Saturday, June 27, 2015
This is the best fantasy novel I have ready since Graceling. I have read so much traditional/high fantasy in my life that it really takes something different, something gripping that is well written withe complex, sympathetic characters to hold my attention. Finnikin of the Rock has all that and more. While the main character is male, the female characters, particularly that of the mysterious Evanjalin, are strong, inspiring and admirable. This is a gripping tale that pulls no punches, and explores the best and worst of humankind the way only exceptional fantasy novels can. Highly recommended.
Books in the Lumatere Chronicles:
1. Finnikin of the Rock
2. Froi of the Exiles
3. Quintana of Charyn
Finnikin of the Rock (#1 in the Lumatere Chronicles) by Melina Marchetta (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Also by Melina Marchetta: Jellicoe Road