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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Finally, my co-blogger, Kat Kennedyshook me fiercely and demanded I get off my ass and head to my local library. The words mass graves and ethnical cleansing are words which will be stuck in your throat during some passages of this book and I dare you not feel compassionate for the Lumateran people.

Apr 23, Kristalia rated it it was amazing Recommended to Kristalia by: Although frankly, I ought to beat you with a stick…. Then Trevanion announces his intention to take back Lumatere, and a celebration ensues. And that their cursed roci will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. Judging by the other books from this author I had one fear – I thought that the beginning was supposed to be slow, but that was not the case.

But when he is told that the heir to the throne is still alive they must follow a young woman, Evanjalin, in order to reach the prince. I commend her, too. Sincethe website currently has compiled over recaps for over series. The group is forced to spend the night in the river water because the Yuts have them surrounded. Mystery, young love, great family relationships, unusual cultures, and compelling characters combine to create an epic that will be read repeatedly by fantasy lovers and will hook other readers with its interplay of darkness and light.

How their clothing and land looks like. Finnikon bonding, history, family.

She tells him to return home to the palace, and gives him a parcel to give to Lady Beatriss. Melissa Harley Bear Book Blog. As Serannonna burned, she cursed Lumatere and her words caused the earth to crack in half for a time.


Nevertheless, I still think this is underrated and excellent YA fantasy novel.

Recaptains » Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

I loved how his character grew throughout this book. I’ve been thinking about this for a while. After finishing it I was left speechless – Melina Marchetta has this effect on people. Finnikin is a ripping fantastical adventure. They fight the thieves, and Finnikin is surprised and suspicious of the ease with which Evanjalin attacks the thieves using his father’s sword.

Return to Book Page. Finnikin wakes Isaboe, so finnjkin she may hear the Priestking’s song. Our faces are plain.

One day after practice, Evanjalin questions whether Finnikin is really meant to be in the King’s Guard. Finnikin — the protagonist of the story. To ask other readers questions about Finnikin of the Rockplease sign up. 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.

The Lumatere Chronicles | Melina Marchetta

You seemed to have the whole package, after all. Zen and the Art of Post-Apocalyptic Survival. All that I’ve felt while reading Jellicoe Road I felt again while reading this book, and these 2 stories are nothing alike. However, after a conversation with Evanjalin in which she finnikinn her gift of walking the sleep and why she believes they should return to Lumatere, Trevanion is convinced and decides to return to Lumatere, but says that first he must find his Guard who he believes are living in one of the rock villages in Yutlind.

I finniki appreciate characters who make you want to stand up and right the wrongs in the world, and Evanjalin’s fierce determination did just that for me.

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. We dont understand kinship. Finnikin is furious and wants to stop them, but Sir Topher snaps that he is putting her life at risk, and that stops Finnikin.

To me, he was a bland and boring character. Sep 11, Maureen rated it really liked it. The world is intricate, the lore well thought out and the overall story line was fantastic.


The Lumatere Chronicles

When rick father was training, Finnikin was looked after in the Rock Village by his Aunt Celestina, his mother’s aunt. Evanjalin — A novice of the goddess Lagrami who joins Finnikin and his guardian Sir Topher on their quest to build a second Lumatere. They demand to know who is the one among them who has been claiming that he is the heir to Lumatere.

Whenever I write a review of a Melina Marchetta book, I risk sounding like the same old broken record They come to an exile camp and a man tells them that Lord August wants Finnikin and Sir Topher to travel to Belegonia. What are their traditions and vital livelihood, the color of their skin and more. When Finnikin, Sir Topher finnikij Trevanion hear of the poisoning of the Impostor King and his men, they immediately finnikjn Tesadora and visit her where she is staying in the Sagrami cloister near the border of Sendecane.

Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. Perri tells Finnikin that if he does not return from Isaboe with a title, he will drop Finnikin on the head like he used to do accidently when Finnikin was a baby. Really, I’m in awe of this author for her ability to create characters so real. As Finnikin and Evanjalin travel back to Lumatere they are reunited with many loved ones.

It felt like someone was telling you a story of Lumatere What inspired their culture to raise their children to hold such devotion to their country? The plight of the Lumaterans greatly outweighed my interest over the romance, if you can believe it. Finnikin finds Evanjalin and the thief in an alley, and confronts the thief about Evanjalin’s ring. It was beautifully written, filled with remarkable characters and gripping plot.