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“a gripping read…a beautifully narrated, warm thriller of a book, full of inventiveness, action and passion” The Guardian
“In terms of imagination and sheer scale, it’s as ambitious as books get…think Star Wars and then some” Daily Telegraph
“Positively surreal imagery, a fast-moving adventure and a cutting satire all in one. An original and striking read.” Melvin Burgess
“An accessible, rebellious and fast-paced adventure and, as you would expect from the author of Shadowlands, a heart-wringing celebration of love.” The Sunday Times
“I hate school! I hate ratings! I won’t reach higher! I won’t strive harder! I won’t make tomorrow better than today!”
In the walled city of Aramanth, exams are everything – not only for children, but for whole families. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the family to the harshest punishment.
Desperate to save them, Kestrel discovers that life in Aramanth was once different – and if she can find the secret of the Wind Singer, maybe life can change for the better once more. So she and her twin brother, Bowman, set out on a terrifying journey – to the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth…--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book was in lovely condition and came on time and i have read it already its a very good read when you have all the books,thank you very muchPublished 9 months ago by floss
its not my favourite but i would recomment anyone pick up these books, they are a really good read, hope this helpsPublished 23 months ago by games master
This book had an excellent plot and the general idea was great. But the author's style of writing made the book long winded and I quickly grew tired of it. Read morePublished on 3 Feb 2011 by Nigel
This is very much a children's book and that would be the only reason I did not rate it 5 out of 5. I just seem to relate better to teen or young adult fiction. Read morePublished on 27 Aug 2008 by Emm
I actually listened to this on tape and I thought it was brilliant. Gripping story, good characters.Published on 28 Jan 2008 by Doodles
This trilogy is in a similar vein to Phillip Pullmans His Dark Materials trilogy. It isn't too childish for an adult reader to enjoy. Read morePublished on 22 Aug 2007 by rhinoa
Reading the reviews on this site led me to believe that this would be a great book, well written and a member of the "kids books that can be enjoyed by older readers" club. Read morePublished on 14 Dec 2006 by Bill Willis