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Quintana of Charyn Release Open Thread

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s September 26 in Australia and that means Quintana of Charyn, the third book in the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, is out!! While we’re all pouring through the book anxiously pondering Froi’s fate, feel free to share your opinions of what’s happening so far, or what has happened in the previous two books, in the comments. (WARNING: SPOILERS).

P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the September 25 releases, they’re forthcoming, I promise.

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3)
by Melina Marchetta

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3)

By: Melina Marchetta

Release Date: September 26, 2012 (Australia)

Summary:Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn’s unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict? When the forces marshalled in Charyn’s war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land, including Lumatere, only Froi can set things right, with the help of those he loves.
  1. September 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    it’s been hard wait!

  2. lis
    September 26, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I just finished Froi and man! Am I happy I started this series so I can continue right away with Quintana! The way things are now, big chance that this series end up in my absolute favorite pile.

    Finnikin started rather slow for me, had a bit of difficulties to get into the story. But once hooked, there wasn’t a dull moment for me. I didn’t really care for Froi until the almost rape… After that he ruined it for me. So when I discovered that book 2 was actually about him, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to like him. But damn! How can one not?! I’m still wondering what would’ve happened if no one had pulled him away from Isaboe and although he often doubts himself I don’t believe for one second that the man he is now would ever do such thing. Ok done fangirling πŸ™‚ (wasn’t that bad, right?)

    Then, what an ending!! It has me confused in so many ways! Who saved Froi? Sowing doubt about Gar. And Phaedra… First I was annoyed when Froi’s story got interrupted. After a while I caught myself that I actually looked forward to read more about Lucian and Phaedra. So I was so mad when she died! But then she didn’t… What’s up with that?! Why are they in hiding? I don’t get it :/

    So ok, spilled enough time with typing this >> up to Quintana πŸ™‚

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:43 am

      oh let me tell you my theory… i think Phaedra somehow found quintana and they pretended to dye so they could protect her and the baby. nav thinks i am wrong…
      we will see.

      • lis
        September 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

        well to be honest that theory doesn’t sound that bad. What do you think then Navs?? Cause I can’t come up with another reason why P would leave Lucian and hide with some others pretending to have plague…

      • Navs
        September 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

        I don’t think you’re entirely wrong but I feel like those two events don’t match. How could Quintana reach Lumatere and Froi asked her to go to her mother’s village.

        • lis
          September 26, 2012 at 4:51 am

          ok confession: I suck at geography… Where Q was with Froi, was that far from Lumatere?

          • Navs
            September 26, 2012 at 4:56 am

            My theory was that Phaedra wanted to know what was going on in Charyn since nobody was telling them anything. So they wanted to find out and maybe plan on saving Q too. I don’t know. I’m confused now and the theory doesn’t sound that good.

            About Q’s location, I can’t be sure. *sigh* I really need to start the book instead of mentally banging my head against the wall thinking about it.

          • September 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

            sort of but they are in the same direction

            They were attacked at the mountain to get to the village remember? which means they knew she was going there. so it wasnt save for her and Q is not dumb. i wouldnt have thought it, if P wouldnt have faked her death. but she did. so thats what my brain came up with.
            sooo nav, whats your theory about P? why did she fake her own death? or do you only attack mine?

            • Lis
              September 26, 2012 at 5:01 am

              Lool! Our little woman here was right with her theory! :p

              • September 26, 2012 at 5:02 am

                huh?! who what? are you reading right now?

              • Navs
                September 26, 2012 at 5:07 am

                Don’t spoil it for me!! Please don’t!

            • Navs
              September 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

              Hmmm.. I can’t recall a lot of things. So Froi and Q were headed to what village? Q’s mother’s or Lumatere?

              Lol! Well apart from attacking your theory, I have mine because I think that Phaedra and other ladies staged their deaths earlier than Q and Froi decided to leave. So they wouldn’t have known that Q needed saving at that time.

