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Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta
Finnikin of the Rock
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2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page.Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter... show more
2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page.Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin’s unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems — and the startling truth will test Finnikin’s faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780763652920 (076365292X)
ASIN: 076365292X
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
Series: Lumatere Chronicles (#1)
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lorenalee
lorenalee rated it
3.0 Finnikin of the Rock
I did like this book. I have to give it to her, Melina Marchetta is great at writing wonderful, in depth characters. There is a lot of info dumb in the beginning of the book, and Evanjalin did annoy me with her meddling ways. But I enjoyed the concept of the Lumatere people in exile, there are a lot...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it
5.0 Melina Marchetta "Finnikin of the Rock"
First things first. One thing i know after reading this book is the desperate need to have more ginger heroes. I mean look at them bumps. LOOK AT THEM!!! The story was unique, with a hard theme of war and suffering, intertwined with the severity of duty and obligation viewed trough two young mind...
Coffee2words
Coffee2words rated it
3.0 I will not be continuing on with the series...
This is the first of Melina Marchetta's books I've read, although I have seen 'Looking for Alibrandi' and I quite enjoyed it. Finnikin of the Rock was not special. It was cookie-cutter fantasy, with nothing new. It left me feeling flat, bored and rather underwhelmed. I enjoyed the world building, bu...
Coffee2words
Coffee2words rated it
3.0 Underwhelming, cookie-cutter fantasy with nothing original
This is the first of Melina Marchetta's books I've read, although I have seen 'Looking for Alibrandi' and I quite enjoyed it. Finnikin of the Rock was not special. It was cookie-cutter fantasy, with nothing new. It left me feeling flat, bored and rather underwhelmed. I enjoyed the world building, bu...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it
4.0 Finnikin of the Rock
Finally read this series after hearing about the author/this series a lot in various groups. I always meant to read it but just hadn't gotten to it yet. Overall I liked it. I think it did have some issues and was a bit on the anti-climatic side as stories go. Certain things did seem to come togeth...
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