The Farseekers - Obernewtyn Chronicles 2 - Isobelle Carmody, book
  • I would recommend finding a solitary place to read this as some moments get emotional and you get invested in the characters’ losses and triumphs


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      Obernewtyn Chronicles Book 2 - “The Farseekers” - By Isobelle Carmody Genre - Fantasy/Science Fiction The plot of this novel follows from the end of the first book ‘Obernewtyn’. The misfits have seized control of the mountain property of Obernewtyn and the book follows the journey of Elspeth and a group of misfits as they travel down to find a mysterious misfit whose mind has registered on a modified beforetime machine. On this trip new characters and politics are introduced and the vision Elspeth had in the first book is elaborated on and the true plot

      of the series is revealed.

      This novel is a little darker than the last and we start to see the true legacy of the ‘Beforetimers’ – the radioactive residue and destruction of the balance of nature left by a society that mirrors the current times. The environmental warning of the story becomes clear and yet humanity seems to redeemed in a way with the discovery of the book storage, the knowledge contained within offers a chance to learn from mistakes an regain important information while they find both protected by the storage and protecting the storage their ...


      • new misfit who proves to be vital to the series.

        Unlike the previous book which primarily was about a girl’s struggle to find a place to be herself and fit in, ‘The Farseekers’ seems to be a cautionary tale to encourage awareness. The misfit Elspeth was still searching for a place to call her own throughout this book however she discovers that home was in front of her all along. This both shows us how you can be alone and different even when surrounded by many people who share a similar story to you, and it also

        reinforces the old adages “home is where the heart is” and “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”.

        This book is best suited to teen readers however all readers 14 and up will enjoy the journey – some more mature readers may get more out of this book than younger readers as when I reread this book at 20 years old I discovered more than my 15 year old self found it the story. I would recommend finding a solitary place to read this as some moments get emotional and you get invested in the characters’ losses and triumphs.


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