Ferragost (Lumatere Chronicles, #2.5) - Melina Marchetta,  Kirsty Eagar Thank you, Melina Marchetta], for reminding me how much I want to read [b:Quintana of Charyn and how much of an agonizing wait it is until September.

Because here I was, just barely getting over my heartache after finishing the mindgasm that was Froi of the Exiles, and then BOOM, this shows up.

This was a beautifully written story, and I loved reading every word of it. I was skeptical at first because this was about Lady Celie, someone I barely remembered from the books. Why not a side story about my second favorite couple, Lucian and Phaedra (Froi and Quintana being the first)?

Now, I have been thoroughly put into my place, and Melina Marchetta has reduced me to praying to her muses that that Celie and Banyon are featured more in Quintana.

Overall, 4.5 STARS. Relative to the amazingness of the other two books, I hesitate to give this story a full five stars. But I still recommend everyone to give this story a shot, especially if you are (1) a fan of the Lumatere trilogy or (2) someone who has never read anything by Melina Marchetta and wants to give her stories a quick read. (I can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed)

Also, side note, Ferragosto...August 15? How is this related to the gloomy land of the Castellan? Perhaps a reference to the publication month?