Finnikin Famous Quotes & Sayings

47 Finnikin Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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What is she like? Evanjalin of the Monts?' he asked.

Finnikin thought for a moment. 'Strong. In here,' he said, thumping his chest twice. 'Humbling. Ruthless. Cunning. She can love people with a fierceness that I have not seen before.' He smiled when he realized he was talking too much. 'And she looks like a Mont woman, so of course she's very beautiful.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: What is she like? Evanjalin of the Monts?' he asked.Finnikin thought for a moment. 'Strong.
But it was Finnikin he tried not to look at, except her heard something come from him that sound like some wild animal and then Finnikin said her name and as long as Froi was alive he had never heard a word said with such pain and he knew he never would again.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: But it was Finnikin he tried not to look at, except her heard something come
How unladylike of you to mention such a thing.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: How unladylike of you to mention such a thing.
But Trevanion would not listen. "I travel south," he said, his voice heavy. "And I will do all I can, Finnikin, to convince you to travel with me rather than take a path that may destroy you."
"If you travel south, I am already destroyed," Finnikin said.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: But Trevanion would not listen. "I travel south," he said, his voice heavy. "And I
I would pick them when they bloomed. And when she called me home for supper, I'd place them in her hair and the contrast would take my breath away.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: I would pick them when they bloomed. And when she called me home for supper,
Balthazar pledged to die defending his royal house of Lumuatere. Finnikin swore to be their protector and guide for as long as he lived. Lucian vowed he would be the light whom they traveled toward in times of need.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Balthazar pledged to die defending his royal house of Lumuatere. Finnikin swore to be their
As he left Yata's home that morning, he knew that a part of his life was complete and that whatever path he chose, he would experience the ache of unfulfilled dreams. For a moment he allowed himself to feel regret at the thought of never building a cottage by the river with Trevanion. Or living the life of a simple farmer connected to the earth. Or traveling his kingdom, satisfying the nomad he had become. To be Finnikin of the Rock and the Monts and the River and the Flatlands and the Forest. To be none of those at all.
Yet he also knew that to lose her to another man would be a slow torture every day for the rest of his life.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: As he left Yata's home that morning, he knew that a part of his life
Froi slipped off Finnikin's horse, quietly looking up at him and then the others before turning in the direction Evanjalin had taken. He removed his bedroll from the saddle and placed it on his shoulder.

"She and me? We the same in some fings. We live. The others, those orphan kids, they dead. Because she and me, we want to live and we do anyfing to make that happen. That's the difference between us and others. I seen them. I seen Lumaterans die, and you know what I do to live? Anyfing. Do you hear me? I do anyfing. Just like her."

