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Review: Quintana of Charyn

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Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta, Candlewick Press, 2013. Reviewed from the Australia edition (Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (Australia), 2012), a gift from a friend. will be published April 2013. Background: This is the final of three books (and one short story) that make up the The Lumatere Chronicles. It began with Finnikin of [...]

Teaser: Quintana of Charyn

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Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (Candlewick Press, 2013) will be published April 2013. My full review will appear then; in the meanwhile, my tease — and tease it is — is I loved Quintana and loved this conclusion to the Lumatere series. You’ll be seeing this as a Favorite Books Read in 2013. Reviewed from [...]

Review: Ferragost

Back in August, I blogged about Melina Marchetta’s short story, Ferragost, a companion to her Lumatere books. As Marchetta explained in a blog post, “Ferragost is a stand alone short story. If you are a reader of the Lumatere Chronicles, you’ll remember that Celie is the daughter of Lord August and Lady Abian and is [...]

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If  you’re a fan of Melina Marchetta‘s Lumatere books (Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles), some good news while we’re all waiting for Quintana of Charyn (Australia, September 2012; US, March 2013). And as you can see from the publication dates, it’s a real wait for us in the US! The good [...]

Marchetta Madness at Chachic’s Book Nook

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Readers of this blog know how much I love Melina Marchetta’s books. You know what I love almost as much as I love her books? Reading how other people love her books. Chachic’s Book Nook just wrapped up Marchetta Madness, so you can do what I did this weekend: go, read, and nod in agreement over [...]

Review: Froi of the Exiles

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Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles) by Melina Marchetta (Candlewick Press, 2012). Companion to Finnikin of the Rock (Candlewick Press, 2010) (my review). Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Froi has spent the last three years making Lumatere his home. He is loyal to those who have befriended him: the royal family, the guards, the returned [...]

Review: The Piper’s Son

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Today the One Shot World Book Tour is: Book City! The list of participating blogs is over at Chasing Ray. I’ve chosen a city I’ve never been to, but, because of the author’s books, I feel like I have: Sydney, Australia, as depicted in Melina Marchetta’s book, most recently, The Piper’s Son. So, here is my [...]

Review: The Piper’s Son

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The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. Candlewick. 2011. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Tom was aiming for oblivion and he got it. Along with ten stitches, and a concussion, and Francesca Spinelli, who used to be his friend, staring at him in the hospital room, staring not in judgment, but worse, with compassion and [...]

Review: Finnikin of the Rock

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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Candlewick. 2010. Gift. The Plot: When Finnikin was nine, the world as he knew it ended. The royal family of Lumatere, murdered; his father, the head of the King’s Guard, jailed; chaos, murder, betrayal, and curses resulted in half of the kingdom of Lumatere in exile and half [...]