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. Lumatere Chronicles Series. Melina Marchetta Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and. Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page. (Age
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Critically acclaimed and universally beloved, the Lumatere Chronicles – consisting of Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, and Quintana of Charyn – is now available in its entirety in this e-book collection! Discover the fantasy trilogy that lumatdre have called “thrilling, romantic, and utterly unforgettable” and that School Library Lumaterf recommended for “fans of Critically acclaimed and universally beloved, the Lumatere Chronicles – consisting of Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, and Quintana of Charyn – is now available in its entirety in this e-book collection!
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Dhronicles ask other readers questions about The Lumatere Chroniclesplease sign up. Mihaita Crantea The grammar book which was sitting just to the “right” of me all the time. See 1 question about The Lumatere Chronicles…. Lists with This Book. Jul 22, Eri rated it it was amazing Shelves: If a bullet ripped through my heart it wouldn’t hurt as much as this series Melina Marchetta never fails to write heart-wrenching relationships and tragedy and pain, of which this was a stellar example.
I loved and cried over my favorite characters and the hardships and obstacles that they encountered. Review to come later. Mar 02, Dangermousie rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, I just finished the Lumatere Chronicles trilogy and I am totally bereft.
What am I going to do now? Objectively, the world building is problematic those population numbers for Lumatere simply do not make sense in light of their cultural variety and political importancebut the language, the plot and, above all, the characters simply make it not matter.
Froi of the Exiles. I had some issues with Finnikin of the Rock the first book on my initial read, though I genuinely like it in retrospect, and Quintana of Charyn was excellent and it and FotE are really one novel tbh but FotE was my favorite – all the plot and romance and character development and near death experiences and ohhhh, my favorite OTP! This one is hard, but Froi wins that one. A tormented mess of an assassin who discovers flawed family, true love, heroism and himself. He is pretty much the ultimate character crush.
Sorry Finnikin and Trevanion, you came close! Finnikin has it tough but not as much as those ones and yet she is so tough, so survivalist and so inexorably herself. Ummm, on my first read of FotR, I thought I really disliked her actually. But then in FotE and QoC, I adored her and her complex character and her passionate complicated marriage to Finnikin and her rage and damage and nobility and kindness and spine.
And on rereading FotR in light of what we learned about her past and what drove her at the end of that book, I ended up loving her there as well. Another contender is Froi. When I spoiled myself that this was the name of the thief from Sarnak as Froi is known for the first half of FotRand so the second book was about him, I boggled – I mean, what on earth could you write about a violent, barely verbal ulmatere thug who hated everyone and thought it might be a good idea to try to rape Isaboe?
But the books actually had an amazing character arc for him, both explaining where he came from and how it is he thought violence, whether with fists or otherwise, was the only acceptable way without excusing it, and also allowing the character to slowly, painfully grow chroniclex a worthy person, never sweeping the past under the rug.
In a lot of ways, he and Isaboe are mirrors of each other – truly horrific childhood turning them into some pretty dark people, who would have become truly terrifying sociopaths without a purpose lumater for Isaboe the restoration of Lumatere, and for Froi his service to Isaboe and Finnikin and then his care for Quintana and Charyn.
The fucked up assassin and the even more fucked up princess. He teaches her how to survive and she becomes his reason to. They are basically fucked up perfection.
I fell in love with them so hard in second and third books. Other OTPs you like: Basically throw an OTP at me from this series and I ship it. OTP you do not like: Lirah x Gargarin – for reasons stated above. The mines, where Trevanion has to pretend he wants Finnikin for a lover and fights for him.
Ugh yikes yikes yikes. The series is filled with horrifying scenes but that takes the cake. Finnikin and Isaboe losing the baby. That still makes me want to bawl. Froi seeing Quintana and their son in the stream and running to them and kneeling to her, clinging. What you wish for the characters after the story ended: Isaboe and Finnikin go on and have 5 more children, boys and girls, who are all awesome and healthy. Oh, and Isaboe makes friends her age.
Tesadora and Perri actually get hitched, get a house together and have a child.
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They are terrifying people who are someone very indulgent parents. Arjuro trains replacement doctors so he can have a break, which he spends blabbing with his brother, spoiling Tariq and making out with lumarere favorite provincaro. Froi and Quintana feel happy and safe and as if they belong.
They are pretty over-protective about their son, but the boy feels ridiculously love.
Occasionally, Froi goes to visit Lumatere and all his friends. He and Finn hang out and occasionally discuss their BAMFy wives, but mainly they talk about random stuff.
Perri and Trevanion and Lucian join them. Lucian and Phaedra continue as they are and maybe have a few wild kids who run circles around their gruff father but do what their quiet, teeny mother says. Trevanion and Beatriss continue to heal each other, make that village she bought a success and are awesome parents to Vestie. Nothing bad happens to anyone ever. The end hide spoiler ] View all 3 comments. Dec 28, Vicki Keire rated it it was amazing. One of the few series I’m into lately.
And honestly, I can’t really explain what draws me to these books. They’re kind of trippy, for lack of a better word. Lots of people love them- I think I read the chronices one because of one of Claire LeGrand’s best-of lists- but the writing is kind of dense, and has a meandering quality to it. But the characters are solid, and the emotions? So they’re books with a lot of depth and a deeply imagined political plot. It’s kind of like reading a really excit One of the few series I’m into lately.
It’s kind of like reading a really exciting, really lumatege game of chess. And Quintana, whom we meet in Book 2, is one of the most unique characters I’ve ever read.
I didn’t exactly like her at first, but she’s just such a great creation, wholly original, and by the end, someone I fell in love with. Start with Finnikin, and then treat the last two as their own series, because they switch POVs and even settings radically.
Mar 26, Pouline rated it it was amazing. Jan 04, Judy chroniclds it it was amazing. I wish these books received more attention in my school and library; I try.
Every element and world is fully created, fascinating and infused with meaning way beyond this fantasy island. Dec 24, Nourin rated it it was amazing. However, this review ish will be quite different from all my other reviews. I loved the world that Melina created within the whole Skuldenore area, I fell in love with every single character, every single story, every single relationship It just made you happy to read the books.
I absolutely loved Froi. Over the course of the two books, he grows into man and finds his true destiny that involves his very dysfunctional and crazy, yet loving family and his one true love Quintana. Another character who I think stole my heart is Lucian. There are a LOT of relationships in this book.
Their relationship starts off with Finnikin hating the sight of her who he sees as a weak and useless girl, who is a liability to their mission. He soon grows to love her However, after getting to know her and her horrid, vile past and possible future at the rate it is going, he falls in love with her. This is perfect since they both have a part to play to end the curse that has befallen amongst the Charyn kingdom for 18 years longer then the curse on the Lumatere kingdom.
Despite knowing they love each other, they are still quite vicious and rough with each other The last main relationship is between Lucian and a Charyn citizen, Phaedra.
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