By: Melina Marchetta
Basically, you should read this book. Finnikin of the Rock is the first in the Lumatere Chronicles and is followed by Froi of the Exiles. Neither of these books are as good as Quintana of Charyn but they are still good. Froi of the Exiles left off at a cliff hanger which is where Quintana of Charyn picks up. I was looking forward to this book for a long time and it was better than anything I could've imagined. If I say anything plot based about this book it ruins Froi of the Exiles so I'm not going to. Quintana of Charyn is a true 5. It had absolutely no flaws. Lumatere, Charyn, and all the characters are beautiful and everyone should experience them. Quintana of Charyn has many beautiful quotes because of the eloquence Melina Marchetta writes with. To close up I will leave some quotes to sample the actual beauty of the words Melina Marchetta wrote.
"'You said to me once that you weren't what I dreamed of. You were right. You surpass everything I dreamed of. Even the rot in you that's caused you to do shameful things. Some men let the rot and guilt fester into something ugly beyond words. Few men can turn it into worth and substance. If you're gods' blessed for no other reason, it's for that."
"There it was. Suddenly the strangeness of Quintana of Charyn's face made sense. Because it was a face meant for laughing, but it had never been given a chance. It robbed Phaedra of her breath."
"Take care of the little king...tell him he was made from love and hope....This is your bond to him, Dorcas. If you're good for nothing else, follow a bond that makes him a good king."
Finally one of my three favorite quotes (I can't find one of them and the other one gives away the ending)
"'Do I have to be here to belong to you?' Froi asked. 'Can't I belong to you wherever I am?'"
There are more quotes here http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/15064476-quintana-of-charyn-lumatere-chronicles-3 but I picked out the best ones and some of these give away the ending.