The Lumatere Chronicles
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  • 1
    Finnikin of the Rock | Melina Marchetta

    Finnikin of the Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice 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.

    Simply Irresistable!

    WOWSA!!! "Finnikin of the Rock" is possibly the best fantasy book that I have listened to in *years!* I'm not even exaggerating a little bit. This is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2012 by Jennifer (Staunton, VA, United States)
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    Finnikin of the Rock | Melina Marchetta

    Finnikin of the Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Tom Wren
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    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'.

    Mispronounced words were distracting
    Reviewed on June 13 2014 by Belle ()
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    Froi of the Exiles | Melina Marchetta

    Froi of the Exiles

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
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    (6)
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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.

    Gets under your skin
    Reviewed on June 13 2014 by Belle ()
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    Froi of the Exiles: Chronicles of Lumatere, Book 2 | Melina Marchetta

    Froi of the Exiles: Chronicles of Lumatere, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

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  • 3
    Quintana of Charyn: The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3 | Melina Marchetta

    Quintana of Charyn: The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
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    (6)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    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.

    My fave in the series
    Reviewed on June 13 2014 by Belle ()
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    Quintana of Charyn | Melina Marchetta

    Quintana of Charyn

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other. The complex tangle of bloodlines, politics, and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume.

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