the series were a major part of my falling in love with fantasy and I have enjoyed each as they have been released. Speaking of the world. Ariel is like a cardboard cut-out villain, all he needed was a moustache and an evil laugh.

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