Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles Series)

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles Series)

by Melina Marchetta

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ISBN-13: 9780763662608
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Series: Lumatere Chronicles Series
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 552,014
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile: HL770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Jellicoe Road, which won the Michael L. Printz Award; Saving Francesca, and its companion novel, The Piper's Son; 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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Marchetta again demonstrates her fearlessness in exposing humanity at its ugliest, but also at its noblest, as her damaged characters struggle to rebuild their lives. The precipice on which Marchetta leaves readers will have them aching—but also terrified—to discover what comes next.
—Publishers Weekly

In this impressive companion to FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, the focalization shifts from Finn to Froi (perhaps the most intriguing member of the first book’s superb supporting cast), enabling Marchetta to explore the political machinations working beyond Lumatere and to examine human interactions... Where Finnikin was about the reclamation of something lost, Froi’s story is about the building of something new in the wake of physical and sexual trauma at both an individual and societal level. Fans of the first book are no doubt expecting to be challenged by its sequel, and they will not be disappointed by this thrilling, romantic, and utterly unforgettable tale.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Marchetta's close attention to detail slows the pace initially, as she lays out the boundaries and topography of her imagined world. But dedicated readers will be richly rewarded, as soon enough the tale is transformed into a lush tapestry in which each stitch is a nugget of history and each splash of color a rounded character that engages readers' emotions. The expertly crafted ending is designed to leave fans old and new waiting with keen anticipation for the next entry... Expect significant attention for this highbrow, high-fantasy sequel.
—Booklist

This intricately plotted novel has richly drawn and well-developed characters. This is Marchetta’s strength. She is truly a master of formal, stylized high fantasy. . . The characters and their conflicts, particularly Quintana—one of the most fascinating characters in the fantasy genre—will keep readers glued to this absorbing sequel. Recommend this book to fans of fantasy authors Christopher Paolini or Megan Whalen Turner.
—VOYA

From the Publisher

Marchetta again demonstrates her fearlessness in exposing humanity at its ugliest, but also at its noblest, as her damaged characters struggle to rebuild their lives. The precipice on which Marchetta leaves readers will have them aching—but also terrified—to discover what comes next.
—Publishers Weekly

In this impressive companion to FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, the focalization shifts from Finn to Froi (perhaps the most intriguing member of the first book’s superb supporting cast), enabling Marchetta to explore the political machinations working beyond Lumatere and to examine human interactions... Where Finnikin was about the reclamation of something lost, Froi’s story is about the building of something new in the wake of physical and sexual trauma at both an individual and societal level. Fans of the first book are no doubt expecting to be challenged by its sequel, and they will not be disappointed by this thrilling, romantic, and utterly unforgettable tale.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Marchetta's close attention to detail slows the pace initially, as she lays out the boundaries and topography of her imagined world. But dedicated readers will be richly rewarded, as soon enough the tale is transformed into a lush tapestry in which each stitch is a nugget of history and each splash of color a rounded character that engages readers' emotions. The expertly crafted ending is designed to leave fans old and new waiting with keen anticipation for the next entry... Expect significant attention for this highbrow, high-fantasy sequel.
—Booklist

This intricately plotted novel has richly drawn and well-developed characters. This is Marchetta’s strength. She is truly a master of formal, stylized high fantasy. . . The characters and their conflicts, particularly Quintana—one of the most fascinating characters in the fantasy genre—will keep readers glued to this absorbing sequel. Recommend this book to fans of fantasy authors Christopher Paolini or Megan Whalen Turner.
—VOYA

