Riveting epic, but too complex, violent for younger teens. Read Common Sense Media’s Finnikin of the Rock review, age rating, and parents guide. 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. Finnikin of the Rock. author: Melina Marchetta. series name: Lumatere Chronicles. Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the.

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I’m travelling through her words, confident, conceited even, until I come across a sentence which breaks my heart. Finnikin begins to trust Evanjalin. What was the source of her strength, do you think? This felt so manufactured and inorganic.

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When Finnikin, Sir Topher and Trevanion hear of the poisoning of the Impostor King and his men, they immediately suspect Tesadora and visit her where she is staying in the Sagrami cloister near the border of Sendecane. This is likely my last chance I’m giving her, because I normally like fantasy so much more than contemporary, and this ffinnikin had almost as many issues for me as Francesca did. So, i won’t comment him now. She asks him what he is thinking, fhe Finnikin realizes that she wants to know his hopes and dreams.

Evanjalin manipulates everyone and everything around her, without any regret.

Go read it, please! This is one of the best books I have ever read. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. In the Sorel mines, Trevanion is visited by Evanjalin who tells him that Finnikin is also in the mines. I’m supposed to feel empathy for and look forward to reading the next book about a boy that tried to rape the female protagonist?


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As an adult, Finnikin defines his life finni,in helping the victims of The Unspeakable record their memories. The POV and storyline finnokin jumping back and forth and gave me a headache. Don’t you know what to expect from Marchetta by now? About a people, the Lumaterans, losing their national identity and fighting to get it back, about a man who’s been imprisoned for 10 years and has lost his identity, about a girl who is concealing hers to save her country and about a boy who really doesn’t know who he is.

Wonderful, amazing, beautiful, absolutely brilliant It tells enough of the story without being obvious or unnecessary, and it always fits the characterization well. Consider if this is a man Who works in the mud, Who does not know peace, Who fights for a scrap of bread, Who dies because of a yes or a no.

The town is heavily guarded and Finnikin has to act as Evanjalin’s betrothed under pretense that they were prosecuted for their union and they wanted to find a town that was pure enough for their marriege.

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Quotes from Finnikin of the Rock. You want me to like him? It’s got quite a bit of violence, mention of rape, and later books in the …more It’s marketed as YA but is almost as mature as Game of Thrones. Outside August’s home, Finnikin turns to Evanjalin and demands to know about her vow of silence.


Finnikin reaches Isaboe, who is being guarded by Aldron. Finnikin objects to this, saying, ‘I go nowhere without you.

At times the author seems very shy of anything sexual, like an extremely awkward conversation between a girl and some men about her period.

THIS is how you show the unfair treatment of women in a society, having a heroine rise above, and yet your book still proudly waves its feminist flag. What’s the Name o However, as the smoke from the tempest goes through Finnikin, and he sees every single sleep the novice Evanjalin walked and feels all the deaths of the Lumaterans who were killed by the Impostor King he cannot help but be angry.

A steaming pile of WTF. Later, Finnikin notices Evanjalin looking tense and worried.

But before I could find it fascinating, realistic and well-written, I had to read around one hundred so-very-slow pages. I really wanted to, but this thing called a fucking slump made it impossible for me to enjoy fjnnikin. Upon re-reading this, I’m definitely not as enthusiastic about this as I was the first time through.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

The Lord of the Rings? Now, when I have more fantasy under my belt to compare this book finnikiin, I am pretty confident it offers something that many others in the genre don’t. View all 87 comments.