Monday, May 6, 2013

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (Lumatere Chronicles book 3)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read the first two books in the series, Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles, Stop! I don't want to ruin one of my favorite series for you.

“Blood sings to blood.”
The last time Froi saw Quintana, he had eight barbs lodges in his body. He was screaming at her to run, save herself and their unborn child, the future king and curse breaker of Charyn. Now recovered, he travels across Charyn looking to build an army to restore her and their unborn child to the throne before the former king’s advisor or another kingdom comes in to seize complete control. Froi travels with his newly found parents; Gargarin of Abroi, the former king’s former adviser and Lirah of Serker, known throughout the kingdom as the king’s whore and Quintana’s mother. She’s not, the oracle was.
Back in Lumatere, Isaboe, Finnikin and the guard eagerly await word of Froi, fearing that he is dead. Isaboe sends Finnikin, Trevanion and Perri to act on information a spy obtained. Finnikin arranges to meet Gargarin, whom Lumatere believes was the mastermind behind the slaughter of Isaboe’s family. Coming across Froi, they are greatly relieved to find him alive but their joy is short-lived. Froi refuses to leave his parents and the search for Quintana to return to Lumatere with them. His friends are devastated at first but soon realize that Froi is now a man.
Hidden in a cave back in the Monts' valley, Quintana has found refuge with Phadrea, Lucian’s supposedly dead wife. Keeping her identity and location a secret is hard, especially when it seems that Quintana is hiding so near to Lumatere. Sides are quickly drawn as Phaedra and Tesadora vow to keep Quintana safe as Isaboe blames her for the massacre of her family.

In this stunning and epic conclusion to the lUmatere Chronicles, readers will be rewarded and satisfied by the paths beloved characeters follow. The perfect ending to the trilogy. All books should strive to end this way. A story not to miss!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds intense, thank you for sharing it! Great review!

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