Firesong : an adventure /

by Nicholson, William; Sis, Peter [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Nicholson, William. Wind on fire: bk. 3.Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2002Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: 422 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0786805714 :.Title notes: $17.99 4-2003$17.99 (g) 8/28/2008Subject(s): Twins -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Fantasy -- FictionSummary: Having saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery, twins Bowman and Kestrel are free to seek their promised land.
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The Manth people are at last free to seek their promised land, led by Bowman and Kestrel's mother, a prophetess. But the journey is long and hard, filled with many dangers, enemies, distractions, and temptations. And each of the travelers is preoccupied with his or her own worries. Bowman is torn between his attraction to Sisi, a former princess, and what he believes is his destiny-to sacrifice himself for the good of the people. Kestrel also feels a pull toward a mission, toward something-but for some reason, she cannot envision her life beyond the journey. "Again Nicholson uses his screenwriting skills to produce a lively, fast-moving adventure."-VOYA William Nicholson worked for the BBC as the director/producer of more than forty documentary films and has written screenplays for such feature films as Gladiator, Shadowlands,Sarafinal, Nell, and First Knight. Mr. Nicholson lives with his family in England.

Having saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery, twins Bowman and Kestrel are free to seek their promised land.

$17.99 4-2003

$17.99 (g) 8/28/2008

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue: Bounce On, Jumper (p. 3)
  • 1 The View from the Sourgum Tree (p. 15)
  • 2 Drunkenness (p. 38)
  • 3 Sisi's Kiss (p. 53)
  • 4 Walking the Storm (p. 74)
  • 5 The Winner Chooses a Bride (p. 100)
  • 6 Farewell to Childhood (p. 117)
  • 7 The Dying of the Last Fire (p. 135)
  • 8 Fatness Is Happiness (p. 160)
  • 9 Talking with Pigs (p. 183)
  • 10 Captain Canobius's Feast (p. 203)
  • 11 Winter Dawn (p. 220)
  • 12 All My Loves (p. 235)
  • 13 The Egg's Song (p. 260)
  • 14 Pinto Grows Up (p. 280)
  • 15 Bowman Flies (p. 304)
  • 16 Ira Sees the Future (p. 330)
  • 17 The Meeting Place (p. 350)
  • 18 Into the Beautiful Land (p. 375)
  • 19 The Wind on Fire (p. 388)
  • Epilogue: A Betrothal (p. 398)

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Horn Book Review

The group who escaped the destruction of the Mastery face many trials on their trek to the promised homeland. When twins Bowman and Kestrel join the Singers, they reach a new understanding of their roles in the coming apocalypse. Although the ending doesn't quite tie all the trilogy's previous events together, fans will still enjoy this conclusion to the epic tale. From HORN BOOK Spring 2003, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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