I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
on April 23, 2013
Series: Lumatere Chronicles #3
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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 Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result 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.
Oh guys, where do I even start? You know I looove Melina Marchetta, right? You know that Finnikin and Froi were two of my favorite books from 2012, right? Well, if you didn’t you do now. Quintana of Charyn has been a very anticipated read for me. I picked it up right away and although it’s been a year since I finished the last book I had no problem finding the rhythm of the story again.
Quintana starts almost right where Froi of the Exiles left off. There’s tons of action and suspense right from the start. All my favorite characters have big roles once again. You get to see plenty of Finnikin, Isaboe, Froi, and of course Quintana. I think I grew to love Lucian and Phaedra even more in this one.
One of the things I love most about fantasy novels is the epic journeys that are usually taken. There was lots of traveling in Finnikin of the Rock, but Froi took place mostly in one area. I’m pleased to report that there’s lots of traveling about in Quintana of Charyn. We get to explore Charyn and learn new things about it right alongside Froi.
Since this is the third and final installment of this amazing series, I don’t want to say too much about the plot. It was just and sweeping and incredible as the first two. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I had no idea how things were going to work out. Melina Marchetta makes you ache for these flawed, but extraordinary characters. I urge you to read these books. Even if you aren’t the biggest high fantasy fan. There’s something for everyone in this trilogy. It’s one of my favorites.