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Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
bookittyblog More than 1 year ago
Once again Melina Marchetta blew my mind away. When I heard that she was going to write the second book in the Lumatere Chronicles with Froi as the main character I was I little surprised. Froi wasn't a very likable character in Finnickin of the Rock until the last part of the book. But if someone can take a character from zero to hero is Marchetta. And Froi is my new favorite hero. I was fascinated with all her new characters. My favorite was Quintana. She was just WOW. Everything about her was beautifully insane. I'm talking inner beauty because Marchetta lets us know that Quintana is not that pretty. Another awesome thing about Froi of the Exiles is that it has different points of view, including several people from Lumatere. So while I knew what was going on in Charyn with Froi, I got a glimpse of what was going on in Lumatere. Everything about Froi of the Exiles was amazing including the ending.
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SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down.  
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RozetteKR More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. Melina Marchetta has written it so well, tying in so many complex plot threads and making each character individual and unique. It is a young abult book, but it reads like an adult, which not only makes it enjoyable for any age, but also leaves the reader feeling respected and not like they are being told what is happening- they are experiencing it right along with the characters. Highly recomended!
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I recommend it.
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This book is deep and meaningful, just as was Finnikin of the Rock. It delves into the darker aspects of a desperate society, aspects that a lesser author would gracefully avoid. The book is exceptionally written and filled with unexpected twists. I loved it, and cannot wait for the next in the series. This novel has earned my highest reccomendation. 
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Great book.
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A well written story..will keep you entertained
BeerandeyeBG More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic extension of the first book in the series. There is so much character development and such an interesting plot. Very different from most other YA books. I absolutely recomment this series!
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supernaturalover More than 1 year ago
Melina Marchetta is an Excellent story teller. It took me a week to read this book because I kept going over the same lines. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me smile alot. Her books just keep getting better.
bookchelle More than 1 year ago
Melina Marchetta is one of my top 5 favorite authors. If it weren’t for a few nostalgia/growing up loyalty reasons, she would probably be my favorite author. With Froi of the Exiles, the follow-up story to Finnikin of the Rock, I saw the depth of emotion and turmoil that Marchetta brought me to. I saw more of her talent that I never knew existed. And, above all else, I learned more about a world that I desperately wish existed. I won’t write much about the details of Froi of the Exiles. I won’t write any specifics to spoil anything just in case you haven’t read Finnikin of the Rock or any other Marchetta story. And if you haven’t yet, please fix this immediately. You will not be disappointed at all. Trust me. Froi wasn’t someone who I immediately connected with, in Finnikin of the Rock. I was hesitant to accept him as a part of a cast that I was already so in love with. But Froi surprised me so much in this book. He matured into this young man with intense personal thought and deep emotional feelings. I respected his actions, and through them I understood who he is and who he will become to be. Froi was a great hero. He really showed me perseverance and determination, all while struggling with his on emotions and conscience. I love him. The characterization is superb. There are very few who develop and nurture characters as well as Marchetta does. I was perplexed with how Marchetta managed to reveal plots like layers of onions. Each word wasn’t written without purpose and meaning, and it was all flawlessly done in a cohesive way. Marchetta brought these characters to darkness. I know that the theme of Finnikin was a little dark also, but with Froi of the Exiles, she really brought out the evil and creepy. Lumatere and its neighboring lands are more than just words on a page. For me, Marchetta did more than just develop these places for the imagination. Instead, she created a world to be lived in. Each place, each tree, and each ounce of air was a part of an amazing imaginary experience. It was realistic and memorable, making a mark in my imaginary world map. How can I not love Charyn? It has its own magic and appeal, and with the time spent there, it erased all of my preconceived notions and took away all the pain that I felt from Finnikin. Froi of the Exiles is written in a third person perspective, and it was perfect for the story. Marchetta tells the tale through the eyes of each character so seamlessly that I almost didn’t notice the switch. There is an exciting thrill factor that I anticipated with each passing sentence. This fantasy structured story wowed me. I love the writing. It’s like her words are like friends, telling you a familiar tale that has been told before. Marchetta is a literary genius. When I read one of her stories, they really last in your memories. I’ve had Froi on my mind for a week now, and I don’t think this is going away any time soon. I’ve read Finnikin several times now, and I’m sure that will be the same for Froi of the Exiles. I highly urge you to read Froi, Finnikin, and the Lumatere Chronicles. You really won’t regret it.
bethorne More than 1 year ago
Fantastic. No one writes like Marchetta.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. Even better then the first book. I could not put it down and had read the entire book within a day. After reading it so fast i wished that i hadnt because it was so amazing. Cannot wait for the next book in the series. This is a must read!!!!