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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View all 4 comments. They stay the night there, and Finnikin tells the story of how his father and Lady Beatriss of the Flatlands fell in love.

She was all confidence on the outside, removing a stray of thread on her cloak and flicking it aside. Finnikin chases after her, and he finds her confronted by a group of thieves.

Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens. All the secondary characters are well built, and as the story progresses you get more and more backstory and a feel for them as people, rather than just supporting characters.

Sir Topher tells Finnikin that the group must stay together, and so they go onto the ship. A witch put a curse on the land when the people turned against her religion and since that day some of the Kingdom was trapped inside the walls of the curse while others were trapped outside and cannot enter. The women kick ass and even the toughest of men have their weaknesses that only serve to endear us to them more.


She is largely of the mind that “the ends justify the means” and does whatever the hell she wants.

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He talks finnikinn fellow countrymen who had been trapped in the kingdom during the curse, and hears their stories. Finnikin is angered and frustrated by this, as he believes that Lumatere is lost forever and that the only hope for their exiles is a piece of land from Belegonia.

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll be saying it again: This wears the grown-up pants quite comfortably. But just like in the aforementioned “Friends” episode, the delicious-seeming finnjkin just did not produce a mind-blowing final product – to my utmost disappointment and sadness.

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I have to own all three before starting the first one. Families can talk about what drives Finnikin and his mentor to travel thd world for 10 years.

Finnikin of the Rock first edition cover. Finnikin wondered what it did to a man who once stood proud.

I’ll just use this space to ramble and hopefully it vinnikin some sort of coherency. After finishing it I was left speechless – Melina Marchetta has this effect on people. Together they make a plan to escape. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict. Finnikin is furious and wants to stop them, but Sir Topher snaps that he is putting her life at risk, and that stops Finnikin.


Here’s one of my favorite passages from Froi of the Exiles. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

All that I’ve felt while reading Jellicoe Road I felt again while reading this book, and these 2 stories are nothing alike. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He is described as a ‘skinny trog’ by Lucian. The river is crowded with the slave finnlkin from Sorel and their slaves.

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Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom finnikim under a terrible curse. Finally, what can I say about the writing apart from repeating how beautiful it is?

Overall, this was an interesting experience and I’m pretty sure High Fantasy people will love this. If not, then I’ll fill you in briefly: This makes Finnikin even more suspiscious of her, and he believes that she is no simple novice. Fjnnikin world building is amazing.