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FREE READ õ Quintana of Charyn Ò The climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta’s epic fantasy trilogy Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for uintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule While in the valley between twNtana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule While in the valley between two kingdoms uintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face to face in a showdown that will result. This poem does not contain spoilers for uintana HOWEVER if you haven't read Froi of the Exiles be off with you ShooHere she is Crazy as everYou may think that it would be difficult to get behindA heroine who snarls at people keeping them at arm’s lengthBut for me at least uintana will always be my ultimate heroineAs she’s a girl who survives because of her resilience and strengthAnd I want her to be my life coach my best friendBecause I can’t imagine a life without her savage little stareI also feel it’s of the utmost importance that a girl fromManchester knows how to kill gut and skin a hareI adored how we with the help of first person accountAre allowed to creep inside the madness of our girl We get to see what makes her heart beat or maybewho makes it beatAnd it’s easy to see there is a little uintana in both me and in youBut I guess this leads me to the only uibble that I have with this bookGasp I know Sacrilege But OK it’s the nameBecause this book may be about our crazy ueenBut there were other stories and I loved them all the sameThis is the story of Phaedra and the girls in the valleyAnd it’s about the Charynites who fought for peaceIt’s about a woman full of anger and a bitter man and the one they both adoreAnd Luci en; possibly the only guy who could look hot in a fleeceAnd it’s about the “ginger king” and his beloved ueenWho made me hate them one minute but love them the nextThe couple who started it all and hold everyone togetherWith a love so fierce and pure and mind blowingly complexAnd let’s not forget about the powerful white witchWho keeps a warrior as her lover the one with the scarAnd “our boy” my favourite with the story like no otherHe grew up to be pretty much everything not at all “Dafar”This book isn’t about just one girl and what she doesIt’s about hundreds of voices greater than the sum of their partsAnd it’s that that makes MM the ueen of writing about familiesFriends lovers and enemies and the connections of their hearts of C is about journeys both of the physical and mentalIt’s about not giving up for the one you love no matter how much you’ve bledIt’s about connections circumstances and trusting those you never didOH and it also has girls telling the boys exactly how they want to be treated in the marital bedI was genuinely concerned that crafty Double MWould end this series in a way that would make it difficult for me to copeAnd while I do not want to spoil this book for youI can divulge that there’s an ending full of “Hope Hope Hope”Words or pitiful rhyme cannot express how much I adore thisSeries and the characters that live within these pagesAnd I have a horrible feeling that if I want to read somethingThat will affect me like this series has I will be waiting agesWhy do I always feel like this after I finish fantasy booksThe ones that speak to me the most that make me cry and smileIt’s because I think that they’re the books that let meEscape from reality if only for a little whileI am distraught that it’s over but I know I will revisit SkuldenoreAnd catch up with Froi Lucian Gargarin is that odd Trevanion completely and utterly how old is Jory Forget I said anything unless he’s about 20 Then we are a go  all my old friends and greet them with my arms open wideBecause all I have to do is visit my bookshelf and once again I’ll be back with themAnd that’s me looking on that wonderful wonderful wondrous side I received a copy of this book from the authorNo Jo etry for a while now Brownie promise ;

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In heartbreak for one and power for the other The complex tangle of bloodlines politics and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume. Buddy readreread Starting Dec 29 with my friends over on Buddies Books and Baubles formerly known as the Lumatere Group ReadLoved it just as much the 2nd time through What a great emotional beautiful story Overall Series Rating 475uintana of Charyn 45I will not be able to do justice how much I loved this series it is impossible Not all of it is happy and the feelings I felt throughout the series ranged the whole spectrum of emotions I laughed cried got angry hoped beyond belief and could not set the story down for anything else If you are a fan of fantasy at all it is a must read “It is what a man does for strangers that counts than what he does for his family” It is a beautiful thing when an author takes their story to completion and ties everything together Not every author seems to be able to do that some lose their message along the way and never recapture it but Melina Marchette was able to tell the story of two lands both cursed and the boy that unites them If there is a message within the story I think that it is this “And through all the misery she said that some of us in this lifetime experience a moment of beauty beyond reckoning I asked her what that was and she said If you're one of the lucky ones you'll know it when you see it You'll understand why the gods have made you suffer Because that moment's reward will make your knees weak and everything you've suffered in life will pale in comparison” Our heroes have been through so much suffering in this tale A Princess forced to suffer the stigma of being a whore so that the other last born girls of her land would not be touched Twin brothers separated by a deception and forced to bare the punishment meant for the other Lovers torn apart for almost two decades and parents separated