Froi of the Exiles
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Froi of the Exiles

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From master storyteller Melina Marchetta comes an exhilarating new fantasy springing from her celebrated epic, Finnikin of the Rock. Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home . . . or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds in its surreal royal court. Soon he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess in this barren and mysterious place. It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood . . . and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 593 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 48.26mm | 997.9g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Cambrudge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 1-COLOR
  • 0763647594
  • 9780763647599
  • 119,609

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Marchetta's close attention to detail slows the pace initially, as she lays out the boundaries and topography of her imagined world. But dedicated readers will be richly rewarded, as soon enough the tale is transformed into a lush tapestry in which each stitch is a nugget of history and each splash of color a rounded character that engages readers' emotions. The expertly crafted ending is designed to leave fans old and new waiting with keen anticipation for the next entry... Expect significant attention for this highbrow, high-fantasy sequel.--Booklist (starred review)Marchetta again demonstrates her fearlessness in exposing humanity at its ugliest, but also at its noblest, as her damaged characters struggle to rebuild their lives. The precipice on which Marchetta leaves readers will have them aching--but also terrified--to discover what comes next.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)For fans, this is a must-read; newcomers to Lumatere's story will dive in with enthusiasm.This epic has everything readers can ask for: great characters and a truly spectacular plot filled with romance, suspense, friendship and betrayal.--Kirkus Reviewsshow more

About Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Jellicoe Road, which won the Michael L. Printz Award; Saving Francesca, and its companion novel, The Piper's Son; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia, where Finnikin of the Rock, her first fantasy novel, won an Aurealis Award.show more

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13,726 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (4,052)
3 12% (1,583)
2 3% (439)
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