The Stone Key- Isobelle Carmody - New
Book 5 of the Obernewtyn Chronicles
There was a great crash and wood splintered... I had a brief glimpse of a group of Herder priests, bald and robed, peering at me, and then the sundered remnants of the locker door were torn aside and a rough hand reached in to hail me out by the hair. A Hendra captain stared into my face with eyes that burned with a fanatical fire above a thin nose and a lipless slash of a mouth...
'You will die in great pain and very slowly, mutant,' said the Hendra master.
When Farseeker Guildmistress Espeth Gordie sets out from Obernewtyn to travel to Sutrium at the end of Wintertime, she quickly learns that not everyone welcomes the changes brought about by the rebellion. Captured by an old and vicious enemy, she is drawn deep into the heart of the Herder Faction, where she learns of a terrible plot to destroy the west coast.
To stop it, Elspeth must risk everything, knowing that if she dies, she will never complete her quest to find the weaponmachines that destroyed the Beforetime.
But if she succeeds, her journey will lead her to the last of the signs left for her by the seer Kasanda...
About the Author Isobelle Carmody
Isobelle Carmody began the first of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at high school, and worked on it while completing a Bachelor of Arts, and then a journalism cadetship. The series, and her short stories, have established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia.
Carmody currently divides her time between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and her travels abroad with her partner and daughter, spending a year each in her two residences. The Stone Key, book five of the Obernewtyn Chronicles was released in February 2008. The Sending, book six of Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles, is due for publishing in September 2009, as quoted by a Penguin spokesperson.
Carmody was Guest of Honor at the 2007 Australian National Science Fiction Convention, Convergence 2, held in Melbourne in June 2007.
She has written many award-winning short stories and books for young people. The Gathering was a joint winner of the 1993 CBC Book of the Year Award and the 1994 Children's Literature Peace Prize, and Billy Thunder and the Night Gate was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 2001 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. This was followed by the second book in the series, The Winter Door. The Legend of Little Fur is Isobelle's first series for younger readers.
The Stone Key- Isobelle Carmody - New - Book 5 of the Obernewtyn Chronicles
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