The Lumatere Chronicles

3 books in series
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Finnikin of the Rock Summary

An epic fantasy of feudal intrigue, ancient magic, bloodshed and exile, and two opposing lovers destined to unite....

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 stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood.

Lumatere is safe, until the "five days of the unspeakable", when the king and queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace, and an imposter king takes the throne. A curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps.

But 10 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 of light.

©2008 Melina Marchetta (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Froi of the Exiles

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home ... or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not what they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That First Audiobook is Hard to Match

    • By C. DeCap on 08-08-12

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • Quintana of Charyn

    • The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn's unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict? When the forces marshalled in Charyn's war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land, including Lumatere, only Froi can set things right, with the help of those he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Lumatere Chronicles are Brilliant.

    • By Sally on 19-01-16

    Regular price: £22.99