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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melina Marchetta Narrator: Jeffrey Cummings, 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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At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifce a pound of flesh to save his kingdom. He stands on the rock of the three wonders with his friend Prince Balthazar and Balthazar’s cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood to safeguard Lumatere. But all safety is shattered during the five days of the unspeakable, when the king and queen and their children are brutally murdered in the palace. An impostor seizes the throne, a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escape are left to roam the land as exiles, dying by the thousands in fever camps. Ten years later, Finnikin is summoned to another rock — to meet Evanjalin, a young novice with a startling claim: Balthazar, heir to the throne of Lumatere, is alive. This arrogant young woman claims she’ll lead Finnikin and his mentor, Sir Topher, to the prince. Instead, her leadership points them perilously toward home. Does Finnikin dare believe that Lumatere might one day rise united? Evanjalin 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. In Finnikin of the Rock, Printz Medalist Melina Marchetta has crafted an epic fantasy of ancient magic, feudal intrigue, romance, and bloodshed that will rivet you from the beginning. Download and start listening now!


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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