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Isobelle Carmody

Autor(a) de Obernewtyn

64+ Works 7,922 Membros 142 Críticas 46 Favorited

About the Author

Isobelle Carmody was born in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia on June 16, 1958. She is the author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles, the Legend of Little Fur series, and the Kingdom of The Lost series. She also illustrated the last two series. She has received numerous awards including the Talking Book mostrar mais of the Year in 1992 for Scatterlings, the Children's Literature Peace Prize in 1994 for The Gathering, an Aurealis Award for Darksong, a Golden Aurealis for Alyzon Whitestarr, and the 2016 Bronze Ledger Award for Evermore. She was also voted Australia's Favourite Author in Booktopia's annual poll in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Isobelle Carmody

Obernewtyn (1987) 1,613 exemplares
The Farseekers (1990) 840 exemplares
Ashling (1995) 829 exemplares
The Keeping Place (1999) 687 exemplares
Darkfall (1997) 318 exemplares
The Gathering (1993) 300 exemplares
The Stone Key (2008) 251 exemplares
Darksong (2002) 235 exemplares
Billy Thunder and the Night Gate (2000) 233 exemplares
Alyzon Whitestarr (2005) 194 exemplares
Wavesong (part 1 of The Stone Key) (2008) 162 exemplares
Scatterlings (1991) 148 exemplares
A Fox Called Sorrow (2006) 142 exemplares
Green Monkey Dreams (1996) 100 exemplares
Greylands (1997) 85 exemplares
The Wilful Eye (2011) — Editor, Contributor — 81 exemplares
The Seeker (2000) 77 exemplares
A Mystery of Wolves (2007) 70 exemplares
The red wind (2010) 55 exemplares
Dreamwalker (2001) 54 exemplares
The Wicked Wood (2011) — Editor — 47 exemplares
Riddle of Green (2008) 47 exemplares
Metro Winds (2012) 46 exemplares
Magic Night (2006) 36 exemplares
Evermore (2015) 24 exemplares
Angel Fever (2004) 23 exemplares
The cat dreamer (2005) 22 exemplares
Night school (2010) 15 exemplares
Cloud road (2013) 14 exemplares
Ice maze (2017) 13 exemplares
The Rebellion (2011) 12 exemplares
Darkbane 8 exemplares
The Stone Key 7 exemplares
Wildheart (2002) 6 exemplares
The Landlord (After Dark 40) (1999) 6 exemplares
The Journey (2016) 6 exemplares
Perchance To Dream 3 exemplares
This Way Out (1998) 3 exemplares
The Phoenix 3 exemplares
The Sending 2 exemplares
Trust Me Too (2012) 2 exemplares
The Keystone 1 exemplar
Firecat's Dream (2005) 1 exemplar
The Pumpkin-Eater 1 exemplar
The Dark Road 1 exemplar
The Dove Game 1 exemplar
The Sending 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contribuidor — 302 exemplares
Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (2014) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Altered Voices (1994) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Legends of Australian Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Fearsome Magics (2014) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Writers on writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Dark House (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Forever Shores (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Dream Weavers (1996) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 4 (2012) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Goodbye and Hello (1992) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 3 Strange Visitations (2009) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Carmody, Isobelle Jane
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Locais de residência
Victoria, Australia
fantasy writer
Stolba, Jan (husband)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Aurealis Awards



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7/10, like the pencil art.
Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |
6.5/10, seems a bit slow paced.
Law_Books600 | 3 outras críticas | Nov 3, 2023 |
Fascinating. Goodreads says that I read this ten years ago, which I don't remember at all. I guess that says something about the impression it left on me. I hate reviewing old fantasy, because I feel guilty saying that this has been done one hundred times before and better, knowing that Obernewtyn may well have been one of the first instantiations.
Nonetheless, there is nothing original for the modern reader - society got too advanced, set off a nuclear weapon, destroyed society back to medieval times; some people were mutated and therefore have magic (every bone in my geneticist body is twitching to point out how very unrealistic this is in several ways, but I'll defer); one girl is The Special-ist and she Will Save the World with the help of her Magic Cat and the Ruggedly Handsome and Terse, but Ultimately Loving Love Interest. Along the way, we will be "surprised" to know that civilization was destroyed by itself and the nuclear war. Her friends, of course, involve the Boy Who is Super Magic to compensate for his Blindness and The Boy Who Mopes after his Dead Girlfriend, the Very Delicate sacrificial lamb. Sorry, if I want a post-apocalyptic fantasy world with strong, yet loving female characters and brusque but lovable male love interests, I'll go back to reading [a:Sharon Shinn|28544|Sharon Shinn|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1218995575p2/28544.jpg]… (mais)
settingshadow | 38 outras críticas | Aug 19, 2023 |
Well this was an oddly compelling little read.

Despite the lack of character development, or world building, or explanations of mysterious capabilities that people had, I weirdly still enjoyed this. It is quite short so there was definitely room to flesh things out a bit more. And guess what! There are animals that the main character can talk to! Another animal book in my booktalk repertoire.
Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | 38 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2023 |



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