Finnikin of the Rock is recommended for those of you that enjoy reading fantasy with the likes of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling. It is a fantastic addition to the fantasy genre that moves flawlessly between the travelling that goes on in the book, the introduction of new characters and new lands/parts of Skuldenore, the gripping violence and bloodshed, and the great romance that unravels slowly and develops through the pages. This book holds such believable characters, albeit fantasy, pulling you into the lives and struggles of the Lumaterans as they try to take back their stolen lands of Lumatere. Looking forward to devouring Froi of the Exiles and then soon Quintana of Charyn. Fans of Melina Marchetta will be satisfied, even those who don’t like reading fantasy.