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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Evanjalin claims that they must go to the Rodk of Sorel, and Finnikin is aghast, for Sorel does not treat foreigners well. Some were contributed by fellow readers, and a lot were written by the fantastic Recaptains team.

User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Finnikin and his childhood friends honor their friendships, their people and those around them as equals, whether the same religion or culture or not.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Finnikin reaches Isaboe, who is being guarded by Aldron. WellI think that’s pretty clear that I loved this book, even if in some parts I felt a bit lost and wavering, especially in the third part which was a bit anticlimatic. Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home … or so he believes. What I mean by this is: Finnikin joins the Guard for training for the battle to retake Lumatere.

Her characters are witty with just the right amount of snark, which is my preferred method of communication. Recommendations of Note for the crafty ladies lnkproductions. To me, he was a bland and boring character. Evanjalin shocks him even more by replying in the Belegonian tongue.

As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance. He feels envy, lust, and rage, just as any human does. In the town of Sif, Trevanion and Finnikin talk to the Captain of the Myrinhall to ask him to let them join them on their journey through the mouth of the finni,in Yack. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted. About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. The POV and storyline kept jumping back and forth and gave me a headache. He could not believe anyone who heard such stories of wickedness would allow it to happen again.

I loved finnikij the characters. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to move me so much – a 4 stars – 4. For more of my reviews, please visit: You should remember my ocd in this department…. Sir Topher was tutor to the heir of Lumatere. You just won’t find so many different ethnicities living on such a small land mass, and even if this did somehow exist, they would eventually interbreed to the point where everyone would be a mix of everyone else.

Our faces are plain. The next day, Evanjalin is accused by Perri of lying about walking the sleep, and he demands to know what else she has been lying about. Lord August says yes. All the nuances of the narrative, plot lines that make Melina’s works so rich – there is a love story in which a couple struggle for the upper hand in their young relationship; there are scenes of friendship and loyalty; there are intricacies of the relationships between fathers and sons, respect, pride and competitiveness all tangled; there is a heartbreak of a love once powerful but now sullied by o of violence and abuse; there is an enemy, despicable and crass, finnioin now not reformed but changed; there are strong men and there are even stronger women.

But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict. They spend the night together, apart from the rest of the group.


In the following days, the group reaches Charyn. Right then, I knew this story was bound to sear my heart.

Finnikin of the Rock

I really liked this book, I am finding it hard to write a review on it though. What a very powerful scene. On one day, he talks to the Teh and Sir Topher. And somewhere in the middle a bit of magic happens.

Lucian, Balthazar, Isaboe, Tessadora, Serannona, each one of them has a story to tell. Evanjalin is a mystic of sorts and convinces Finnikin it is his quest to help her return a king to their people and help them break the curse and so our quest begins.

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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. It’s all I prayed for.

No, everything was presented in a bright and happy light simply as another adventure at the end of which Finnikin and friends would – of course!

On the other hand, in Lumatere sits an imposter king, terrorizing citizens. Because it will be their children who come to slaughter us one day, all because of the careless words passed down by their elders rofk meant no harm. I love her, she is just amazing and fantastic character. We dont understand kinship.

The journey of Lumatere people who struggle to survive after their exile. Finnikin then breaks down sobbing and Trevanion is unable to comfort him. Finnikin begins to trust Evanjalin. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.