Finnikin of the Rock

Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
ISBN:  

9780763652920


Pages:   399
Publication Date:   09 August 2011
Format:   Paperback
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An epic fantasy of feudal intrigue, ancient magic, bloodshed and exile, and two opposing lovers destined to unite... At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere. And so he stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. And Lumatere is safe. Until the 'five days of the unspeakable', when the King and Queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace. And an imposter king takes the throne. And a curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps. 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 of light...

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Author:   Melina Marchetta
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Imprint:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.449kg
ISBN:  

9780763652920


ISBN 10:   076365292
Pages:   399
Publication Date:   09 August 2011
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I've come to expect of Marchetta's work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as she writes realism -- and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that's high<br>praise, indeed! -- Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE -- Quote<br><br> A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic. -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -- Quote<br><br> A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta's previous books, and it works brilliantly. -- THE CANEBERRA TIMES -- Quote<br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.


The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I've come to expect of Marchetta's work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as she writes realism -- and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that's highpraise, indeed! -- Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE -- Quote A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic. -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -- Quote A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta's previous books, and it works brilliantly. -- THE CANEBERRA TIMES -- Quote From the Hardcover edition.


The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I've come to expect of Marchetta's work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as<br>she writes realism -- and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that's high<br>praise, indeed! -- Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE -- Quote<br><br> A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic. -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -- Quote<br><br> A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta's previous books, and it works brilliantly. -- THE CANEBERRA TIMES -- Quote<br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.


The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I ve come to expect of Marchetta s work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as she writes realism and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that s highpraise, indeed! Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE Quote A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Quote A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta s previous books, and it works brilliantly. THE CANEBERRA TIMES Quote From the Hardcover edition.


The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I've come to expect of Marchetta's work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as@lt;br@gt;she writes realism -- and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that's high@lt;br@gt;praise, indeed! -- Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE -- Quote@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt; A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic. -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -- Quote@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt; A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta's previous books, and it works brilliantly. -- THE CANEBERRA TIMES -- Quote@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;From the Hardcover edition.@lt;/i@gt;


Author Information

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and award-winning author of JELLICOE ROAD, the Michael L. Printz Award winner, SAVING FRANCESCA, and LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI. She lives in Australia, where FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, her first fantasy novel, won an Aurealis Award.

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