Thursday, June 14, 2012

Obernewtyn - The Obernewtyn Chronicles Book One (Isobelle Carmody)

Obernewtyn - The Obernewtyn Chronicles Book One
Isobelle Carmody

Blurb: In my dream I was somewhere cold and darkly quiet. I could hear water dripping and I was afraid, though I did not know why. In the distance there was a bright flash of light. A high-pitched whining noise filled the air like a scream, but no one could scream for so long without stopping to breathe.

In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But is is as if they have their own imperative, and their use inevitably brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land.

Sent to the remote mountain institution of Obernewtyn where escape is impossible, she must throw off her safe cloak of concealment and pit herself against those who would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocalypse. 

Only then will she learn most truly who and what she is...

ISBN: 9780140178548 (Paperback)
Year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin 
Pages: 245 (Fiction)


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