Reviews of Keeping Place, the (1999)
Review by datovs (2013-03-03)
The fourth installment of the Obernewtyn Chronicles; The Keeping Place, is the first book where the misfits of Obernewtyn truly absorb themselves into a matter outside of their comfort zone; the rebellion. Although forced, they lend a hand in the rebellion and force a presence amongst the untalented. Although somewhat uneventful, the first half of the book has the most substance, whilst the second half has the rebellion, but poorly executed. All twists and exposes are predictable and lack real subtlety or depth. Isobelle Carmody shows she has a knack for plot devices, but not the right frame of wording nor structure. The book maintains with the rest of the series thus far, and consequently is still entertaining.
(This review refers to the 1999 version titled “The Keeping Place”)