The city of Aramanth has become a kinder place, but in becoming kinder it has also become weaker, making it the perfect target for the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery.
After a swift and brutal battle that leaves the city burned and the Manth people destined for slavery, Kestrel finds herself alone, angry and bitterly sworn to wreak her own revenge. But first she must find her beloved brother Bowman, and he in turn must find a way of understanding the secrets of the mysterious Singer people. Only then can the pair begin to strike out against the Mastery and begin a voyage that will bring the Manth people back to their former stature.
About The Author
William Nicholson is best known as a successful Hollywood screenwriter, whose credits include the BAFTA award-winning Shadowlands and Oscar-winning Gladiator. He also written other films: Sarafina, Nell, First Knight, Grey Owl. He has written and directed his own film, Firelight; and written stage plays: Map of the Heart, Katherine Howard and The Retreat from Moscow. Nicholson's first trilogy for young readers, The Wind on Fire, won the Smarties Gold Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. The first two books in The Noble Warriors trilogy: Seeker and Jango, have received wide acclaim. Nicholson has been cited as one of the most gifted and imaginative writers alive in the world today. His adult titles include The Trial of True Love and The Society of Others. William lives in Sussex with his wife Virginia, and their three children.
"* On Slaves of the Mastery the Sunday Times said: 'A worthy sequel... Rich in characters... A gripping adventure'; The Daily Telegraph said: 'Sophisticated, tightly drawn and gripping.' On The Wind Singer the Guardian said: 'Full of inventiveness, action and passion'; The Sunday Times said: 'An accessible, rebellious and fast-paced adventure.' On Jango the Guardian said: 'A thrilling story of integrity.' On Seeker the Daily Telegraph said 'An engrossing and thoughtful adventure.'"
Series: The Wind on Fire Trilogy
For Ages: 11+ years old
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 7th April 2008
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.222
Edition Number: 1