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Elspeth once more is sent to the lowlands- but this time it is to secure an alliance with the rebel leaders. After an eventful journey in Sutrium, Elspeth travels with a group of misfits to Sador for an epic battle to see if there will be an alliance with the rebels against the repressive Council or not.
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The review of this Book prepared by Maddi

A young girl, Elspeth Gordie, finds herself sent to an isolated place where Misfits, people with magical power, live. She soon discovers that the owners of that place are searching the Misfits for a dark secret.
The review of this Book prepared by Vervian

The rescue of a gyspsy woman that is about to be burned at the stake leads to Elsepth having to find the woman's people within a week otherwise she will die as foretold. A meeting takes place with the Rebels who are plotting to overthrow the Council, resulting with the Misfits offering their talents for the cause, which they have to prove the worth of in a contest in the land of Sador. Elspeth learns more facts that will aid her in her quest to destroy the weapon machines that previously had caused a nuclear apocaplypse.
The review of this Book prepared by Sara

Elspeth Gordie is an orphan because her family were burnedfor sedition, she is a 'misfit' with amazing mental abilities and is sent to the misfit refuge Obernewtyn. While she is there Elspeth and friends discover an evil plot to overthrow their goverment.
The review of this Book prepared by Kate

Tor, Sep 2001, 26.95, 428 pp.
ISBN: 0312869568

    She has been expecting the summons forever, but Misfit Elspeth always hoped it would never come. Alas, the time arrives and she reluctantly starts her trek to forge an alliance between the paranormal Misfits and the rebels against the Council and the Herders, who want all Misfits dead.

    Elspeth's dreams demand she destroy the weapons of destruction left behind by the Beforetimers when they obliterated their world. However, her nocturnal visions remain mysteries to even her. Adding to her discomfit, the rebels have doubts about a coalition with the Misfits because the leadership thinks there are safer, better unions available to forge a stronger team. Can Elspeth obtain the cooperation the Misfits needed in their fight for survival and can she learn the secrets of her haunting dreams that propel her to leave her mountain home to risk everything including her life.

    ASHLING, the third book of Isobelle Carmody's powerful Obernewtyn Chronicles, is the strongest tale of a wonderful fantasy series. The story line moves quite a bit forward with the action remaining at the high peaks of the previous novels, but readers gain tremendous understanding of the charcaters, especially the lead heroine. Other cast members are also developed to a degree that allows the audience to fully understand the varying people and animals populating Obernewtyn. Fantasy fans have quite a treat with this superb entry that raises an already wonderful saga to much higher levels of quality.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Repressive society story    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Kind of series    -   Star Wars Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   discrim against people with mental powers Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   clairvoyant


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times    -   medium future 22-24th century    -   distant future A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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