A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Melina Marchetta
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year Reviewed:: 2011
Review: Finnikin has been in exile for more than a decade, ever since his beloved kingdom of Lumatere was taken over by a usurper, the royal family brutally murdered, and a magical curse was placed upon the kingdom sealing the boundaries. Finnikin trains in combat and diplomacy, preparing for the day when the curse will be lifted and Lumaterans can once again return home. A sweeping fantasy with rich characters, rousing adventure and parallels to modern war atrocities - this tale is a winner.