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Finnikin of the Rock

Marchetta, Melina, 1965- (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Finnikin of the Rock
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Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.
Authors: Marchetta, Melina, 1965-
Statement of Responsibility: Melina Marchetta
Title: Finnikin of the rock
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Candlewick Press ed
Characteristics: 399 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Summary: Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
LCCN: 2009028046
ISBN: 0763643610
9780763643614
9780763652920
076365292X
Branch Call Number: FIC M
Research Call Number: JFE 11-1037
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For fans of Kristin Cashore’s novel Graceling, check out the epic Lumatere Chronicles trilogy this summer. Author Melina Marchetta writes about unforgettable characters with complicated and dark pasts who live in a fantasy world beset with brutality and turmoil. In the first book, meet Finnikin,... Read More »


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Apr 01, 2014
  • CuddleyBear rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read. Fantastic!

Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

outstanding but very very confusing

Dec 29, 2012
  • dixiedog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Finnikin of the Rock - Lumatere Chronicles – book 1 was an enjoyable book to read but I found it a little slow to start. I did have numerous great laughs while reading this book at the same time as I listened to the book on CD. It’s a great way to sit back and relax. I do however recommend that some of the humour is more appropriate for older teenage readers. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Aug 26, 2012
  • lindiwood rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finnikin of the Rock has one of the elements I love in YA fantasy: strong young people fulfilling their destinies in surprising ways. It also covers eternal themes that play out day after day around the (real) world, like violence against women, refugees and exiles from war, genocide, love and faith, and the inadequacy of seeing the world in black and white.

Aug 09, 2012
  • pink_armadillo_78 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've read a lot of fantasy books, and this one stands out as one of the best. The characters are so real and genuine, and the setting and events so realistic... it's nice to read a book where you really care about the characters and where what happens really MATTERS.

Jun 17, 2012
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Was not expecting the twist in the middle, thrilling book had me hooked from the start.

Jan 07, 2011
  • dblockniles rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a heart-wrenching fantasy epic. Finnikin lives in exile, kept out of his home country by a curse that sealed the kingdom behind an impenetrable wall. Now 19, he learns that he's been chosen to lead his people home. Finnikin and his fellow exiles all grapple with guilt and sorrow for the tragedy that befell their homeland 10 years earlier, and fear for what awaits them inside. This is one of the best YA novels of 2010.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Alma9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very nice. If you want a light fantasy, well written, well developed world, characters, everything... This is it. It's nice to see something like this book out.

Apr 12, 2010
  • Milady rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome! I have loved each of Melina Marchetta's books, and this one does not disappoint. Without giving anything away, here are the high lights: great character development, chemistry between characters, action, romance, and a great plot with depth.
Though the the main character is male I think that he is very easy to relate to. This is a classic that I think many will enjoy.

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Jun 20, 2014
  • ElieH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 05, 2014
  • CuddleyBear rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Dec 29, 2012
  • dixiedog rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: rape,and battles

Apr 25, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: rape

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Jun 19, 2012
  • Yellisa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sir Topher finally looked up. “Because any hope beyond that, my boy, would be too much. I feared we would drown in it.”
"Then I choose to drown,” Finnikin said. “In hope. Rather than float into nothing.

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