Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire)

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9780007127337: Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire)

Sequel to the Smarties Award winning title, The Wind Singer, read by the author. Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder -- weaker. When the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people are taken into slavery. Kestrel Hath is left behind, separated from her beloved brother Bowman, and vowing revenge. Now Kestrel must find Bowman again, and Bowman mus learn the secrets of the Singer people. Only then will they break the power of the Mastery.

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About the Author:

William Nicholson was for many years a television producer, making documentary films. This lead to writing television plays (Shadowlands, Life Story, Sweet as You Are, The March), and then stage plays (Shadowlands, Map of the Heart, Katherine Howard, The Retreat from Moscow) and films (Shadowlands, Sarafina, Nell, First Knight, Gladiator). He is married with three children.

From AudioFile:

Young adults will enjoy West's dramatic presentation of Nicholson's second book in the Wind on the Fire trilogy. The noise and confusion of the battle scenes are vividly portrayed. 15-year-old twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath are separated when their home, Aramanth, is raided and burned. Together they must learn how to break the power of the Master. Versatile narrator Samuel West heightens the continuing suspense and manages to sound thoughtful as Bowman struggles to learn the secrets of the Singer people. West beautifully marries the text and spirit of the story to the diverse, colorful characters, easily moving between genders, ages, and idiosyncrasies. Good family listening. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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