Starscape, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765342676, 256pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2003
For Elspeth Gordie freedom is-like so much else after the Great White-a memory.
It was a time known as the Age of Chaos. In a final explosive flash everything was destroyed. The few who survived banded together and formed a Council for protection. But people like Elspeth-mysteriously born with powerful mental abilities-are feared by the Council and hunted down like animals...to be destroyed.
Her only hope for survival to is keep her power hidden. But is secrecy enough against the terrible power of the Council?
Isobelle Carmody is the eldest of eight children and grew up telling stories to her brothers and sisters to control them while her mother worked. She began the first book in the award winning Obernewtyn Chronicles when she was 14, and still at high school. The series has gone on to win or be shortlisted for many awards and she won both the prestigious Book of the Year and the coveted Peace Prize for her novel The Gathering. She has also won numerous awards for her short stories, including the Marcus Clarke award for The Monster Game and the Aurealis award for the title story to her collection Green Monkey Dreams. In recent years she has ventured into picture book territory with her graphic novel Dreamwalker. She lives on the dramatic Great Oean Road in Australia with her daughter and partner, and spends every alternate year in Prague in Central Europe. She is currently working on the final book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.
"A promising new series." --Publishers Weekly
"A major work of fantastic imagination. Through the breadth of her vision, the depth of her characters, and the strength of her language, Carmody has created a world completely realized in all its details and completely persuasive." --Lloyd Alexander
"A brave, multi-talented girl, her interesting friends, and animal characters with minds of their own-this book is a dream date for me." --Tamora Pierce
"A thought-provoking tale of courage and sacrifice." --Library Journal