Reviews of Metro Winds

Metro Winds is a collection of five short stories, each more enchanted than the last, and while the stories all have fantastical elements, the majority are set firmly in the real world. Carmody’s writing is full of beautiful, carefully crafted imagery. Lip Magazine
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Although there are subtle differences between place and style, the stories in Metro Winds explore the archetype of the quest through the lens of speculative fiction.” The Book Snitch
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“In this collection of short stories, Carmody, the queen of modern fantasy, creates a world of desire and transformation, the real and the not real.”-Reading Journal

“Isobelle Carmody, one of Australia’s best literary fantasy writers, is in top form with her six short stories in Metro Winds…The stories cover journeys and personal transformation.” – Canberra Times

“…stories slide deep into fantasy territory and, like fairytales, offer sharp insights into human behaviour”. – Herald Sun

“It’s a must for those with an interest in the literary end of fantasy fiction.” – The Age


Carmody has always been interested in reality’s intersection with imagination and parable; the challenge of modern society, and thus, the moral and ethical questions our modern lives pose, the philosophy of compassion.” InkAshlings
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This is a delicious selection of modern short-form fantasy. Once read, you will never go back to the wonder, strangeness and charm-deprived husks we thinks of as fairy tales.Courier Mail, Brisbane

A delight in all respects.Daily Telegraph, Sydney

“… Carmody always treats her readers with respect, and they will surely embrace Metro Winds with the same delight.” – Reading Time Magazine

This is a world of desire and transformation, the real and the not real, from the queen of modern fantasy.” – Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic
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