Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens. Read Common Sense Media’s Finnikin of the Rock review, age rating, and parents guide. But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the Land. Finnikin of the Rock. author: Melina Marchetta. series name: Lumatere Chronicles. Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the.

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They count the number of Lumateran refugee camps there are in Skuldenore and discuss the Charynites’ role in the murders of the royal family. Later, they travel to a town in Sarnak. Naturally, this sort of thing isn’t a problem for an author like Melina Marchetta. Full review to come.

He tells her of his life as a child in Lumatere, and stories of the royal family. Melina Marchetta is captivating author. People whose country is torn into pieces, people exiled from their homeland, lost, damaged, abused men, women and children. As the Myrinhall sails down the river Yack, the ship is attacked by the Southern Yut warriors. If you find our site useful, please consider supporting us by tbe a coffee!

It’s difficult to pick a favourite character when they are all so well developed, and also difficult to pick a favourite part of the novel when it’s full of some of the best-written action, adventure and romance scenes. Maybe it’s simply because I had read thr before, and as I made my way through it a second time I started to remember things and there wasn’t that initial reaction to be surprised or delighted by. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. There is not enough feeling of a lot being at stake, it lacks danger and excitement.


They discover a group of Lumateran exiles being held captive by the Charyn army, and they rescue them with help from Lucian of the Monts and his kin. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Immediately he resents Evanjalin, and is annoyed when Sir Topher agrees to take Evanjalin with them when they leave Sendecane. Melina Marchetta Fantasy finikin It w I proclaim this is the year, I fell in love with Melina Marchetta.

What I mean by this finniikn And then, there is a prophecy of heir who will return to break the curse. So while I would never in a million years even LOOK thr this book horrible cover I know that I need to read everything she has written without prejudice.

Finnikin and Trevanion shoot back at the Yuts as the crew try to turn the ship around. View all 16 comments. This is not a review. Finnikin wakes from his sleep after hearing the name ‘Balthazar’ whispered while he was sleeping.

It is a condemnation of war and of its horrors, it denounces persecutions for political, ethnic or religious reasons, it opens a window on people, at any latitude and climate, whose dignity has been taken away together with their homeland.

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. I think there is a difference between a strong female character who is able to be a tough leader – and a bratty liar who is worshiped, for no apparent reason, by everyone she comes in contact with. Both loveable and detestable.

Such hope and unity. Anyway, I was more than willing to overlook the flaws – I do that all the time, in the countless books that I love. He agrees to become Isaboe’s King on the condition that he meets with the Prince of Osteria when he visits, and they declare war on Charyn without involving Belegonia.

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She was tired of feeling helpless all the time. Marchetta deftly established the cultural background, significance, and differences of each dinnikin.


The group go to Lord August’s home in Belegonia to ask for his aid in reclaiming Lumatere. Trevanion and Finnikin meet up with Sir Topher, Evanjalin and Froi to find that neither of them could find lodgings.

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Refresh and try again. The group arrive in Pietrodore. But I eventually did. Wake me up when it’s over. The spiritual damage done by war and hate are discussed in ethical ways that do not disregard human nature but also do not diminish it or excuse it. Gift from Alexa – Thank you!! The Royal family of the Lumineers roci slaughtered and an Imposter King sits on the throne.

She freely confesses that Balthazar, the heir to Lumatere, is dead, and always has been. Rofk only there is a heir left in the world.

I know many people found Evanjalin annoying, but imo, she was badass and full of surprises. This makes Finnikin even more suspiscious of her, and he believes that she is no simple novice.

It’s got quite a bit of violence, mention of rape, and later books in the …more It’s marketed as YA but is almost as mature as Game of Thrones.

Finnikin walks away, shocked, his hand over his mouth. But Evanjalin is not what she seems. Like I was watching them from afar. Lucian and Finnikin follow Perri and Trevanion across the river to the Charyn army’s barracks, wanting to help rescue Froi.

Together they make a plan to escape.