In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. And for Elspeth Gordie, it is also dangerous. That's because Elspeth has a secret: she is a Misfit, born with mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death. And her worries only multiply when she is exiled to the mountain compound known as Obernewtyn, where for all her talents Elspeth may finally and truly be out of her depth. Then she learns she's not the only one concealing secrets at Obernewtyn.
About the Author
Isobelle Carmody began the first of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at high school, and worked on it while completing a Bachelor of Arts, and then a journalism cadetship. The series, and her short stories, have established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia. She is now the award-winning author of several novels and many short stories for children and adults. Isobelle divides her time between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia and her travels abroad.
“Engaging characters, pacing, and plots.”—Publishers Weekly
“Blends graceful storytelling with appealing characters.”—Library Journal