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 4:45 am

      Finnikin was slow for me too. I slept around two times while reading the first 100 pages. It might also have something to do with how late I started it both the times. We don’t realize that Froi is the kid who tried to rape Isaboe till later I think. So for a long time I had no idea who the sequel was going to be about. And I was skeptical too but Froi is fantastically amazing. :3

      Same! When the chapters switched between Lumatere and Charyn, I didn’t want either story to take a pause! Marchetta writes in such a fashion that you can’t help all the feels you get reading her work.

      • September 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

        huh? woman! you were asleep!!
        LOL how did you miss that near rape scene? it was while froi was in prison with his dad (i think)

        • Navs
          September 26, 2012 at 4:53 am

          Well, I started Finnikin around 12 or something at night both times. And the starting is slow. And I might’ve been tired. It’s funny cause I usually stay up till morning sometimes to finish a book I like. Damn the consequences. And this series is my favorite.

          No, didn’t miss it. But we didn’t know that he was called Froi then. That’s what I’m trying to say.

          • lis
            September 26, 2012 at 4:54 am

            ok but we knew it was the boy thief that was with them…
            and crap you girls are distracting me!

            • Navs
              September 26, 2012 at 4:58 am

              I hadn’t read Froi’s synopsis. I just knew that there was going to be a sequel called “Froi of the exiles”. And when that scene happens, we didn’t know that the boy thief was called Froi, so I had no idea who the next book was going to be about until later.

              • Lis
                September 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

                Ow ok ok! I understand now what you meant πŸ˜‰

              • September 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

                pfff no no no! you got that wrong luv
                after they rescued him from the slave traders, he said his name was froi… and thats when he starts talking and stuff…. and at the end of finnikin its really clear that he is froi and they call him froi of the exiles
                you WERE as sleep girly girl!

                • Navs
                  September 26, 2012 at 5:06 am

                  Really? I guess I was. I’ve read so many books since I read Finnikin and Froi that the details are all smudgy. But wait a second.. the slave traders scene happens after he tries to rape her. Isobel sold him off later.

                  • Lis
                    September 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

                    Ok now u 2 lost me. You have a language of your own huh :/

                  • Lis
                    September 26, 2012 at 5:26 am

                    Ok I come to your rescue! The almost rape was at p164 on my Ereader and the first time they refer to him as Froi was page 213

                    • Navs
                      September 26, 2012 at 5:27 am

                      Ah! So those details aren’t really that smudgy. Thanks Mel. πŸ˜‰

  3. lis
    September 26, 2012 at 4:40 am

    and btw, I know some people around here don’t mind a bad ending but considering what I’ve been through already with these books, IT MIGHT BETTER END GOOD!! 😑

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:46 am

      lol! i actually sort of agree… but i do think that there will be some things that go a miss. i am worried about froi and finniking. hope they end up still being friends actually.

      i think froi & quin and fin & isaboe are going to be fine- not so sure about phaedra and luc. but i really really want them to end up together.

      so who is reading ahead to warn us?

      • lis
        September 26, 2012 at 4:48 am

        ow ow are you actually asking me to sacrifice myself and read the last page?? πŸ˜›

        • September 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

          uh, no i meant someone has to read fast, one of the robots. and when we totally distressed give us a crum or two. ( well they can always spoil the entire book like i did for you LOL)

  4. lis
    September 26, 2012 at 4:53 am

    but the robots are too busy lately :(( they are useless!! We, slow readers, have to do it by ourselves. sigh. What a cruel world we live in

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:58 am

      lol thats true! makes me wonder what one has robots for πŸ˜‰

      • Lis
        September 26, 2012 at 4:59 am

        U think we should start looking for new once? We can post an open vacancy…

        • September 26, 2012 at 5:01 am

          good idea….

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

      Hahaha! You people are so distracting! I think I’ll just reply to one more comment and go offline but I’ll be stuck here for hours.

  5. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Is it just me or are all the different discussions here very confusing?

    Navs, I’m with you! This way I never get through the book…

  6. September 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

    lol i agree with both of you
    i actually have tons and tons of work to do today. gotta go
    just tell me lis who was right?

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 5:08 am

      Mel, PM her. Don’t spoil it for me!

