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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The Red Queen: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 7

Feb 04, naptimenow rated it liked it. Award-winning Australian author Isobelle Carmody concludes the epic story of Elspeth Gordie, a heroine in the vein of Tamora Pierce’s most memorable and empowering protagonists. If you have read any of these books then you will know that there is an absolutely massive cast which is only added to in this book.

Those early books in the series were a major part of my falling in love with fantasy and I have enjoyed each as they have been released. The tension is still there, the revelations, the excitement, the joy. I am completely offended by Isobelle Carmody and the editor.

The ending was largely disappointing, personally. I wish it was smaller, but without the size that it is, it probably wouldn’t have been able to convey everything it should and did. And poor Swallow, that was a bad time as well. It might not have been good or logical action but it would have been something.

I promise it will be a better book for it. She has qusen grow as a character and learn things from others. The sixth book, The Sendingended with Elspeth Gordie and her companions finding the Beforetime city in the desert, and being rendered unconscious by quwen man in a silver suit.

The Red Queen is the long awaited and supposedly stunning conclusion to the lengthy Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody. I am 35 now and still waiting! Then I took to twitter to qufen who could get back to me the quickest about definitely having it in stock. Don’t be teh into thinking this is a good book just because you loved the series or have been so loyal in actually waiting for it.


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It’s all a bit sad really but I’m glad it’s over. A deep sense of compassion and respect for animals and the land pervades the Obernewtyn Chronicles, weaving in animal characters into the story who become just as important as the human ones. View all 6 comments. And she is the Seeker, after all.

I never once felt like it was out of place.

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

The exciting part of the book After years spent struggling to balance her desires with her responsibilities, Elspeth Gordie has fully embraced her role as the Seeker.

Two thirds of this book should have isobel,e cut. Full of romance, action, and suspense, The Red Queen is a worthy finale to such a breathtakingly elaborate series. The World Building is fantabulous. Jan 07, Kelly rated it did not like it.

The Red Queen

Nov 24, Cate rated it it was ok. Dameon’s crushing feelings, the ones he had to hide for so long, they were so sweetly and tenderly expressed, and as expected of an unrequited love, Dameon steps aside. Additionally Elspeth often makes assumptions that are incorrect.

I was 10 when I first read Obernewtyn. Parts that should have been important info were quewn in a few pages while utterly pointless rambling and asides were given hundreds of pages.

It was released on a Thursday and I trekked to my local shopping centre to track a copy down. It was a pleasure then to see the quality tick isohelle up a bit for the conclusion. But this book also lacks the very handy list of characters that were included in the back of previous books so you are left to fend for yourself and try and drag up from your memory since the last book was released four years ago who each of these characters are and what each of their over complicated back stories are.


It was said that this book was postponed so the author could finish it properly. I enjoyed Daemons, Swallow and Ana’s character development thoroughly, though I thought that Dragons’ character development took a backwards twist, I felt that I got more development from Tash the speci character we met in habitat than from the Red Queen herself. All the characters you hope from the previous books seem to be in it and most one way or another get either what they deserve isobele at least a taste of it!

My biggest complaint was the pages and pages of info dumping. Elspeth and Rushton have such an incredible love, and they are my favorite couple in a book series by far!

While Elspeth’s quest as the Seeker is the ultimate goal, she has been closely involved in other plots along the way; in The Red Queenit is the return of the rightful carody of the Redport, a city far from Elspeth’s Land which has long been ruled by Gadfian slavetraders. The only thing that stopped me was the fact that I could imagine this giant tome of a book doing some damage to whatever it collided with. What happens to Brydda? This book and the last were so disappointing.

I read it for literally 7 hours solid, forcing my eyeballs to engorge themselves on more and more words when they were already struggling to focus.

Many of the conclusions that we did get were dealt with badly as well. Now where to begin?