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There's a babe in my belly that whispers the valley, Froi. I follow the whispers and come to the road....

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.

©2012 Melina Marchetta (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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The final two books in this series are narrated by a new voice actor from the first one, and although he doesn't have any really standout character voices like Wren did, he is also much better overall. He gets the pronunciation of everything right, the pacing is good and the emotions he infuses the dialogue with are incredibly moving. There was one section in particular that I relistened to about five times before I moved on because it was so powerful - part of that was the amazing writing, but the narration really enhanced it. I still don't know if I'd recommend listening to the audiobooks if you haven't actually read the series first, but maybe that's because I adored the experience of actually reading them so much. Basically, no matter how you get them, they're going to be good.

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  • 01-19-16

The Lumatere Chronicles are Brilliant.

These books just keep getting better. Often you read a first book in a series and the following ones never meet your expectations, however this author is a magical writer, they just keep getting better and better. New and old characters, it's great seeing the old characters continue after their happily ever after and get fully submerged into the lives of new ones. Fantastic book and really enjoyed the narration for these books.

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  • Rod Baxter
  • 07-30-17

Thoroughly Enjoyable.

The Lumatere Chronicles, are right up there with some of the best books that I have read. Marchetta's characters are three dimensional, distinctive, diverse and believable. Her narrative is entertaining and her plot exceptional. This is a totally entertaining story, from start to finish.