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:15 am

        yes mel pm me!

    • Lis
      September 26, 2012 at 5:14 am

      I already posted that… In one of the discussions above :p

      • Navs
        September 26, 2012 at 5:18 am

        Now I have to tread very carefully here or a spoiler mine would go off.

  7. September 26, 2012 at 5:15 am

    well this mutliple discussion thing is confusing me!
    mel just pm me pls!!

    • Lis
      September 26, 2012 at 5:20 am

      Woman you have the book… All you have to do is read the prologue πŸ˜‰

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:33 am

        lol, i am going for coffee in about ten, minutes then i can read ;P

  8. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Btw do you think Gar or Ar will die? I have the feeling one of the 2 will…

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 5:26 am

      I have the same sinking feeling that someone will die. And since Finnikin and others are out for Gar’s blood, it’s more likely that Ar will die. :/

      • September 26, 2012 at 5:34 am

        yep i agree. plus Ar feels still guilty for Gar being imprisoned for 8years because of him…
        but what will that do to froi and fin? See my concerns for their friendship are validated!

      • Lis
        September 26, 2012 at 5:39 am

        Well AR betrayed Gar in the past. I think he is gonna try to make up for that now that the lumatrians wants to kill gar…

        And finnikin is annoying me with his jealousy of Froi!!

        • Navs
          September 26, 2012 at 5:44 am

          Yeah. Things won’t be pretty. Froi and Finnikin are gonna have some differences.

          Mel, no talking about the book till all of us start!

          • lis
            September 26, 2012 at 5:54 am

            but i’m still stuck on chapter 1!

            • Navs
              September 26, 2012 at 6:07 am

              At least you’ve started!

  9. September 26, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Navs :
    Ah! So those details aren’t really that smudgy. Thanks Mel.

    sorry i missed one of your comments there. this comment thread has become rather confusing.

    going for coffee and starting to read now πŸ™‚

    • Lis
      September 26, 2012 at 5:40 am

      Lol yeah i don’t think others will be able to join in this spider web :p

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 5:42 am

      I’m still stuck on GR and here! Argh! We haven’t even started discussing Quintana and look at this thread! All out of control. *shakes head*

      • lis
        September 26, 2012 at 5:53 am

        yeah Mitch is not gonna be very happy with us 😦

        • lis
          September 26, 2012 at 5:54 am

          let’s blame it on Asiye πŸ˜‰

          • Navs
            September 26, 2012 at 6:06 am

            But you started it? Why would I blame my e-mum? πŸ˜›
            *whispers* Oh yeah! She has the first comment! It’s on her!

        • Navs
          September 26, 2012 at 6:08 am

          He asked us to join. We’re innocent here. πŸ˜‰

  10. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Navs! Can I already start telling about the book?? I’m dying here!!!

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

      Wait. I’m starting. I promise I am. Internet loves me too much and won’t let me go. πŸ˜₯
      You carry on. I won’t come here till I’ve covered a few chapters.

  11. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I have read a few chapters by now and only one little part was written as Q’s pov. It is not easy to get into her head… But I’m wondering if we will get more pov’s from her cause the book title is Quintana… And book 1 and 2 the author also wrote mainly from Finnikin’s and Froi’s pov

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

      It would be interesting to read something from her pov. She really is a strange girl. I have finally started!

  12. Navs
    September 26, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Den you were right! :O

    • September 26, 2012 at 9:30 am

      just started and YESSSSSSSSS! i was!

  13. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Isaboe is pissing me of! I KNOW she suffered big time and what happened to her and her people is horrible beyond words. But the strength I liked in her in book 1 isn’t so attractive anymore now… She’s blinded IMO by her past. She wants to take revenge but with that hurting Charynites who have nothing to do with everything that happened. Hurting Charynites who suffered so hard herself.
    Nope. Not liking her atm. At all!

    • September 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

      oh i am just in the first chapter and i think froi is uhm rather full of shit right now…
      but then again, what would i think if my husband would be whispering my friends name while he is sleeping and then refuses to explain…

      • lis
        September 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

        you mean finn right?

