Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock

by Melina Marchetta (Viking, 2008); audiobook read by Tom Wren (Bolinda, 2010)

Book cover: “Finnikin of the Rock” by Melina Marchetta

YA fantasy that builds into its characterisation and gradually shifts focus, subverting expectations of its titular protagonist. Marchetta knows how to build a story, and weaves a much-needed female perspective through the plot, pointing the way forward for both genre and world.

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