Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens. Read Common Sense Media’s Finnikin of the Rock review, age rating, and parents guide. But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the Land. Finnikin of the Rock. author: Melina Marchetta. series name: Lumatere Chronicles. Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the.

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Then we have Froi.

And my prayers were answered. Evanjalin lies, manipulates, and somewhat betrays everyone in her traveling party, even Finnikin, and everyone just accepts this and falls in love with her.

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The journey of Lumatere people who struggle to survive after their exile. I shutter to think the gigantic mistak Be prepared for the worst my love, for it lives next door to the best Words fail me, Yes.

I know many people found Evanjalin annoying, but imo, she was badass od full of surprises. Evanjalin of the Novices, who has the ability to walk through the dreams of Lumaterans trapped in their own land, claims to have walked through the dream of the heir, Balthazar.

As a story of a displaced, broken nation that fights to rebuild itself Finnikin of the Rock is almost without a flaw. And Lumatere is safe.

Rebecca Hill Long River Review. Evanjalin constantly keeps secrets thhe them: As Finnikin and Evanjalin travel back to Lumatere they are reunited with many loved ones. It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood … and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.


View all 3 comments. And the truth will test not only Finnikin’s faith in her.

The Lumatere Chronicles | Melina Marchetta

As per usual with Melina Marchetta, the characterization is flawless. Trevanion and Finnikin are shunned by the innkeeper because they are foreigners.

Finnikin realizes why Evanjalin wanted to walk by the river when he sees the thief from Sorel finnikiin the slaves for sale. Without you by my side. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Finnikin and his father fight the guards and manage to get out of the mines.

But then my opinion was forever changed by Megan Whalen Turner and her wonderful Queen’s Thief series.

I can say that is unique, and also not unique cause i know of only one story similar to this one called Tiganabut i wouldn’t call them the same. I laughed, cried and was just amazed by the complexity of the characters in the story Marchetta tells. What inspired the pledge that Finnikin made with his two best friends at the age of 9?

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I’ll let you with this quote – “Perhaps they would act as a deterrent. The thief says that he pawned it. Later, Moss takes the group to meet the rest of the Guard, who are staying in the inn. Later he realizes that he was annoyed that Evanjalin had taken charge.


On one day, he talks to the Priestking and Sir Topher. The women kick ass and even the toughest of men have their weaknesses that only serve to endear us to them more.

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She suddenly felt crowded. So whose prayer is more worthy? And i promise you, his story has so much to deliver. At the end of their journey, they learn that Prince Balthazar is not alive and Evanjalin was lying. Much later, Finnikin tells his father what occured at the main gate, and tells Trevanion how the assassins forced the rrock King to watch as they murdered and raped his wife and daughters.

He feels envy, lust, and rage, just as any human does. Finnikin decides to take the thief with them, for if they do not, the thief would come after them with a group of thieves. Naturally, this sort of thing isn’t a problem for an author like Melina Marchetta. I overheard the Mont lads say we should be rounded up and set aflame. This site uses Akismet finniikin reduce spam.

Finnikin then gets into a fight with a tall man who turns out to be Moss of the River, one of the former King’s guards.