Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Froi of the Exiles Review

593 pages
Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home... Or so he believes... Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not who they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad Princess. And in this barren and mysterious place, he will discover that there is a song sleeping in his blood, and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen. 

Review (ARC):
OMG. This book was excellent. And frustrating. But mostly excellent. I have to say that this is a huge improvement over the first book in the series and it completely blew me away. The author's ability to make the characters come alive is amazing. Froi is the orphaned exile that Queen Isaboe and Finnikin found in the first book and he is the star of this new novel. You get to see a different side of Froi that you didn't know was there and love him for it. Even though Froi is the main character we get to see more intimate sides of some of the favorites from the first book. There are so many twists and turns in this book that I didn't know what was going to happen. Every time I thought the book was coming to an end something completely new would be revealed. I was only frustrated by the ending because its a MAJOR cliffhanger. I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book in this series when it comes out so I can find out what happened! I definitely recommend reading this book. Generally I would say read the first one before you read this one but this book works as a standalone novel too.


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