Blood sings to blood …
Those born last will make the first …
For Charyn will be barren no more.
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.
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
About the Author
Melina Marchetta's first novel, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993, winning the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) among many others. In 2000 it was released as a major Australian film, winning an AFI award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay as well as the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award.
Melina taught secondary school English and History for ten years, during which time she released her second novel, Saving Francesca, in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006, and Finnikin of the Rock in 2008. Saving Francesca won the CBC Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. On the Jellicoe Road was also published in the US as Jellicoe Road, and it won the prestigious American Library Association's Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature in 2009. In 2008, Melina's first work of fantasy, Finnikin of the Rock, won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel and was shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Award for Older Readers. Melina's most recent novel, The Piper's Son, was published in 2010 and has been long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. Melina's novels have been published in more than sixteen countries and twelve languages.
Melina lives in Sydney, where she writes full-time.
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Comments about Froi of the Exiles:
This book, alongside the entire Lumatere Chronicles is absolutely genius! Beware, you WILL find it hard to find another book on par with these ones!
Comments about Froi of the Exiles:
This book drew me in from the first time I set eyes of it. It took one of my least favourite characters from the Finnikin of the Rock novel and turned everything I thought I knew about him around. I loved how this book got me to explore some of the characters and their characteristics found in the previous novel in a whole new light. To me this was one of those books you just can't put down. It drew me in, causing me to grow with the character, to feel all his passions, desires, and fears as my own. But I never expected the pure amount of raw emotion that this book brought out in me when it caused my stomach to drop out from underneath me. It went beyond all I thought it would be and is an absolutely wonderful masterpiece of a novel. I would highly recommend this book to any reader as it will take them through a journey and adventure that cannot be found anywhere else.
Series: Lumatere Chronicles
For Ages: 14+ years old
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 3rd October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4 x 4.400
Weight (kg): 23.1