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Second Edition Penguin Cover
AuthorIsobelle Carmody
SeriesObernewtyn Chronicles
GenreFantasy, Science fiction, Post-apocalyptic fiction
PublisherPenguin Books
Publication date
February 1995
Media typePrint (paperback)
Preceded byThe Farseekers 
Followed byThe Keeping Place 

Ashling is the third book in the Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody.


The powerful Misfit Elspeth is sent to Sutrium, the seat of the ruling totalitarian Council, to seal and alliance between the secret community at Obernewtyn and the rebel forces. Yet her journey takes her far beyond the borders of the Land, across the sea into the heart of the mysterious desert region, Sador. There she seeks help to destroy the weaponmachines but before her dark quest can begin, she must learn the truth of her dream: why the Beforetimers destroyed their world...[1]


Awards and Nominations[edit]

In 1996, Ashling was shortlisted for "Young Adult Novel" in the Aurealis Award.[2]

Publication history[edit]

Single Book Publications:[3][4][5]

Year Country Publisher Media Type Cover Designer Pages ISBN
1995 AUS Viking Books Paperback Connell Lee 521 9780670853571
1996 UK Puffin Books Paperback 521 9780140368246
1997 AUS Penguin Books Paperback Miles Lowrey, Ellie Exarchos 522 0-14-027151-1
2001 US Tor Books Hardcover Donato Giancola 428 0-312-86956-8
2002 US Tor Books Paperback 467 0-812-58424-4
2003 US Starscape Paperback Tristan Elwell 467 0-765-34622-2
2007 AUS Penguin Books Paperback Les Petersen 524 9780140271515
2008 US Random House Paperback 496 9780375857690
2011 UK Bloomsbury Publishing Paperback 544 9781408806968

Combined Volumes:[3]

Year Country Title Publisher Media Type Cover Designer Pages ISBN
2002 AUS The Obernewtyn Chronicles (Books 1-3) Penguin Books Paperback Miles Lowrey 1078 9780734305022
2012 US The Dreamtrails (Book 3&4) Bluefire Paperback Les Petersen 928 9780307932198


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  2. ^ Mark R. Kelly. "Index of Literary Nominees". The LOCUS Index to Science-Fiction Awards. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Bibliography: Ashling". The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  4. ^ Cathy Larsen. "Concept roughs for the Obernewtyn series" (PDF). Penguin Books. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Ashling-Isobelle Carmody". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 18 September 2011.

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