Froi turned and followed Evanjalin, and this time it seemed he understood exactly which path he was taking.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Froi slipped off Finnikin's horse, quietly looking up at him and then the others before
You returned for me, Finn. After everything you said."
Finnkin's eyes were fierce with emotion.
"Do you honestly think I would have left you out here, knowing there was a small army in the vicinity?"
"I'm surprised you were able to convince Perri and your father to return."
Finnikin laughed. "All I had to do was stop the horse and say, 'I think ... ' and they were racing back into the woods to you.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: You returned for me, Finn. After everything you said."Finnkin's eyes were fierce with emotion."Do you
He watched as Finnikin swung onto the horse, his sleeve stained with blood. Froi liked the way Finnikin reached behind him and took Evanjalin's hand, placing it around his waist. It made everything seem normal because Finnikin always wanted to touch her.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: He watched as Finnikin swung onto the horse, his sleeve stained with blood. Froi liked
He just watched the way Finnikin's hands rested on Evanjalin's neck and he rubbed his thumb along her jaw and the way his tongue seemed to disappear inside her mouth as if he needed a part of her to breathe himself.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: He just watched the way Finnikin's hands rested on Evanjalin's neck and he rubbed his
Sir Topher finally looked up. "Because any hope beyond that, my boy, would be too much. I feared we would drown in it."
"Then I choose to drown," Finnikin said. "In hope. Rather than float into nothing.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Sir Topher finally looked up. "Because any hope beyond that, my boy, would be too
You list the dead. You tell the stories of the past. You write about the catastrophes and the massacres. What about the living, Finnikin? Who honors them?Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: You list the dead. You tell the stories of the past. You write about the
My father will hear about this"(395).Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: My father will hear about this"(395).
Tell me about the farm," she pleaded as drops of blood began to appear on her hand.
"The farm?"
"The farm that Finnikin the peasant would have lived on with his bride."
"Evanjalin. That was her name. Did I mention that?"
She laughed through a sob. "No, you didn't."
"They would plant rows upon rows of wheat and barley, and each night they would sit under the stars to admire what they owned. Oh, and they would argue. She believes the money made would be better spent on a horse, and he believes they need a new barn. But then later they would forget all their anger and he would hold her fiercely and never let her go."
"And he'd place marigolds in her hair?" she asked.
He clasped her hands against his and watched her blood seep through the lines of his skin. "And he would love her until the day he died," he said.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Tell me about the farm," she pleaded as drops of blood began to appear on
Silence is not just about secrecy, Your Majesty. It is grief and it is shame.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Silence is not just about secrecy, Your Majesty. It is grief and it is shame.
How long is this going to take, Finnikin? Ask him if they have food. You promised me roast pork." Finnikin rolled his eyes as Moss swung from side to side, trying to dislodge him from his back. "Woman, I'm trying to fight here! Or has that escaped your attention?" Moss reached over his shoulder, grabbed Finnikin by his jerkin, and swung him over his head. But then he stopped suddenly, sliding Finnikin back onto the ground, staring at him. "Finnikin? Did she say Finnikin?" Finnikin felt dizzy, the world spinning out of control. "Finn?" Moss asked again, and then something else seemed to occur to him. "Did you tell her to go get your . . ." He swung around to where the others stood. "Blessed day," he murmured. "Oh, blessed day.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: How long is this going to take, Finnikin? Ask him if they have food. You
No stories or explanations,' Finnikin had once told him. 'When it comes to women, straight into an apology and you will find the rest of your life bearable.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: No stories or explanations,' Finnikin had once told him. 'When it comes to women, straight
Finn, listen!" Trevanion said, his voice raw."I prayed to see you one more time. It's all I prayed for. Nothing more. And my prayers were answered. Go east, I'll lend them west."
"We have a dilemma, then," Finnikin said fiercely. "Because I prayed that you would grow old and hold my children in your arms as you held me. My prayers have not been answered yet, Trevanion. So whose prayer is more worthy? Yours or mine?
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Finn, listen!" Trevanion said, his voice raw."I prayed to see you one more time. It's
Brothers always. Balthazar is with us too. We make this work,' Finnikin said fiercely. 'We bring peace to these kingdoms. We deserve it. Our women do. All of us have lost too much, Froi. We've lost the joy of being children. Let's not take that from Jasmina and Tariq and those who come after themMelina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Brothers always. Balthazar is with us too. We make this work,' Finnikin said fiercely. 'We
Mercy', Finnikin said, grinning from ear to ear. 'We're going to have a bed full of children and I'll have to holler out to my wife, Hello there! It's been a long time since we last spoke!Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Mercy', Finnikin said, grinning from ear to ear. 'We're going to have a bed full
Does she belong to you, Finnikin?" Yata asked, her eyes piercing. "No," he said after a moment. "But she belongs to my heart. I feel her absence strongly and it brings me ... sorrow.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Does she belong to you, Finnikin?" Yata asked, her eyes piercing. "No," he said after
If I become king, do I have to ask your guards and your ladies permission each time I want to touch you in my marriage bed?"
Her eyes blazed. "When you become my king, Finnikin, you can touch me whenever you want. Wherever you want.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: If I become king, do I have to ask your guards and your ladies permission
Do you belong to the king?" he asked, his voice husky. She gently placed his hand against the beating pulse of her heart. Always, always it beat out of control, and he held his hand to it until he felt it perfectly match his. "Yes, Finnikin," she said. "I belong to the king. I will always belong to him." And there lay the bittersweet despair of what awaited them in the Valley.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Do you belong to the king?" he asked, his voice husky. She gently placed his
And at last Finnikin understood why he had felt so sorrowful and silent these last few days. He knew how to be Finnikin of the Rock to Evanjalin of the Monts. But he had no idea who to be to Queen Isaboe.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: And at last Finnikin understood why he had felt so sorrowful and silent these last
