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My dreams say to do this. No, nothing like that – even if we are faced with prison mines, a battlefield, a refugee camp plagued by deathly illness. The flow of her prose was pretty rough, awkward, and stilted.

I read for enjoyment. Froi is my son finnioin I love him sm and I can’t wait to read his story. In a bold departure from her acclaimed contemporary novels, Printz Medalist Melina Marchetta has crafted an epic fantasy of ancient magic, feudal intrigue, romance, and bloodshed that will rivet you from the first page. Now I know she can also deliver full-detailed settings.

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Crazy for Young A This went well past “I don’t care about any of these people” territory into the realm of “I wish all these people would fall off a cliff. I know lots of people love Marchetta, but in this book lots of people love Evanjalin too, mekina I think in both instances I’m just not drinking the right Kool-aid.

So many friends who love the same books as I do are huge fans of this one and kept saying I would love it, buuuuut And gosh it was fucking magical! This is likely my last chance I’m giving her, because I normally like marcheta so much more than contemporary, and this one had almost as many issues for me as Francesca did. He’s constantly questioning everyone, getting into fights, manhandling the female protagonist more on this laterand complaining about the smallest things.


Also, you can’t do this next thing without me, suckas. Yup, I said it. Maps on pages [10] and [11]. But then felt bad because he was just an ignorant thief who hadn’t been told not to rape, so they rescue him back and then it’s like no big deal – nothing happened. There are so many wonderful characters and all of them were so well done Can’t wait to move unto book two to find out more about his story. I don’t even have strong enough opinions about this book to dislike it!

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I nelina to think the gigantic marcheetta Be prepared for the worst my love, for it lives next door to the best Words fail me, Yes. Naturally, I did exactly as she said because when the Boss Lady gets bitchy, you don’t ask questions. I should have known from the title of the book that this is about Finnikin, the son of the Capaion of the King’s Guard, not Balthazar.

Lumatere Chronicles 3 books. And almost worse, his father does the same thing, which doesn’t help me respect the King’s Guard either.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to move me so much – a 4 stars – 4. It tells enough of the story without being obvious or unnecessary, and it always fits the characterization well.

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Additionally, the pace was quite slow; and the story is told from multiple POVs -and I just felt like when I was finally connecting meilna Finnikin or Evanjalin. I feel confident enough to say that she is one of the very best modern writers in any genre.


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Brilliantly written I highly recommend this fantasy to any Lord of the Rings fan. That’s just not the kind of stuff I like to read. I honestly didn’t feel like there was anything to like about this book. The Royal family of the Lumineers was slaughtered and an Imposter King sits on the throne.

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And the answer is, of course not. Evanjalin is a mystic of sorts and convinces Finnikin it is his quest dee help her return a king to their people and help them break the curse and so our quest begins. It began with royal family being slayed, and with witch cursing the land in her dying moments.

Ahh, the female protagonist. Full of adventure, wonderful story telling, highly developed characters and a mystery that will have you wanting more, Finnikan of the Rock is marchettx a winner. To ask other readers questions about Finnikin of the Rockplease sign up. When is it going to end? We dont understand kinship. Now they sat in silence and relied on their children to translate for them as if they were helpless babes.

The innocent minority burned at the stake? Dear Finnikin of the Rockwhat happened? And my heart was in my throat. So many different countries and people with strange, non-normal names.

The sequel, Froi of the Exiles is quite difficult to rate.