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That could have been a source of quite a bit of a story development – but no, it’s kinda there and then shrugged off. We cry too much. The characters are so well defined, the story is so complex Sadly, I don’t think there’s a country in the world which doesn’t have its refugee, somehow, and yeah, sure, we could argue that their country didn’t disappear magically like Lumatere – no, war and poverty and corruption and selfishness did it.

Our bread is tasteless. Her first novel, Looking For Alibrandi was awarded the Children’s Book Council of Australia award in and her second novel, Saving Francesca won the same award in I hate travel stories.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere. See all 9 questions about Finnikin of the Rockā€¦. I’m travelling through her words, confident, conceited even, until I come across a sentence which breaks my heart.


It was a little overhyped for me I blame you, heist crew friends but I really enjoyed it besides that. It wasn’t anything original, typical, my-kingdom-has-fallen-and-someone-claims-the-real-kin 3. As it stands, I found her rather unlikable and the other characters naive.

Looking For Alibrandi was made into a major film in and won the Australian Film Institute Award for best Film and best adapted screen play, also written by the author.

I would heartily recommend Lumatere Chronicles to readers who are looking for a classic high melins book. To finnikij more about Copies Direct watch this short online video.

Her latest novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an adult crime novel. They didn’t have any purpose except I felt to build a “realistic” world.

This is not a review.

But even the “maybe” didn’t explain the ridiculous behaviour of most of them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. They brush their teeth and go to the bathroom.

Was the imagery strong enough to move me? To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. And my heart This is not a review. And sorry Melina, like I said the dialogue had potential but this kind of dry writing isn’t for everyone and certainly wasn’t for me.

If your book has a Captain of the Guard in it, I’ll pass. As a story of a displaced, broken nation that fights to rebuild itself Finnikin of the Rock is almost without a flaw. My first complaint out of many is that this book was WAY. I felt like a 3rd party viewer- sitting in the stands, watching events happen.


The royal family was murdered, and an imposter king steals the throne. This would have been a much better story had Finnikin been an young man of honor and integrity. Now, I will say that believable map-making is HARD, particularly for a world entirely unlike your own. This story is about a country called Lumaterenow cursed land which doesn’t allow anyone to enter or to leave. Everyone acts differently and practically out-of-character from how they were just a few chapters ago.

Finnikin of the Rock

Also, I was lazy and I have an exam coming up, but details, details. My prayers have not been answered yet, Trevanion.

OH, I almost forgot Books by Melina Marchetta. When I read a book dee long, confusing names And swords and maps, its pages remain closed. Published February 9th by Candlewick Press first published September 29th View all 8 comments.

Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Trevonian and Beatriss had a little of Sam and Georgie while the way the five days of the unspeakable was revealed is pretty much the standard in her books.

Fourthly, so many storylines and ideas seemed to be introduced just to be dismissed a few pages later.