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Publisher's Summary

The second instalment in the best-selling Obernewtyn series.

Since their takeover of Obernewtyn, the secret community of Misfits has flourished, protected by their remoteness. Led by Elspeth Gordie, whose extraordinary powers set her apart even among her Misfit friends, an expedition sets out to rescue a powerful Misfit in a distant part of the Land.

Only she knows the enormity of their task. But for her there is yet another challenge, as she must fulfil her vow to find and dismantle the dormant death weapons left by the Beforetimers.

©1990 Isobelle Carmody (P)2016 Bolinda

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A quest with mind talents.

This was a really fun listen. It's classic YA distopian fantasy, Elspeth is on a quest to save her band of talented Misfits. It has likeable characters, an absorbing plot and the author does a good job of the narration. This was a favorite book of mine as a teenager and I really enjoyed revisiting it as an audiobook.

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  • Simon
  • 04-11-18

Brilliant second book

This is book 2 in the Obernewtyn series and it is highly recommended that you read book 1 first as this carries on from it without much introduction.

The book is set two years after the end of book 1 with elspeth having to visit the downlands to rescue a misfit.

The book itself is a really good read and the audio book is brilliantly narrated by the author isobelle herself

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  • Deborah
  • 03-23-18

Great storyline but characters and relationships lacking

I thought the storyline was great however the characters lack depth and relationships between characters are extremely superficial. For this reason I found it hard to really get into this book. On top of that, to me this series seems more like one book, split up into a series which of course ends up costing triple (I think there are three in the series??) the amount of money. The narrator was ok but a little monotone. I wont be buying book three.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-17

great

author does a fantastic job of reading this book. this second instalment in the obernewtyn chronicles progresses this world quite well

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  • Amber Smeenk
  • 06-07-17

can't get through this book.

didn't much get into the first book either but struggled through and as it came highly recommended by a friend I thought I'd try book two but am returning it. can't feel any link with the characters. not sure if it's the reader or the book...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-17

Fantastic Listen

Isabelle Carmody not only captures the characters of the people she writes about, but the voices too. This is an entertaining audiobook, I like her "highlander" accents. I'm enjoying the story of Obernewtyn immensely