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Título: The WIND ON FIRE Trilogy - The Wind Singer; ...
Editorial: Egmont 2001/2002, London
Año de publicación: 2001
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: 2 Reissues/1 First Edition
A Lovely Set of the Three Volumes in the Original Slipcase of the Award Winning 'Wind on Fire' Trilogy: - 'The Wind Singer' (Egmont, Reissued for this set 2002) , 'Slaves of the Mastery' (Egmont/Mammoth, 2001 reprint) , 'Firesong' (Egmont, 2002 FIRST EDITION). Pages = [viii]+343; [ix]+341; [v]+341, orig. Mid blue boards, backstrips gilt lettered, gilt symbol blocked on front covers. B/w illustrated charts, etc. FINE books in FINE dustwrappers, in a Nr Fine slipcase (one tiny scrape to the gold logo on the side) otherwise a MINT Set - Uninscribed, Not price-clipped, Unread - Ideal for a gift or a collector. ; 50209; Each Volume 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 50209
Sinopsis: Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, thirty-two mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling
Críticas: Firesong is what publishers like to call an "event" book. Launched with huge razzmatazz, this weighty--at 350-plus pages--yet highly readable novel is a fitting conclusion to the story of the Manth people, and their long, dangerous and imaginative journey, Moses-like in scale, to a new and promised land. Highly-anticipated final books in big fantasy trilogies don't come much bigger than this and, reassuringly, William Nicholson's concluding instalment of his Wind on Fire sequence lives up to the immense expectation established by its excellent and award-winning predecessors The Wind Singer and Slaves of the Mastery.
The story picks up with the flight of the Hath family, and their crew of other willing Manth families and friends, away from the ruined Mastery. After the defeat of the Master, alone and displaced, they seek a new homeland but have no real destination and very little food. Ira Hath leads the way, prophesising their eventual success but also her own, sad demise. Bowman and Kestrel Hath, brother and sister, carry burdens of their own. Bowman, in particular, is anxious. He awaits a summons from the Sirene, and must make a great sacrifice for his people. The journey is long, and his preparation is tough--especially in the unforgiving hands of an unexpected teacher.
As with the previous two volumes, there are some wonderfully exciting moments of action, as well as vivid landscapes and colourful characters. Last time it was Mumpo in gladiatorial combat--this time it is the dramatic attempted rescue of the Manth women who fall into the grubby hands of a desert people.
So after all of this, the ending is definitely worth waiting for--and very emotional. There are some surprising twists and turns, and a truly satisfying conclusion. Yet, despite all three books being so immensely well-written and popular, it remains to be seen whether or not this author will continue to write novels for children as well as screenplays for Hollywood (his other job). Write to your MP if he doesn't, but make sure you read his next book if he does. (Ages 10 and over) --John McLay
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