The Obernewtyn Chronicles #8: The Waking Dragon by Isobelle Carmody

The Obernewtyn Chronicles #8: The Waking Dragon

byIsobelle Carmody

Kobo ebook | January 27, 2015

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The eighth book in the epic series the Obernewtyn Chronicles is full of romance, action, and suspense. Fans of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series will rejoice to see such a breathtakingly elaborate YA fantasy series!
After years spent struggling to balance her desires with her responsibilities, Elspeth Gordie has fully embraced her role as the Seeker. Battle-scarred and haunted by memories of her beloved Rushton, she must continue her final quest to find and stop the computermachine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal. But although she has long prepared for this day, nothing is as she anticipated. Elspeth’s search will take her where she never thought to go, and give her stranger companions than any she ever imagined. And it will test her, as she has never been tested before.
Award-winning author Isobelle Carmody continues the story of Elspeth Gordie, a heroine in the vein of Tamora Pierce’s most memorable and empowering characters.
“A major work of fantastic imagination.” —Lloyd Alexander, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Title:The Obernewtyn Chronicles #8: The Waking DragonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375893385

ISBN - 13:9780375893384


Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Conclusion Not Worth Waiting For I am actually quite torn about this last book in the Obernewtyn series. Let me start by saying that I have been a fan of this series for over a dozen years, and waited YEARS for the seventh and eighth book to be released in North America. It was delayed and delayed, until finally I had the books shipped directly from Australia -- yes, the other side of the world (order from Dymocks, if you're curious). Usually Carmody can be long-winded, and a little boring. But wow, The Waking Dragon (or the Red Queen, as the Australian version is titled) was faster-paced and much more interesting than her last several books. Seriously! I was impressed! The book is a killer, though, extremely long and dense. It's roughly the size of a compact phone book -- it's over 1100+ pages. Now the kicker -- I absolutely hated the conclusion. Hated it. Couldn't find a way to salvage it. The "show down" with Ariel was short. The long-awaited reunion between Elspeth and some original Obernewtyn characters was paltry and not at all as emotional as it should have been. Elspeth's reunion with a special someone was lackluster. And the ultimate end had a weird Adam-and-Eve feel. So disappointed, I cannot believe that after all these years, this was the ending Carmody and her publishers/editors felt fit to end the Obernewtyn series on.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Waking Dragon The websites I found for this series indicated, first, that The Sending was to be the last book. However in completing that one - #7 - it was nowhere near comletion. The Red Queen, paperback edition or The Waking Dragon, the ebook, was to complete the story. This is not true either! With more research it is apparent that the North American publishers of this series saw fit to fragment the original books published in Australia which only had 7 books in the series and create more, shorter books from the originals. To what end? It has created reader frustration not to mention anger that this publisher seems to be trying to squeeze a few more $ from the NA market! So now I ask, "Where is the ending to this series that Isobelle Carmody has promised her readers?" I will certainly think twice before I recommend this or any of her other books.
Date published: 2015-02-27