Do not cry," she said fiercely, but her own tears flowed. "Do not cry, Finnikin. For if we begin, our tears will never end.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Do not cry," she said fiercely, but her own tears flowed. "Do not cry, Finnikin.
The gods whispered to you once, Finnikin. And you listened. But they are proud and refuse to speak to those who do not believe that there is something out there mightier than the minds and intellect of mortals.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: The gods whispered to you once, Finnikin. And you listened. But they are proud and
You've been quiet these past days," Trevanion said. "Are you going to tell me what the ... exchange of words was about?"
"Who said there was an exchange of words?" Finnikin asked with irritation.
"When a woman says 'I hope you fall under your horse' and 'catch your death, then see if I grieve you,'" Perri said, "then there's been an exchange of words."
Finnikin glared at him.
"In my humble opinion.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: You've been quiet these past days," Trevanion said. "Are you going to tell me what
Most times he knew there was no hope for Arjuro and Gargarin and Lirah and De Lancey. Too much pain in the past and too much power working against them in the present day. But as he watched Arjuro prop up De Lancey to better remove the arrow, Froi saw the foolishness of dreamers, and he decided he'd like to die so foolish. With a dream in his heart about possibilities rather than a chain of hopelessness. Finnikin had once said that was the only way to live. That he wanted to drown in hope rather than wallow in despair.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Most times he knew there was no hope for Arjuro and Gargarin and Lirah and
Why question what Froi of Lumatere was doing here?' he asked.' When you should be questioning what would have happened to Charyn if he hadn't been here. Who else would have saved Gargarin of Abroi from the street lords? ... 'Who would have saved Quintana of Charyn from hanging? Who would have rescued her from Tariq of Lascow's compound? Who would have sent her to a safe place to birth the cursebreaker? Blah, blah, blah. I'm bored now,' Finnikin said, looking around.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Why question what Froi of Lumatere was doing here?' he asked.' When you should be
If she's out here and not locked up in the barracks, I'll know," he said. He took a deep breath and whistled.
"You share a whistle?" Trevanion said in disbelief.
"Do you have a problem with that?" Finnikin asked.
"I have a few whistles," Lucian murmured. "Very confusing sometimes."
"Whistles are meant for combat," Trevanion said. "Not wooing women. Women do not understand whistles.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: If she's out here and not locked up in the barracks, I'll know," he said.
Everyone had told him to be strong for her, but Finnikin didn't know how to be strong for himself.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Everyone had told him to be strong for her, but Finnikin didn't know how to
Near the window, Finnikin stood with both hands against the wall, his head bent over her. As always, the intimacy between them made Froi ache.
"I promise you," Finnikin said. "I've already shouted at her and used a very, very reprimanding tone."
"I was quivering," the Queen said, stepping out from behind Finnikin.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Near the window, Finnikin stood with both hands against the wall, his head bent over
Froi woke to see five faces staring down at him.
"You fainted," Lirah said.
"No, I didn't."
"Yes, you did," Gargarin argued.
"You climbed down well enough, but the moment we touched the ground, you fainted," Finnikin said.
"I've never fainted a day in my life.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Froi woke to see five faces staring down at him."You fainted," Lirah said."No, I didn't.""Yes,
Trevanion wrapped his arm around his son's neck like shepherd's hook and dragged him along playfully. when he let go, Finnikin thought he would have liked his father to hold on a moment longer.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Trevanion wrapped his arm around his son's neck like shepherd's hook and dragged him along
This hand says you spend the rest of your life with me," he said, holding out his left hand, "and this one says I spend the rest of my life with you. Choose."
She bit her lip, tears welling in her eyes. She took both of his hands in hers and he shuddered. "I will die protecting you," he says.
There was a look of dismay on her face. "Just like a man of this kingdom, Finnikin. Talking of death, yours or mine, is not a good way to begin a-"
Isaboe gave a small gasp when he leaned forward, his lips an inch away from hers. "I will die for you," he whispered.
She cupped his face in her hands. "But promise me you'll live for me first, my love. Because nothing we are about to do is going to be easy and I need you by my side.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: This hand says you spend the rest of your life with me," he said, holding
Finnikin met her eyes, wanting desperately to make sense of her request. Why Pietrodore? But in a moment the realization hit, and he smiled in wonder. "It's not chance, Trevanion," he said, kicking the golden carpet of leaves at his feet. He ran back toward her, sliding part of the way until he could grab her by the waist and swing her around. "You are a goddess, Evanjalin of the Monts.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Finnikin met her eyes, wanting desperately to make sense of her request. Why Pietrodore? But
Finnikin's head was bent low over the horse and he kicked its flanks hard and Froi had never clutched the body of one who felt so much but it reminded him of the time when he had tried to take Evanjalin in the barn. Both times the touch of their bodies had burned him, but this time something entered his bloodstream. Planted a seed.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Finnikin's head was bent low over the horse and he kicked its flanks hard and
Land?' Froi whispered. 'You're giving them land? I'm not worth the valley.'
'You're worth a kingdom,' Finnikin said, turning back to the crowd.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Land?' Froi whispered. 'You're giving them land? I'm not worth the valley.''You're worth a kingdom,'
Finnikin had learned over the years not to think of anything beyond the practicalities of getting from one point to another. To focus on the achievable.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Finnikin had learned over the years not to think of anything beyond the practicalities of
She bewitches you," Trevanion said. "And she is yours for the taking. Any fool can see that. So take her and get whatever needs to be gotten out of your system."
...
"Maybe you are right, Trevanion," he said, turning back to his father. "But it is her hope that bewitches me, and that hope I may never get out of my system, no matter how many times she's to be gotten. Can you not see it burning in her eyes? Does it not make you want to look away when you have none to give in return? Her hope fills me with ... something other than this dull weight I wake with each morning.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: She bewitches you," Trevanion said. "And she is yours for the taking. Any fool can
Finnikin waited, thinking of all the things he had to tell her.

