The Fareseekers reviewThe Farseekers is a novel written by Isobelle Carmody, the Australian writer responsible for her entertaining work in the fields of sci-fi and fantasy literature. The Farseekers novel comes as the second part of the Obernewtyn Chronicles, which holds a total of 7 books.
The series of novels cover a post-apocalyptic world, where a heroine with special powers fights a series of antagonist powers. Elspeth Gordie is the name of the young girl who rises against the Council and the Herder Faction, in a set that discusses many human social problems, from prejudice to discrimination.
In the novel the earth is attacked by the Great White. Mutants develop great mind powers and the Misfits are urged to hide from the rule of the Council in a refuge called Obernewtyn. Espeth is the only one that can stand against the forces of the dreaded Council. However, she cannot do it alone, so she is forced to seek help. The heroine is urged to go on a quest to find and rescue a powerful misfit able to aid her in defeating her enemies. Many perils await Espeth and her friends in the treacherous journey for salvation, and time is running out.
The book keeps things equally entertaining as the first one and is able to make the reader more interested with every page. The characters are very well built and the action evolves for Espeth Gordie and the many misfits from page to page with many adventures under hand. There are some known names, while a few new characters add even more value to the book and give it color.
The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody was first released in Australia in 1990, and the US and UK followed shortly. The book won the title of CBC Book of the Year and Honour Book in 1991.