I AM SO STOKED I CAN’T EVEN OMG. I had a small heart attack when I saw the cover on inkcrush (love that blog!).
Froi of the Exiles
by Melina Marchetta
Lumatere Chronicles #2 (sequel to Finnikin of the Rock)
Three years after Lumatere is united, Froi has adopted the ways of his new homeland, dividing his days between rebuilding the kingdom and training with the Queen’s Guard. Until a mysterious man arrives with a promise that he can grant a young assassin access into the palace of Lumatere’s enemy: to kill the King of Charyn.
But once inside the secretive kingdom of stone, Froi is forced to protect the half mad Princess Quintana and her unborn child who will be the first babe born to Charyn in eighteen years. And in breaking his bond to his beloved Queen Isaboe and Finnikin, Froi may just be the one to bring peace between two kingdoms and find out the truth to his past.
Froi of the Exiles is released October 3, 2011 in Australia (omg I am such a jealous panda right now) by Penguin Australia.
EEEEP I CAN’T WAIT. Finnikin of the Rock is a simply gorgeous fantasy epic, so if you like that genre, don’t miss out :)
And wow, what a cover. I just want to spin in circles-- MM does that to me.
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PS- the cover is the Aussie cover, they'll probably have a different one for US/Canada. Also, I don't know if you can tell or not but I'm a