Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles Series)

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles Series)

by Melina Marchetta

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Overview

2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page.

Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin’s unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems — and the startling truth will test Finnikin’s faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763652920
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Series: Lumatere Chronicles Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 168,407
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Medal winner, Saving Francesca, and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia, where Finnikin of the Rock, her first fantasy novel, won an Aurealis Award.

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