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ISOBELLE CARMODY

THE OBERNEWTYN CHRONICLES

Obernewtyn
The Farseekers
Ashling
The Keeping Place
Wavesong
The Stone Key
The Sending
The Red Queen

THE GATEWAY TRILOGY

Night Gate
Winter Door

LITTLE FUR

The Legend Begins
A Fox Called Sorrow
A Mystery of Wolves
Riddle of Green

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Wavesong
copyright © 2008 by Isobelle Carmody
The Stone Key
copyright © 2008 by Isobelle Carmody
Cover art and map copyright © 2008 by Penguin Group Australia

All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Bluefire, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. The works in this collection were originally published together in a slightly modified version by Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Camberwell, in 2008. Published here by arrangement with Penguin Group Australia, a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd.

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CONTENTS

Dedication

Dedication

C
HARACTER
L
IST

Angina:
Empath guilden and enhancer; twin brother of Miky

Ariel (aka H’rayka, the Destroyer):
sadistic enemy of Obernewtyn; distorted Talent; allied with the Herder Faction and Salamander

Atthis (aka oldOne):
Agyllian or Guanette bird; blind futureteller

Avra:
leader of the Beastguild; mountain mare; bond-mate to Gahltha

Blyss:
Empath guilder

Bram:
Sadorian tribal leader

Bruna:
Sadorian; daughter of Jakoby

Brydda Llewellyn (aka the Black Dog):
rebel leader

Calcasuus:
horse; companion of Jakoby

Cassy Duprey:
Beforetimer, later known as Kasanda

Ceirwan:
Farseeker guilden

Daffyd:
former Druid armsman; farseeker; brother to Jow; beloved of Gilaine; unguilded ally of Obernewtyn

Dameon:
blind Empath guildmaster

Dardelan:
rebel leader of Sutrium

Darius:
Twentyfamilies gypsy; beasthealer

Dell:
Futuretell guilden

Domick:
AWOL Coercer ward; former bondmate of Kella

Dragon:
powerful Empath guilder with coercive Talent; projects illusions

Druid (Henry Druid):
renegade Herder Faction priest and enemy of the Council; charismatic leader of a secret community that was destroyed in a firestorm; father of Gilaine; presumed dead

Elspeth Gordie (aka Innle, the Seeker):
Farseeker guildmistress; powerful farseeker, beastspeaker, and coercer, with limited futuretelling and psychokinetic Talent

Fian:
Teknoguild ward

Gahltha (aka Daywatcher):
Beast guilden; bondmate to Avra; a formidable black horse sworn to protect Elspeth

Garth:
Teknoguildmaster

Gavyn:
Beast empath; beasts call him adantar

Gevan:
Coercer guildmaster

Gilaine:
mute daughter of the Druid; farseeker bound to Lidgebaby; beloved of Daffyd; slave in the Red Queen’s land

Gilbert:
former armsman of Henry Druid

Grufyyd:
bondmate to Katlyn, father of Brydda

Gwynedd:
Norselander; rebel leader of Murmroth

Hannah Seraphim:
director of the Beforetime Reichler Clinic

Harwood:
powerful coercer

Helvar:
Norselander and shipmaster of the
Stormdancer

Iriny:
halfbreed gypsy; half sister to Swallow

Jacob Obernewtyn:
Beforetimer; wealthy patron of Hannah Seraphim

Jak:
teknoguilden; bondmate to Seely

Jakoby:
Sadorian tribal leader; mother of Bruna

Javo:
Obernewtyn’s head cook

Jik:
former Herder novice; Empath guilder with farseeking Talent; died in a firestorm

Jow:
former follower of the Druid; brother to Daffyd; beastspeaker

Kader:
Healer with empathy and farseeking Talent

Kasanda:
mystical leader of the Sadorians; left signs for the Seeker to help in her quest

Katlyn:
herb lorist living at Obernewtyn; bondmate to Grufyyd, mother of Brydda

Kella:
Healer guilden with slight empath Talent; former bondmate of Domick

Lark:
Norselander from Herder Isle; son of shipmaster Helvar

Lidgebaby:
powerful coercer-empath; an infant bound to the Druid’s Misfit followers at birth

Lina:
young, troublemaking beastspeaker

Linnet:
coercer-knight

Louis Larkin:
unTalented highlander; inhabitant of Obernewtyn; honorary Beastspeaking guilder

Malik:
traitor to the rebellion, allied with Herders

Maruman (aka Moonwatcher, Yelloweyes):
one-eyed cat prone to fits of futuretelling; Elspeth’s oldest friend

Maryon:
Futuretell guildmistress

Matthew:
Farseeker ward with deep probe abilities; slave in the Red Queen’s land

Merret:
powerful coercer with beastspeaking Talent

Miky:
Empath guilden; twin sister of Angina; gifted musician

Miryum:
AWOL leader of coercer-knights

Pavo:
Teknoguild ward; died of the rotting sickness

Powyrs:
rebel sea captain

Rasial:
white dog with powerful coercive abilities; second to Avra in Obernewtyn Beastguild

Reuvan:
rebel seaman from Aborium; Brydda’s right-hand man

Roland:
Healer guildmaster

Rushton:
Master of Obernewtyn; latent Talent

Salamander:
secretive, ruthless leader of the slave trade

Sallah:
rebel mare; companion to Brydda

Seely:
unTalented caretaker of Gavyn; stranded on west coast

Straaka:
Miryum’s Sadorian suitor, killed in the rebellion

Swallow:
Twentyfamilies D’rekta, or leader

Zarak:
Farseeker ward with beastspeaking Talent

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