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The Resource Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock

Label
Finnikin of the Rock
Title
Finnikin of the Rock
Statement of responsibility
Melina Marchetta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page. (Age 14 and up)Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere's walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin's unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems — and the startling truth will test Finnikin's faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny
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Summary
Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere
Theme
Storyline
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Writing style
Character
Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2008.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Older Children, 2009.
  • Blue Hen Book Award (Delaware) for Teen Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2012
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
312047
Cataloging source
NOV
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1965-
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Marchetta, Melina
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 820
  • 820
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lumatere chronicles
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Finnikin of the Rock
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:503e0136-9682-4d18-96f9-cad42b2ffef8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780763651756
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Finnikin of the Rock
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:503e0136-9682-4d18-96f9-cad42b2ffef8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780763651756
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
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