Obernewtyn

TitleObernewtyn
Year for Search1987
AuthorsCarmody, Isobelle Jane(b. 1958)
Date Published1987
PublisherPuffin Books assisted by the Literature Board of the Australia Council
Place PublishedRingwood, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Female author
Annotation

The first of a seven-volume series known as the Obernewtyn Chronicles that begins as a post-catastrophe young adult eugenic dystopia in which eugenic regulations are used to control those with advanced mental powers. Obernewtyn is an enclave on this world, and in this novel the Misfits win and bring peace to Obernewtyn. In the second volume, The Farseekers. Book 2 of The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Viking, 1990, the authoritarian regime of the Council threatens the peace of Obernewtyn and some of the Misfits and the Farseeker go on a quest that they hope will give them the information necessary to keep the peace. In the third volume, Ashling. Book 3 of The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Viking, 1995, the Farseeker travels to the city of the Council to forge an alliance, and she begins a search for the weapons that had almost destroyed the world earlier and might do so again. In the fourth volume, The Keeping Place. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin Books, 1999. 754 pp., volume the various themes of the previous volumes appear to be brought to a successful resolution, but the series continues. In the fifth volume, The Stone Key. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2008. 1000 pp. Published in the U. S. as two volumes, The Stone Key. New York: Random House, 2008; and Wavesong. New York: Random House, 2008, the Farseeker discovers that there is opposition to the reforms brought about in the previous volume, and she must stop a plot against them. In the sixth volume, The Sending. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2011. 756 pp., the quest continues with new obstacles to be overcome. And in the seventh volume, The Red Queen. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2015. 1108 pp., after many further adventures, the issues are resolved. Related stories are “The Dark Road: An Obernewtyn Story.” Legends of Australian Fantasy. Ed. Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Harper Voyager Australia, 2010), 131-56, with an author’s “Afterword” on 156-57; and “The Journey.” Trust Me Too. Ed. Paul Collins. Ormond, Vic, Australia: Hybrid Publishers/Ford Street Publishing, 2012. Ebook. 

Holding Institutions

A, Merril

Author Note

Australian female author (b. 1958)

Full Text

1987 Carmody, Isobelle Jane (b. 1958). Obernewtyn. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Puffin Books assisted by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. A, Merril

The first of a seven-volume series known as the Obernewtyn Chronicles that begins as a post-catastrophe young adult eugenic dystopia in which eugenic regulations are used to control those with advanced mental powers. Obernewtyn is an enclave on this world, and in this novel the Misfits win and bring peace to Obernewtyn. In the second volume, The Farseekers. Book 2 of The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Viking, 1990, the authoritarian regime of the Council threatens the peace of Obernewtyn and some of the Misfits and the Farseeker go on a quest that they hope will give them the information necessary to keep the peace. In the third volume, Ashling. Book 3 of The Obernewtyn Chronicles. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Viking, 1995, the Farseeker travels to the city of the Council to forge an alliance, and she begins a search for the weapons that had almost destroyed the world earlier and might do so again. In the fourth volume, The Keeping Place. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin Books, 1999. 754 pp., volume the various themes of the previous volumes appear to be brought to a successful resolution, but the series continues. In the fifth volume, The Stone Key. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2008. 1000 pp. Published in the U. S. as two volumes, The Stone Key. New York: Random House, 2008; and Wavesong. New York: Random House, 2008, the Farseeker discovers that there is opposition to the reforms brought about in the previous volume, and she must stop a plot against them. In the sixth volume, The Sending. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2011. 756 pp., the quest continues with new obstacles to be overcome. And in the seventh volume, The Red Queen. Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin/Viking, 2015. 1108 pp., after many further adventures, the issues are resolved. Related stories are “The Dark Road: An Obernewtyn Story.” Legends of Australian Fantasy. Ed. Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Harper Voyager Australia, 2010), 131-56, with an author’s “Afterword” on 156-57.; and “The Journey.” Trust Me Too. Ed. Paul Collins. Ormond, Vic, Australia: Hybrid Publishers/Ford Street Publishing, 2012. Ebook. Female author.