The second book in William Nicholson’s award-winning epic fantasy series, Wind on Fire.
‘Gloriously cinematic and completely enthralling’ – Independent
“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 state of Aramanth, rules are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. Desperate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer, and she and her twin brother, Bowman, set out on a terrifying journey to the true source of evil that grips Aramanth . . .
Fantasy books for children don’t get more spectacular than The Wind Singer. Since first publication, William Nicholson’s Wind on Fire trilogy has been translated into over 25 languages and won prizes including the Blue Peter Book Award and Smarties Prize Gold Award. One of the greatest writers of our time, William Nicholson’s has not only sold millions of children’s books worldwide, he also written for the screen and the stage, including the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and the BAFTA-winning play Shadowlands.
“* On The Wind Singer the Guardian said: ‘Full of inventiveness, action and passion’; the Daily Telegraph said: ‘In terms of imagination and sheer scale, it’s as ambitious as books get.’; The Sunday Times said: ‘An accessible, rebellious and fast-paced adventure.’ * Noman, book 3 of The Noble Warriors trilogy, published in September 2007. The Noble Warriors has received huge acclaim. On Jango the Guardian said: ‘A thrilling story of integrity.’ On Seeker the Daily Telegraph said ‘An engrossing and thoughtful adventure.'”
About the Author
William Nicholson William Nicholson is one of the most talented and in demand writers in the world. He has won awards and critical acclaim across the silver screen, stage and printed book. As a Hollywood screenwriter he has written the screenplays for the Oscar-winning Gladiator and the BAFTA-winner Shadowlands, and his books for children have won him both the Smarties Gold Award and Blue Peter Book Award William was born in 1948 and received his early education at Downside School, a Roman Catholic monastic school, set in the countryside near Bath. He went on to study English Literature at Christ’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a double First Class degree in 1970. After leaving university, William joined BBC television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. It was not long before William’s talent was channelled into writing for television dramas. In addition to his hugely successful Wind on Fire trilogy, his books for children and his books for teenagers include the Noble Warriors series and Rich and Mad. William lives in Sussex with his wife Virginia.