Author(s): Isobelle Carmody
I saw the moon crack and open like an egg, and a seethe of transparent
beasts emerged . . .
I heard a sound like thunder inside the earth and the ground shook
and broke open like a vast stony maw. It spat out fire and I saw wolves
falling into a molten gold stream . . .
I made my way along the ancient tunnel, following Maruman, who
ran lightly ahead of me. I did not ask how he had come to be here. He
was the Moonwatcher as I was the Seeker. This was where we had been
destined to come together.
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.
But at the end of her journey, nothing is as she imagined. She is
drawn into the struggle for a kingdom, only to find the Destroyer
is at the heart of the turmoil, waiting for her.
Somehow she must do what she has sworn to do, for the sake
of the world and all of its creatures. She must complete her quest,
no matter what it costs . . .
The highly anticipated dramatic conclusion to the much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles from award-winning and bestselling author Isobelle Carmody. Drawing to a close the journey of Elspeth Gordie and the Misfits, The Red Queen will surprise and thrill readers right to the very last page.
Isobelle Carmody is Australia's most highly acclaimed author of fantasy titles for older readers. She began her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was fourteen and since then she has written some of our greatest works of fantasy. Whilst she is perhaps best known for the Obernewtyn Chronicles (now comprising six volumes), her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBC Book of the Year Award. Also, Greylands, was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction - Young Adult Division, and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair. She has written many short stories for both children and adults and her picture book The Wrong Thing, illustrated by Declan Lee. Isobelle's first book in a new series for younger readers, Kingdom of the Lost: The Red Wind was winner of the CBC 2011 - Younger Readers Award. Isobelle divides her time between Prague in the Czech Republic and her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia.