New RAF features new novella from Melina Marchetta

marchetta Melina Marchetta returns to the world of Finnikin of the Rock with a brand new novella in the latest edition of the Review of Australian Fiction.

Attention Melina Marchetta fans!

The superstar of Australian YA has contributed a brand new, never-before-published story called ‘Ferragost’ to the latest issue of digital publication the Review of Australian Fiction.

The story is more of a novella, coming in at 15,000 words and takes place in the same world of Marchetta’s fantasy books Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles and the final book in the trilogy (out in September) Quintana Of Charyn.

raf-melinajpgThis new story takes place in the same universe but can be read at any time without the fear of spoilers, as Melina explained on her website last week:

‘Ferragost’ is a stand alone short story. If you are a reader of the Lumatere Chronicles, you’ll rememer that Celie is the daughter of Lord August and Lady Abian and is best friends with the Queen of Lumatere. I promise it doesn’t really give away anything that happens in the upcoming Quintana of Charyn or even Froi of the Exiles. The events of ‘Ferragost’, however, are happening at the same time as in Quintana so you’ll understand the role Celie plays in the bigger picture when Quintana of Charyn is released later this year.

Marchetta also chose the writer who brings us the second story in this issue of RAF - Young Adult author Kirsty Eagar. Kirsty, whose books include Raw Blue, Saltwater Vampires and most recently Night Beach, has contributed a short story called ‘Molasses’.

The Review of Australian Fiction Vol 3 Issue 4 featuring Melina Marchetta and Kirsty Eagar is out now for just $2.99. Buy it here.

The Review of Australian Fiction is:

  • a digital-only publication
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  • a great initiative (we think) and you can find out more here