That perhaps he was the resurdus of Seranonna's prophecy, the one to break the spell at the main gate. And that she, Evanjalin, was the light of his sometimes very dark heart who would lead him.

Then he heard the crunch of footsteps and she was there and he opened his coat and wrapped her inside, holding her tight until the beat of their hearts slowed to the same pace and her lips were against the base of his throat.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Finnikin waited, thinking of all the things he had to tell her.That perhaps he was
Today this courtyard was filled with great warriors. What is more? But it was not filled with great men who have the heart to rule a kingdom. Any man can kill, Finnikin. It is a stroke, an action with one's hand. But not every man knows how to lead.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Today this courtyard was filled with great warriors. What is more? But it was not
She shrugged. "I don't have my horse anymore."
"Your horse? The horse was mine."
"Don't be ridiculous." Evanjalin continued walking up the track. "You would never have stolen the horse in Sarnak if I didn't encourage you. So I consider it mine.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: She shrugged. "I don't have my horse anymore.""Your horse? The horse was mine.""Don't be ridiculous."
We do not consider the kingdom damned," Lord August said politely. "We prefer not to use that word."

"What would you call it, Lord August?" Finnikin asked. "A little magic? A slight curse? A bit of bad luck?
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: We do not consider the kingdom damned," Lord August said politely. "We prefer not to
Do you think you should warn him (the guard) that I'm going to kiss you?"
He loved the flush that appeared on her face, and there was an intake of breath from the girls.
"Aldron," she said clearing her throat,"if he agrees to become king, I'm going to let him kiss me. Please don't stop him."
Aldron thought for a moment and sighed, holding up his hand. "Wait there and do not move," he ordered Finnikin, before calling out to one of the other guards who stood on the platform. "Ask Perri if he's allowed to touch her if he's agreed to be king.
Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Do you think you should warn him (the guard) that I'm going to kiss you?"He
Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best.Melina Marchetta Finnikin Sayings By Melina Marchetta: Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best.