Twins Bowman and Kestrel have saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery and helped bring about the downfall of the cruel city-state of the Mastery. Now, led by their mother, a prophetess, they are free to seek their promised land. 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. Hanno Hath, the twins' father, is troubled to see his beloved wife weaken as they draw close to the promised land. As well, he must bolster the endurance of the often doubting and disgruntled Manth people. Bowman is torn between his attraction to Sisi, a former princess, and his destiny, as he perceives it, 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. This is the satisfying and profound ending to the trilogy, which began with The Wind Singer, winner of the coveted Smarties Prize in England.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Bounce On, Jumper||3|
|1||The View from the Sourgum Tree||15|
|4||Walking the Storm||74|
|5||The Winner Chooses a Bride||100|
|6||Farewell to Childhood||117|
|7||The Dying of the Last Fire||135|
|8||Fatness Is Happiness||160|
|9||Talking with Pigs||183|
|10||Captain Canobius's Feast||203|
|12||All My Loves||235|
|13||The Egg's Song||260|
|14||Pinto Grows Up||280|
|16||Ira Sees the Future||330|
|17||The Meeting Place||350|
|18||Into the Beautiful Land||375|
|19||The Wind on Fire||388|
|Epilogue: A Betrothal||398|
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Wind on Fire Trilogy Book Three, The Firesong based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I'm right in the middle of this book and have stopped reading it because I don't want it to end. Even though it's about young teens encountering unbelievable odds, Nicholson writes it in a way that makes it so possible... and you want it to be possible. Fantastic!!
This book is great. It is the third part of the Wind on Fire Trilogy. If you like adventure in other worlds you will like this one.