A review of Melina Marchetta’s Finnikin of the Rock in 100 words.
What struck me reading Finnikin of the Rock this time was the sense of overwhelming love the Lumaterean people have for their royal family. Every single person loved the family as if they were their own parents and children. The stories they tell are about the royal family as if they were telling fairytales. I don’t know if any one country and every single citizen in that country has ever felt for its royalty as this fictional country does for theirs. It literally broke my heart to read, this time, understanding the love they have for those they have lost.