Froi Of The Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina MarchettaFroi Of The Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Froi Of The Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles

byMelina Marchetta

Paperback | February 12, 2013

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From master storyteller Melina Marchetta comes an exhilarating new fantasy springing from her celebrated epic, Finnikin of the Rock.

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 taken roughly and lovingly in hand 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 in its surreal royal court. Soon he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess in this barren and mysterious place. It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood . . . and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.
Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Jellicoe Road, which won the Michael L. Printz Award; Saving Francesca, and its companion novel, The Piper's Son; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia, where Finnikin of the Rock, her first fantasy novel, won an Aurealis Award.
Title:Froi Of The Exiles: The Lumatere ChroniclesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.03 × 6.2 × 1.62 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0763662607

ISBN - 13:9780763662608

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book is really interesting because it follows the arc of a character who has a lot of faults yet somehow manages to be likable. I don't think you need to read the first book in the series to understand this one, as it follows different characters, but it would definitely help.
Date published: 2018-05-02
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Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Lovely I was afraid I wouldn't like this book as much as the first one because I LOVED the first one but Melina Marchetta did not disappoint. Of course she didn't. This is a wonderful, sad, but most of all hopeful story. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC - Favourite Book I read Finnikin of the Rock (another one of my faves) first and when I heard Melina was writing a sequel I was stoked! But when I heard it was about Froi I was a bit disappointed UNTIL I READ FROI OF THE EXILES! I actually enjoyed this more than Finnikin of the Rock (it is amazing just the same though)! The way her story comes together and captivates you is phenomenal. She has done it again, created a master piece! She creates these broken characters that get you so attached you cannot stop reading how they bond and are connected with other characters in such intricate ways. Literally breaks your heart and touches your heart and makes you happy at all once. 100% recommend this book and the series!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! This series has led to many sleepless nights, as I couldn't set the book down until I had just finished "one more chapter" for hours on end. It's captivating and thrilling, this series has gone above and beyond my expectation, each book just gets progressively better than the last, which I wouldn't have believed possible until reading them. The book start and end strong, with tons of action, drama and romance throughout the book. There is never a dull moment in this series.
Date published: 2016-11-26

Editorial Reviews

Marchetta again demonstrates her fearlessness in exposing humanity at its ugliest, but also at its noblest, as her damaged characters struggle to rebuild their lives. The precipice on which Marchetta leaves readers will have them aching�but also terrified�to discover what comes next.—Publishers Weekly (starred review)In this impressive companion to FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, the focalization shifts from Finn to Froi (perhaps the most intriguing member of the first book's superb supporting cast), enabling Marchetta to explore the political machinations working beyond Lumatere and to examine human interactions... Where Finnikin was about the reclamation of something lost, Froi's story is about the building of something new in the wake of physical and sexual trauma at both an individual and societal level. Fans of the first book are no doubt expecting to be challenged by its sequel, and they will not be disappointed by this thrilling, romantic, and utterly unforgettable tale.—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)Marchetta's close attention to detail slows the pace initially, as she lays out the boundaries and topography of her imagined world. But dedicated readers will be richly rewarded, as soon enough the tale is transformed into a lush tapestry in which each stitch is a nugget of history and each splash of color a rounded character that engages readers' emotions. The expertly crafted ending is designed to leave fans old and new waiting with keen anticipation for the next entry... Expect significant attention for this highbrow, high-fantasy sequel.—Booklist (starred review)This intricately plotted novel has richly drawn and well-developed characters. This is Marchetta's strength. She is truly a master of formal, stylized high fantasy. . . The characters and their conflicts, particularly Quintana�one of the most fascinating characters in the fantasy genre�will keep readers glued to this absorbing sequel. Recommend this book to fans of fantasy authors Christopher Paolini or Megan Whalen Turner.—VOYAFor fans, this is a must-read; newcomers to Lumatere's story will dive in with enthusiasm.This epic has everything readers can ask for: great characters and a truly spectacular plot filled with romance, suspense, friendship and betrayal.—Kirkus ReviewsThis book is complex, with rich and flawed characters and a plot that is completely addictive because it's so unpredictable and multilayered. It can stand alone, although plot details from FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK are mentioned, making it more rewarding to read the two in order. Fans of the intricate fantasies of Megan Whalen Turner or George R. R. Martin will love this powerful book and wait impatiently for the next installment.—School Library JournalThe best audience for this sequel is the many fans of FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, who will hungrily devour the book, despite its length...The story's tortured romances and beyond-dysfunctional families are achingly memorable, and the complicated, continually surprising plot will keep readers on their toes... Although readers may throw conniptions over the cliffhanger ending, they will bask in the deep satisfaction of a gripping story gloriously told.—The Horn BookIn FROI OF THE EXILES, Marchetta has once again created a complex, engrossing world of adventure, intrigue and romance, with strong characters and compelling storylines. Books this good aren't just for teens.—BookPage