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Is part of The Lumatere Chronicles Melina Marchetta 2008 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere. He stands on the rock of three wonders with his friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. And Lumatere is safe: but then the unspeakable! The King and Queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace. And an imposter king takes the throne. And a curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps. But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the land of light...' (Source: Book Jacket)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Marisa and Daniela, because I've always loved being a Marchetta sister...
  • Included in the 2009 White Ravens Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich Germany.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Indonesian.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2008 .
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      Extent: [xii], 399p.p.
      Description: maps
      ISBN: 9780670072811 (pbk.)
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
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      Extent: 398p.
      ISBN: 9780143009870 (pbk.)
    • Somerville, Massachusetts,
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      Americas,
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      Candlewick Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 401 p.p.
      ISBN: 9780763614
Language: Indonesian
    • Jakarta, Java,
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      Indonesia,
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      Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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      Ufuk Press , 2011 .
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      Extent: 580p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9786029159486 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Creating Your Own Distinctive Writing Voice Christine Bongers , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 192 2010; (p. 10-11)
Untitled Lauren Adams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 86 no. 3 2010; (p. 86)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Melina Marchetta: An Interview Angie Schiavone (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February/March no. 183 2009; (p. 6-7)
Melina's Daemons Bree Fuller , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 26-27 September 2009; (p. 20)
*Melina Marchetta talks about the creative writing process regarding her new novel The Piper's Son, which is due for publication in March 2010
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
inding Fantasy Ian Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 January 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 January 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Sally Murdoch , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 41)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Know the Author : Melina Marchetta Kerry White , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 23 no. 5 2008; (p. 4-6)

The article details Marchetta's approach to writing through a discussion of Finnikin of the Rock (2008), which she describes as 'a different type of book' than Alibrandi and Jellicoe Road. A fantasy quest that involves '...a coming together of disparate settings, memories and concerns' (5), Marchetta claims the book is fundamentally about '...loss of homeland, loss of language and...loss of identity' (6).

The article includes some facts about the author and a plot outline of Finnikin, which describes the narrative as 'long and twisting ... with characters whose actions can't always be anticipated (6).

Fairytale Fantasy Used to Denote Cruelties of Real World Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
On the Road : The Tale of Two Sittis Lorien Kaye , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 November 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Where the Streets Had a Name Randa Abdel-Fattah 2008 single work children's fiction
Bold but Shaky Step into Fantasy Sophie Masson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Dose of Reality Amid the Elves Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel ; Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; A Riddle of Green Isobelle Carmody 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Wizard of Rondo Emily Rodda 2007-2010 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Christopher Thompson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Thompson credits Marchetta with finding a new perspective from which to present a fantasy, which seems 'both ancient and contemporary at the same time'. He discusses in depth the style, character development and 'political intrigue' of the novel in this review.
Fairytale Fantasy Used to Denote Cruelties of Real World Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
On the Road : The Tale of Two Sittis Lorien Kaye , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 November 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Where the Streets Had a Name Randa Abdel-Fattah 2008 single work children's fiction
Bold but Shaky Step into Fantasy Sophie Masson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Dose of Reality Amid the Elves Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel ; Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; A Riddle of Green Isobelle Carmody 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Wizard of Rondo Emily Rodda 2007-2010 single work children's fiction
inding Fantasy Ian Barry , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 January 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Christopher Thompson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Thompson credits Marchetta with finding a new perspective from which to present a fantasy, which seems 'both ancient and contemporary at the same time'. He discusses in depth the style, character development and 'political intrigue' of the novel in this review.
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 January 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Sally Murdoch , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 41)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Untitled Lauren Adams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , May/June vol. 86 no. 3 2010; (p. 86)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel
Know the Author : Melina Marchetta Kerry White , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 23 no. 5 2008; (p. 4-6)

The article details Marchetta's approach to writing through a discussion of Finnikin of the Rock (2008), which she describes as 'a different type of book' than Alibrandi and Jellicoe Road. A fantasy quest that involves '...a coming together of disparate settings, memories and concerns' (5), Marchetta claims the book is fundamentally about '...loss of homeland, loss of language and...loss of identity' (6).

The article includes some facts about the author and a plot outline of Finnikin, which describes the narrative as 'long and twisting ... with characters whose actions can't always be anticipated (6).

Melina Marchetta: An Interview Angie Schiavone (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February/March no. 183 2009; (p. 6-7)
Melina's Daemons Bree Fuller , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 26-27 September 2009; (p. 20)
*Melina Marchetta talks about the creative writing process regarding her new novel The Piper's Son, which is due for publication in March 2010
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
Creating Your Own Distinctive Writing Voice Christine Bongers , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , February no. 192 2010; (p. 10-11)
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