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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melina Marchetta Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lumatere Chronicles Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781441888747
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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 very beginning.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 5/13/2011

    " Enjoyed the story, but too mature for kids (11/9yo) to read just yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 5/4/2011

    " Deffinately a good read. Kept me hooked since the cover. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 5/1/2011

    " This was an ok read, and it was nice to see Melina Marchetta try something new... but she should stick with what she knows. I've definitely read better fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 4/19/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Whenever I thought I knew what was going on there was a twist in the plot. This kept going for the whole book. It was just one twist after another. I Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 4/7/2011

    " i would consider this a high fantasy novel as it had a lot of elements to keep track of...i was often lost...having said that i did enjoy the storyline and the writing and i did enjoy the conclusion...there were definitely parts where i was drawn in but then i would loose the thread again "

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About the Author
Author Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award–winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner; Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Award winner; Saving Francesca; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.

About the Narrator

Jeff Cummings, as an audiobook narrator, has won both an Earphones Award and the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Narration in Science and Technology. He is also a twenty-year veteran of the stage, having worked at many regional theaters across the country, from A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City and the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. He also spent seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.