The Wind Singer epub | fb2 | djvu
ISBN: 0786805692
Author: William Nicholson
Book title: The Wind Singer
Format: ePub | fb2 | DJVU
Pages: 384
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Language: English
Category: Fantasy Books
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In his first novel for young adults, Nicholson blends fast-paced adventure, suspense, humor, and warmth. With its unforgettable characters and vivid, magical world, The Wind Singer is the exciting beginning to a compelling new fantasy trilogy..The first in a trilogy, The Wind Singer is a mesmerizing and remarkably realized fantasy novel full of adventure, suspense, humor and warmth.Kestrel Hath's schoolroom rebellion against the stifling caste system of Aramanth leads to explosive consequences for her and her family: they are relegated to the city's lowest caste and are ostracized. With nothing left to lose, Kestrel and her twin brother, Bowman, do the unthinkable: they leave the city walls. Their only hope to rescue the rest of their family is to find the key to the wind singer, a now-defunct device in the city's center, which was once the source of happiness and harmony in Aramanth. But the key was given to an evil spirit-lord, the Morah, in exchange for the Morah's calling off its terrible army of Zars. Armed with desperate bravery, wits, and determination, Kestrel, Bowman, and a tagalong classmate set off to find the key. Along the way they meet allies and foes, but in order to succeed in their quest they must face the most sinister force of all: the powerful Morah. Book jacket.In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth. Their only hope to rescue the rest of their family is to find the key to the wind singer, a now-defunct device in the city's center, which was once the course of happiness and harmony in Aramanth. Along the way they meet allies and foes, but in order to succeed in their quest, they must face the most sinister force of all: the powerful Morah.In the state of Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences her family to the harshest punishment.Praise for Slaves of the Mastery: - An ALA Notable Book- "A masterful sequel to The Wind Singer.Political intrigue, magical power, and quiet humor will keep the pages turning as readers follow the adventures of heroic twins, but at the heart of this tale is an exploration of slavery, freedom and destiny."-School Library Journal Awards and Citations for The Wind Singer: - Winner of the Nestle Smarties Prize- An ALA Notable Book- .".[a] highly imaginative debut YA novel."-Publishers Weekly- .the background is well delineated, as are the fabulous battles.a thrilling denouement leaves the way clear for the rest of the saga."-Booklist

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