  14. September 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

    uhm guys last time i was here, there were 30comments… i came back and there were 60!! o.O

    soooo dont even think of blaming me!
    its your own fault mr.md — you suggested we discuss it here!!!
    i am so not taking the blame for this one

  15. September 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Holy crap, I could either read all 60+ comments or Quintana … hmmm … sorry ladies, easy choice 😦

    • lis
      September 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

      AW!! it is so sweet you choose US instead of Quintana πŸ˜‰

    • lis
      September 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

      yeah navs really is a chatterbox… sigh

      • Navs
        September 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

        *is flabbergasted* I am a chatter-box? Mel, darling, it takes two hands to clap. πŸ˜›

        Spoiler alert for who hasn’t covered about 40% of the book:

        Yeah, Isobel’s decisions are rather harsh but now that she knows more from Froi’s letter I’m hoping she won’t be too quick to judge.

        • September 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

          You’ll REALLY like her once you see what she does first for Quintana and then at the end πŸ˜‰

          • Navs
            September 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

            Yeah rub it in AMAZING Mitch. *scowls*

            • September 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

              lmao!! you two are just too much!!

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      You must be finished by now. Right Mitch?

      • September 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        I am. AMAZING!!!!

  16. September 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    ok i am done with my day. decided gonna wait for katy , so i can read with her πŸ™‚
    but your comments make me wanna read… maybe ill just read a little- just a teeny tiny bit.. like another chapter..

    • Navs
      September 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Yeah? And that will make you read one more and then another. It’s addictive. πŸ˜‰

  17. Lis
    September 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Mitch :
    I am. AMAZING!!!!

    U say that yourself cause you needed a reminder?

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Lol I was talking about the book. Not about me. I should probably pay attention in class huh *goes to eat humble pie*

    • September 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm


  18. September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    hahaha Mitch they will never let you off the hook with that one.

  19. September 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    i really need to sleep. i just wanted to say. i love froi and i love lucien. sigh

  20. Navs
    September 27, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Is it only me who has cried? I initially wanted to cry happy tears and then it turned into an emotional choke-hold while reading about Froi and that scene. And then …Isobel.. and…th…*huddles in a corner and sobs*

    • September 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

      uhm no i havent cried.. yet. what scene are you talking about? i am only halfway into the book…
      dont cry *pats her on the head*
      common girly girl, dont be upset *hugs her*

      • Navs
        September 27, 2012 at 4:43 am

        I’m 80% in. And then it will end!! And I’ll cry all over again.. πŸ˜₯
        You’ll reach there. But can’t say if it will make you cry. I’ve always been emotional to scenes where people die cause of war. It hits me the hardest. :/

  21. Navs
    September 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I’m done. :’)
    I stopped before reading the epilogue because I didn’t want it to end. I have so many feels.. :3
    I don’t think words will be enough to ever describe my love for Froi,Gar,Ari,Finn,Q,Isobel,Trevanion,Beatriss,Tesadora,Perri,Phaedra,Luc-ien,Vestie,Jessamine,Tariq,Mort,Grij,De Lancey,Rafuel…er..it’s a long list but you know, the entire population of this series. Even Finn’s hound, Gert and Bert and the river and the valley and the godhouse and eveRY.SINGLE.THING!
    I don’t want to read any other book for a long time now. :/
    Marchetta has set really high standards for fantasy.

    • Navs
      September 27, 2012 at 8:16 am

      Ohmygosh I forgot special mention to Lirah! I’m sorry Lirah! I didn’t mean to! Did I forget anyone else? Oh Sir Topher! Priestking! Yata! Cecily! I’m sorry! D:

  22. Lis
    September 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Mitch :
    Lol I was talking about the book. Not about me. I should probably pay attention in class huh *goes to eat humble pie*

    Yeah yeah
    As if you wouldn’t say that about yourself :p

  23. Butterfly
    September 28, 2012 at 3:31 am

    OMG! Are you guys talking about the book?

    • Navs
      September 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      We were talking about Froi..Q of C remain untouched.

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