Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
The Lumatere Chronicles

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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.
 

About Melina Marchetta

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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; Looking for Alibrandi; and the first two volumes in the Lumatere chronicles, Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles. She lives in Australia.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Candlewick. 607 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With this, the second of the Lumatere Chronicles, fans will be delighted to learn more about this fantasy world and their favorite characters from Finnikin of the Rock (2010).

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In a spellbinding companion to Finnikin of the Rock, set three years after the events of that book, Marchetta shifts attention from Lumatere to its neighboring enemy kingdom of Charyn, no stranger to violence and curses itself—in this case, one that has left its citizens barren for 18 years.

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Examiner

I began with the first in her Lumatere Chronicles, titled "Finnikin of the Rock" (2010), As with her contemporary fiction, Finnikin, Evanjalin and their cast of minor characters proved well-developed, motivated from within toward love and honor in a shattered world.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Froi of the Exiles -- this second installment in Melina Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles -- features issues as mature as those in Finnikin of the Rock.

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Portland Book Review

Froi of the Exiles tells the story of Froi, a boy orphaned during the ten year curse.

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WAPL Teens

Unknown to Finnikin, Isaboe, and Froi, Charyn, the home of imposter king who laid waste to Lumatere during the long years of the curse, also was cursed.

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Youth Services Book Review

Middle schools, high schools, public libraries Where would you shelve it and why?

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Alice Marvels

Her growth as a person in her own right (not as a wife or daughter—her only roles prior to this) and the way she forces sympathy and humanity out of first her people, then the nearby Lumaterans, and finally her estranged husband, is a remarkable journey.

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