from their child for nearly as long And finally Froi connected to all of them in some way saved by the Lumateers and unacknowledged father of the future king growing in the crazy princess uintana’s belly Each has a devastating tale but all are also so full of hope for that moment they are willing to trudge through all the struggles to make it happen “And if the gods were to give me a choice between living a better life having not met them or a wretched life with the slightest chance of crossing their path then I’d pick the wretched life over and over again” At 100 pages into the story I had no idea how Marchetta was going to bring the story together It was such a tangled weave where everything was in upheaval But in the end she pulled it off beautifully She was honest to the characters and while sometimes that made me mad at them because I just wanted everyone to get along each character had their own journey to make and their own priorities I really don’t want to give too much away because the story was so well thought out and executed it should really be experienced without any spoilers But much like Lord of the Rings there are multiple stories going on at once that all have to come together in the endThe stories revolving include but are not limited touintana is in hiding in the Valley on the boarder of Lumatere and is being helped by Phaedra who most think is dead She is also stuck with a few other women who would not be the first choice for help in a situation like this but they are along for the ride Phaedra and Lucian two people who have finally discovered that they are in love but still torn my duty to their prospective kingdomsueendoms Froi who must find an army for uintana and his babe but find resistance everywhere along the way Gargarin Lirah and Arjuro who have the most tragic of pasts and are trying to help Froi build a future for Charyn no matter what future sacrifices they must make for him Isaboe and Finnikin who need peace for their own kingdom but still have so much hate for Charyn and uintana The upcoming war against Bestiano and the army he has acuired in order to get uintana back on the throneWith all of those stories going on I could not walk away from this book This had some of the most poignant moments in it of any book I’ve read that will stick with me probably forever The cave scene between Isaboe and uintana being the one that I think I will always associate with this book It was heart wrenching hopeful and showed just how well thought out all of the characters were How even though the people were from different lands in the ferocity of love for their people they were the sameI’m so sad to leave this world I wanted to stay immersed in it even longer or come back to it in the next generation of characters when Froi and uintana’s son comes of age to take the throne This is a series that I’m sure I’ll read again and again There was something for everyone and it is so hard to walk away at the endDec 29 2013My actual review to come but I want this marked as finished before the new year I really want to do this book and the whole series justice in my review and that will take a little thought as there was so much so many feels But all I can say is that if you are a fan of fantasy this is a series that should be on your must read list

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Quintana of CharynThe climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta’s epic fantasy trilogy Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for ui. uintana of Charyn is a masterful novel Hauntingly beautiful powerfully written and the perfect end to this brilliant fantasy seriesBut this is nothing different Marchetta's novels only come in shades of amazing By far her strongest and most compelling ability as a writer is the way in which she crafts her characters and their struggles in the context of the world they live inIf you have read Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles than fear not uintana of Charyn will not disappointWhat sets the Lumatere series apart from many other fantasy novels is it's focus on people and relationships It's easy when constructing fantasy worlds foreign mythology and ensuring you've described the elves' ears right to forget the heart and soul of fantasy and that is the people in it Who are they what are their struggles What do they hope for What do they fear Often societies and races get boiled down to the language lexicon and dress code that the author painstakingly put aside for themThere is a rich imaginative fantasy mythos going on here but world building is like movie special effects It's usually doing it's job best when you can't tell it's there When it's so native and natural to the storytelling that the audience is able to completely forget that it's all made upBut you guys don't really want to read my wax poetic about how much I love and respect Marchetta Wait you do Okay Here goesReading this book was like looking at a rainbow beautiful something for everyone filling our hearts with joy and you assume at least one Unicorn was involved in the making of itReading this book is like being under a spell It doesn't seem possible there's magic in the air and Marchetta eats your heart with how lovely and sad it isReading this book is like having all the fun of sex without pregnancy or STDs It'll make you cry out beg and pray to a deity whether you believe in one or notThe complaint I hear most often is that Marchetta's books are expensive especially for non Australians But look at it this way Marchetta is like Hipster gold Brilliant obscure and hard to get Do yourself a favour If you've not read her books before get them See for yourself what all the raving is about Fall in love again and again Grow up and learn live cry make a bunch of life long friends and then do it all again with the next bookI promise you Marchetta's books are worth itThis review can also be found on my blog Cuddlebuggery Book Blog