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Isobelle Carmody

(Isobelle Jane Carmody)
Australia (b.1958)

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, majoring in literature and philosophy, and then a journalism cadetship. This series, and her short stories, have established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia. Both the first in the Legendsong saga, Darkfall, and its sequel, Darksong were completed while Carmody was living in Prague and she now divides her time between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Australia and her travels abroad.

She has written many award-winning short stories and books for young people. The Gathering was a joint winner of the 1993 CBC Book of the Year Award and the 1994 Children's Literature Peace Prize, and her most recent book for younger readers, Billy Thunder and the Night Gate, was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 2001 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
Obernewtyn Chronicles
1. Obernewtyn (1987)
2. The Farseekers (1990)
3. Ashling (1995)
4. The Keeping Place (1999)
5. Wavesong (2008)
     aka The Stone Key
6. The Sending (2011)
7. The Waking Dragon (2015)
     aka The Red Queen
The Dark Road (2017)
1. Darkfall (1997)
2. Darksong (2002)
Gateway Trilogy
1. Billy Thunder and the Night Gate (2000)
     aka Night Gate
2. The Winter Door (1999)
3. Firecat's Dream (2005)
Obernewtyn Chronicles Omnibus
1. The Rebellion (2011)
2. The Seeker (2011)
3. The Dreamtrails (2012)
Kingdom of the Lost
1. The Red Wind (2013)
2. The Cloud Road (2013)
Series contributed to
Anthology series
Tales from the Tower (with Nan McNab)
1. The Wilful Eye (2011)
2. The Wicked Wood (2011)
Anthologies containing stories by Isobelle Carmody
Short stories
The Phoenix (1996)

Isobelle Carmody recommends
Ferren and the Angel (2003)
(Heaven And Earth Trilogy, book 1)
Richard Harland
"... a profoundly original fantasy..."
Awakening (2008)
(Twins of Saranthium, book 1)
Lara Morgan
"Lara is that rare find in fantasy, a skilled and original world-maker who can also create extraordinary, wonderfully realistic characters."
The One and Only Jack Chant (2014)
Rosie Borella
"Brave, compassionate and plain-spoken Amber is the best kind of heroine."
Lotus Blue (2017)
Cat Sparks
"Astonishingly rich in ideas and concepts and the world building is truly breathtaking in its breadth and originality. Lotus Blue is a revelation."

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