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- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 28 May 2010
- Language: English
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It surpasses the first two books hugely. It manages to contain as much of the thrilling action of the first two, while acquiring an emotional edge, which culminates in a finale which would draw tears from the most hard-hearted of readers. It is beautiful and poetic, and the entire book is full of sly jokes, metaphors, and clever imagery, brilliantly evoked by Nicholson's warm, generous writing style. It is a masterful, magical, totally compelling conclusion to a trilogy which is distinctive, original, and will hopefully join the ranks of modern fantasy classics.
It follows the tale of two twins, Kestrel and Bowman, children of the prophet Ira Manth and they are gifted with special powers of the Singer people. It also follows the story of the rest of their family and the Manth people from the city of Aramanth, who always manage to stick together no matter what. I'm not going to give the plot away, you'll find it out for yourself.
They are extremely imaginative and easy to understand. The only bad thing about it is that once you start reading it, you can't put it down!!! And even after you've read them once you'll probabily end up reading it again and again.
Adults and children alike will find this book great fun to read and you'll probabily find yourself crying with sadness at some parts and with happiness and laughter at others. I give these books an all time high of 10/10 (and I only give these in exceptional circumstances!!!)
But 'Firesong' has to be my favourite out of the three. I though the journey to the homeland was well written and was fraught with just the right amount of hidden dangers and unexpected joys. What Bo and Kestrel learn from Albard is magical and is magically told. The end of the book left me sobbing for Kestrel, Ira and all the characters I love. In 'Firesong' William Nicholson has created a world of wonder that cannot fail to enchant!
#1) The Wind Singer
#2) Slaves of the Mastery
#1) The Wind Singer:
It starts off with long ago, when the building of the mysterious 'Wind Singer' took place. Then it zooms foward in time, to the great walled city of Aramanth. Here the twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath live. Kestrel creates alot of havoc, when she shouts out swear words through the Wind singer, after running out of school. A very funny, but stupid boy, Mumpo, with an unknown family, falls in love with her, and follows her every where she goes. Maslo Inch, the high examiner of Aramanth, tries to teach her a lesson, where she escapes, and finding the emperor, Creoth the 6th, who gives her a map, and she then sets out on a quest, with Mumpo and Bowman, to bring back the Wind Singers voice. Only then can the city of Aramanth be freed from the evil Morah...
#2) Slaves of the Mastery:
5 years have passed, the city free from the evil Morah, but then the ruthless soilders of the Mastery strike. Kestrel escapes all of the killing, when she realises that her family and her people have been taken away, under slavery. She follows, and meets up with the people of Gang, where she meets the beautiful Sisi. She wants to continue searching for her beloved brother and family, but Gang is holding her back. But what she dosen't know, is that they are on their way to the Mastery. Meanwhile, Bowman learns the secrets of the singer people, who live a long way off on The Island of Sirene. Pinto, Bowman and Kestrel's younger sister has fallen in love with Mumpo, who is no longer stupid, but strong and handsome. He lears to dance the deadly Manaxa.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing . It has suspenseful moments , scary moments, haunting moments and incredibly moving ones . Read morePublished 22 days ago by Suenic
Excellent trilogy, captivated me all the way through. Quite spiritual in its own way.Published 11 months ago by Silverhealer
I read it first when I was 9. It is still, at 22, the single best, and heart altering book I have ever read.Published 13 months ago by Philippa Wait
Unusual, creative series, written well and fast paced. Recommended highly.Published 16 months ago by Ricardo
Read all three books - couldn't put them down. Read the first two paper back and it was this one that pushed me into the kindle club. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son (10) loves the books in this series. Couldn't sleep till he had them finished.Published 20 months ago by RonC