Sunday, April 18, 2010

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

It has been ten long years since the kingdom of Lumatere was cursed and taken over by an imposter king. Many Lumaterans are living in exile across the land of Skulendore. Finnikin is the son of the former Captain of the Guard. He travels between exile camps looking to help his people come together when he finds a novice who claims that she can bring their people home and replace the rightful heir to the throne.

Marchetta writes with striking emotion about love of country, family, and friendship. Fans of Graceling will love this book and while it is Marchetta’s first fantasy novel, we can only hope it won’t be her last. This is definitely the best book I have read so far this year.

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