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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I am completely offended by Isobelle Carmody and the editor. Lets move on to the characters.

The Red Queen: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7

October 2, at Nov 23, Liz rated it it was ok. The first part of the story and the last part of the story were clearly written first with the events at the start of the story being all but forgotten in the lengthy middle part only to start being referenced again at the end. To find out more, iwobelle how to control cookies, see here: Everyone thinks the mind block is a machine The series debut, Obernewtyn, was first published inand now thousands of pages of high-adventure, tense battle scenes and sea-swept romance later Carmody has released the seventh and final book, the longest yet at 1, pages.

Particularly with the build-up of view spoiler [ Is Rushton alive? In the end though, this is an average book, and not fitting of the beginning eed the series, but Carmody does tie up as many loose ends as she can. I really loved isobwlle smooth transition between the world that iaobelle story exists in and to the old technology of the past which would in fact be the kind of technology we have today. So many pages devoted to pointless endeavours in the first half only to rush through the important stuff at the end that we’ve been waiting for.


It was released on a Thursday and I trekked to my local shopping centre to track isobell copy down. The easy pace meant I didn’t feel like it was rushed or that events were being forced on me because it had to happen before the next thing could.

Such stories stay with you as formative parts of your childhood, woven into isobelld DNA, there to stay. Well that was disappointing.

The Red Queen (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #7) by Isobelle Carmody

But it didn’t take me long to remember, I mean with pages to read, there was bound to be a nice portion devoted to linking this sequel back to the events of the previous installments. And that’s one of my problems with this book: It is as much this intimate journalling of her inner life — this freedom fighter who maintains her humanity in the face of slavery, religious fanaticism, torture, greed, environmental destruction and the tidal waves of fate; this fearless natural born leader who is reluctant to use violence or aggression; this woman who discovers community, friendship and love propel her forward just as much as they hold her back — that distinguishes the books from other young adult series.

I felt very light. Most of it was irrelevant.

Before Elspeth Gordie can continue her journey to find Sentinel and prevent it unleashing the horrors of the Great White, she must fight free of a strange prison, where people are laid to sleep forever or cling to a suffocating existence, believing the world beyond their walls is already utterly annihilated. Or did he just leave her behind hidden somewhere and nobody found her ever??? How to stop the weaponmachines from destroying the world a second time and causing a more devastating great white?

But no, it was just obvious. She left it too long and it faded from her xarmody. Or rather, the complete and utter lack of editing.


There were too many threads to follow – it was like I got thrusted into a brand new world even carmodj the fact that I’m an avid reader of the first six books. I want him to have a life rde he deserves! They vision at convenient moments and act accordingly.

So they eventually get to the Red Land. There are So Many Threads. It was also disappointing and somewhat confusing that Cassie and Hannah and the Agyllians largely faded into the background once more when they’d been such touchstones before. Terrible conclusion to a series I have loved for so long. For all the difficult times they have gone through, to end up being together made me feel very happy.

Do you know why I love this? I can keep re-reading. The exciting part of the book It slows the flow of the story right down, especially when she is thinking over the same thing over and over which I suppose is quite a realistic way of describing a natural worrier’s thought process, but it’s pretty annoying to read. May 19, at 7: I have never seen so many pointless and inappropriate exclamation points. I never once felt like it was out of place. He was the Moonwatcher as I was the Seeker.

Ending such a lengthy and much-loved saga, which has soldcopies, to the satisfaction of fans is no small thing.

So she view spoiler [ completes her quest, saves the world, ends up in Rhe with Rushton althoug It’s done. Do they learn how to contact their friends via the dream trails more efficiently now that the destroyer no longer seeks them?

Take another ten years if need be and we’ll pretend ‘s The Red Queen never happened. But happy with the ending!