by Melina Marchetta
Ages 14 and up
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.
It took me a while to finish this one as I read the first book in the series in June of 2010 and the second in June of 2012. With a very complex plot and lots of characters it was hard to remember who was who! I don't usually allow myself to read a book twice, as I have so many others waiting to be read, but for this series I will make an exception. I definitely want to re-read all three! The only other time I've done that is with the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy!
Don't miss the other two books: Finnikin of the Rock (book 1) and Froi of the Exiles (book 2)