Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta Solid 4.5 stars, deservedly rounded up to 5.0
I really loved this book - probably even better than the first one, [b:Finnikin of the Rock|4932435|Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1)|Melina Marchetta||4998084].
Froi is such an excellent character; I love his temper and his internal struggles to be someone worthy and do the right thing. The introduction of Quintana was terrific; the story of her damage was spellbinding. I simply adored Gargarin and Arjuro - I really couldn't get enough of them.
This is a very long book with a lot that happens, so I wouldn't be able to do it justice with a reveiw that only skims. So, I'll just leave it at this: I loved it and am very much looking forward to the next installment, [b:Quintana of Charyn|10165761|Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)|Melina Marchetta||15064476]. Wish I didn't have to wait so long for it to come out in paperback.