Author(s): William Nicholson
Young Adult | No Category
The second book in William Nicholson's award-winning epic fantasy series, Wind on Fire. 'Gloriously cinematic and completely enthralling' - Independent Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder - weaker. When ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people taken into slavery. Kestrel is left, separated from her brother Bowman, and vowing revenge ...Fantasy books for children don't get more spectacular than Slaves of the Mastery. 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 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 Slaves of the Mastery the Sunday Times said: 'A worthy sequel... Rich in characters... A gripping adventure'; The Daily Telegraph said: 'Sophisticated, tightly drawn and gripping.' On The Wind Singer the Guardian said: 'Full of inventiveness, action and passion'; The Sunday Times said: 'An accessible, rebellious and fast-paced adventure.' On Jango the Guardian said: 'A thrilling story of integrity.' On Seeker the Daily Telegraph said 'An engrossing and thoughtful adventure.'"
William Nicholson is best known as a successful Hollywood screenwriter, whose credits include the BAFTA award-winning Shadowlands and Oscar-winning Gladiator. He also written other films: Sarafina, Nell, First Knight, Grey Owl. He has written and directed his own film, Firelight; and written stage plays: Map of the Heart, Katherine Howard and The Retreat from Moscow. Nicholson's first trilogy for young readers, The Wind on Fire, won the Smarties Gold Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. The first two books in The Noble Warriors trilogy: Seeker and Jango, have received wide acclaim. Nicholson has been cited as one of the most gifted and imaginative writers alive in the world today. His adult titles include The Trial of True Love and The Society of Others. William lives in Sussex with his wife Virginia, and their three children.