Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock

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A gripping, beautifully woven fantasy about a broken kingdom and a blossoming romance.

Ten years after he pledges an oath in blood to protect Lumatere, Finnikin's cursed kingdom is at the mercy of a murderous imposter. He and his mentor must enlist the help of Evanjalin, an enigmatic young woman who claims the heir to the throne still lives. As Finnikin fights for the truth, he must also contend with the growing intensity of his own feelings for her. The first in the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy, this is a fast-paced, compelling read that will engross the most discerning of fantasy fans, along with newcomers to the genre.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 409g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406355895
  • 9781406355895
  • 76,301

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Readers will be rewarded by a shining story of romance, adventure in all of its gritty realism, and high ideals. (Starred Review) * School Library Journal * Filled with questions about the impact of exile and the human need to belong, this standout fantasy quickly reveals that its real magic lies in its accomplished writing. (Starred Review) * Booklist * Standard fantasy characters people this book, but they develop in surprising, non-stock way... Fantasy readers will enjoy the rousing and complex plot, filled with political intrigue and frequent red herrings and dotted with abductions, arrests and close escapes from a variety of dangers. * Kirkus Reviews * Magic, romance, intrigue, and adventure all play their parts as this dense, intricate epic unfolds, and flawed, memorable heroes fight for their kingdom's redemption. (Starred Review) * Publishers Weekly *
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About Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Jellicoe Road, which won the Michael L. Printz medal. Her other titles include Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son and Looking for Alibrandi. Finnikin of the Rock is the first in The Lumatere Chronicles, her epic fantasy trilogy, and has won the 2009 Aurealis award for best YA novel. She lives in Australia.

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38,282 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 38% (14,490)
4 32% (12,356)
3 18% (6,876)
2 7% (2,589)
1 5% (1,971)
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