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Yeah, the short few pages at the beginning of the book that tells a cryptic, confusing, but creative tale of three boys making a blood oath, seriously captivated me.

Someone is bound to lose hair over that: This is a fantasy that is not drowned in clunky, pages long world-building, this is a book about people. Coming to the characters There is not enough feeling of a lot being at stake, it lacks danger marchrtta excitement.

At other times, talking of sexual abuse seems to be normal and the characters are unabashed about it. And then the girl he will eventually love is traveling with is staying in the same ve. The journey of Lumatere people who struggle to survive after their exile.

View all 29 comments. This story is about a country called Lumaterenow cursed land which doesn’t allow anyone to enter or to leave.

And the war leaders great battl I wanted to like this book more than I did. See all 9 questions about Finnikin of the Rock….

And Marchetta tries to be mysterious as she reveals the details of how this fantasy world works. Melina Marchetta was born in Sydney Finniiin. I read for pleasure and entertainment mostly and so I got this book because it was rated so well here and on audible and I hadn’t read a good fantasy for a while In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.


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New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. As a story of a displaced, broken nation that fights to rebuild itself Finnikin of the Rock is almost without a flaw. I feared we would drown in it. I overheard the Mont lads say we should be rounded up and set aflame.

I would be lying if I said I loved this. Fairly generic-seeming fantasy, mostly male characters, lots of Things Happening, really badly written dialogue, and very annoying gender stuff. It annoyed me to no end. The plot twists are tear jerkingly gorgeous. What’s the Name o And gosh it was fucking magical! Finniiin found it rather interesting and full of events from the very first page and this was a very pleasant surprise.

I’m tired of picking up a high fantasy novel and spending the book asking “Why am I supposed to care? I need to respect the hero to care what happens to him. Five chapters in I knew what the big plot twist would be. If initially I gave this a 4. I felt like the author didn’t describe much about him, despite the marfhetta that the entire story is told from his view in third person.

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How do I find a book? Kings and rulers — Fiction. The flow of her prose was pretty rough, awkward, and stilted. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to move me so much – and yeah, I realized pretty fast what a fool I’d been to underestimate Melina Marchetta’s ability to take my heart and squeeze it.

Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January About a people, the Lumaterans, losing their national identity and fighting to get it back, about a man who’s been imprisoned for 10 years and has lost his identity, about a girl who is concealing hers to save her country and about a boy who really doesn’t know who dde is. Can’t wait to move doca book two finnikim find out more about his story.


He was okay, but extremely bland and boring.

Though make no mistake, the romance was good and there were more than one occasion when I felt some swelling in my heart over characters being reunited and truths being revealed. It’s very rich in detail. I shutter to think the gigantic mistake that I would have made if I had DNF this thing of beauty to early.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (1 star ratings)

It’s a fantasy book. I couldn’t get enough of the world building and I found the story line to be sufficiently solid to leave me wanting more. Marchetta skillfully wrapped up Lumatere Chronicles. As a matter of fact, this is where, I met one of my favorite female characters, Phaedra. Nevertheless, I still think this is underrated and excellent YA fantasy novel. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. There really is so much to rave about I feel like I’ve already wasted enough mental energy slogging through scene after unnecessary scene of melodramatic dialog and sweeping generalizations in place of compelling content.

All the secondary characters are well built, and as the story progresses you get more and more backstory and a feel for them as people, rather than just supporting characters. At least a few more explanations about the world and the countries of it and the characters would have been nice. Hardcoverpages. Preview — Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. How does that tiny country not get overrun?

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