Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta Great story, Good world-building and pacing, Terrible characterization.

I am glad I read this book but I'm also disappointed. For as much as I enjoyed the story, which really was great, I simply didn't connect with the characters save one. And I really wanted to connect with Finnikin, Evanjalin and Trevanion, the heroes, but all I got was the lisping thief, Froi. The thing is that that darn thief is the main character in the second book of this series. So I'm tempted to read it but my disappointment with this one is holding me back. I'll give it a little time and see if I'll get drawn back to Lumentare.