Finnikin of the Rock

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

9780763652920


Pages:   399
Publication Date:   09 August 2011
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page. Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere's walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin's unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems -- and the startling truth will test Finnikin's faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny. From the Hardcover edition.

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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 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 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@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. From the Hardcover edition.

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