The first in a trilogy, The Wind Singer is a mesmerizing and remarkably realized fantasy novel full of adventure, suspense, humor and warmth.
The Wind Singer The first in a trilogy The Wind Singer is a mesmerizing and remarkably realized fantasy novel full of adventure suspense humor and warmth
Oh my goodness I read this book when I was about eleven years old and I ve been searching for it every since No, really You know those books you read as a kid that kind of stayed with you, but you can t remember the title That was this book I searched for it in the library, rooting through the orange coloured books I scoured titles for something with Wind in it That s all I could remember And then, by some bizarre chance, a friend asked, Did you ever read the Wind on Fire trilogy Me Never heard [...]
Children s books about the horrors of standardized testing are increasingly popular these days From Edward Bloor s well intentioned, Story Time to The Report Card by the otherwise talented Andrew Clements, these books have attempted to capture the dangers of this destructive teaching tool Both books have fallen short, leaving some people to wonder if there could ever be a book that discusses this controversial subject well What few people know is that there s a fantastic well written and beautif [...]
I can describe this book in one word Strange In fact it was so strange I could hardly relate to any characters as they and their situations were so unbelievable.but let me start the things I did like The dystopian fantasy world where long ago the manth people, who were settlers found salt mines and made their wealth Travellers from the desert plains built the wind singer a contraption that when the wind blows a tune is played that keeps the manth people happy But the morah an all powerful spirit [...]
I was very disappointed in The Wind Singer by William Nicholson It seems to be an overly simplistic message book about the value of nonconformity, but that message is garbled by many other messages, many of which I can only hope were unintended How this ever won an award is beyond me.I didn t mind the prologue while reading it, but it did bother me that the central questions raised in it Who are the mysterious strangers who came to Aramanth and built the wind singer Why did they build it How did [...]
The Wind Singer feels like a bad acid trip.Oh, here are some fat potato eating fuckers who live in mud and do drugs Oh, there you have a nation that lives on a battleship that cruises around in the desert and occasionally has a gladiator robot fight with similar nation Oh, you always wanted an ancient deity unexplained evil that is actually a grandma that has souls of millions of children in her eyes don t even fucking ask No Well, you re still going to get it I mean What the fuck What the hell [...]
In the city of Aramanth, the lives of its citizens are ruled by a color coded caste system of standardized tests How well one does on the yearly High Examination determines what you do for work, where you live, and even what color clothing you wear Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the dismal one room tenements and menial labor of the Grey district, while those who test well can eventually aspire to life in the mansions and illustrious careers of the White district Free thinkin [...]
In year 7, my class was split into reading groups There were six people in my group and we were the capable group of the class When it came time to select the book we would read and discuss, our group was divided in regards to what we should choose The four boys in my group wanted to read this book I assume just to spite us and my friend and I wanted to read another book the title escapes me at the moment After much heated debate about how good our book would be, purely because of the blurb and [...]
Overall Honest Book Review I read this book years ago, may not be as concise of a review characters The Hath family is a very supportive loving family Kestrel Hath is a little girl who has courage to stand up for what she believes in then the whole town She is cute, spunky, intelligent, fair and honorable Bowman Hath is Kestrels twin brother who goes on the quest with her Mumpo tags along, he doesn t take no for an answer.Protagonist Kestrels is a little girl who is a great protagonist She stic [...]
I started this book when I was much younger about six or seven and I was hooked Unfortunately, I was unable to finish it until much later about three or four years later and it still had me hooked The book made me happy Of course, there wersome unaswered questions especially about the old children and the windsinger but the rest of it was really charming I didn t really mind the made up words because they just added a lighter tone towhat could have been a depressing story I especially loved Mump [...]
I remember reading this trilogy many, many years ago Mumpo and Kestrel were my favourite characters However, the most I remember about it is just how weird it is Like, really weird With creepy bald children that want to eat you soul kind of weird I might be tempted to reread this if I can dig it out at my mam s house.
A book worth reading
DNF d at page 115 because Made Up Words.
I read this 4 years ago for school, and I never regretted sticking with this book until the end William Nicholson introduces us to the twins Kestrel and Bowman Hath, who share a telepathic empathic connection on top of Bowman possessing the empathic abilities The city they live in, Amaranth, is bureaucratic to the extreme e.g every family has a family rating that is determined from the family members individual performances in written exams and decide the living conditions of the family Unfortun [...]
ummmmm this book was very strange VERY VERY STRANGE but i found myself liking it, for some reason but just to warn you, if you haven t read it, this is one of the weirdest things i have read in my entire life.
A brother and sister team rebel against their city s soulless and color coded caste system, face dire consequences from the Chief Examiner, and instead escape the city walls and head out in search of the key to the Wind Singer a strange and ancient device in the middle of the city There are hints that finding and replacing the key will unlock the Wind Singer s song and along with it, the freedom of the citizens of Aramanth But to get it they must travel a long way and face the Big Bad, Morah, an [...]
It s been a very long time since I found a book I genuinely wanted to keep reading to the point of ignoring my other responsibilities It s been a very long time since I woke up thinking, I had better get my stuff done quickly so I can get back to my book The Wind Singer is a book like that.The Wind Singer is the first book in the Wind on Fire trilogy, but it would stand alone just fine When Kestrel tires of constant examinations and the focus on ranking of families, she rebels against the system [...]
I m not a kid any really, I m at the other side of the curve It would have been simple to look at this book from that perspective and rate it lower for many reasons in your face points being made about society, simplistic writing style, convenient wrapping up of situations to the favor of the main characters, lack of character development, etc.But the book was targeted at the younger set and I wouldn t be doing it or the author justice if I didn t try to look at it from the rising side of the ag [...]
This is a very simple book, but one I would deeply have loved to read as a younger child It is refreshingly GENTLE for an adventure story Its main heroes are siblings brave, frustrated, impatient Kestrel and her gentler, empathetic brother Bowman Unlike the usual trope, they aren t orphans They are in fact very close to their parents and their baby sister While the main action follows Kestrel and Bowman as they try to fix their cursed city by magical means, we do see their parents taking action [...]
Well this sure takes me back The Windsinger is the first novel in the trilogy titled Winds on Fire and it was one of my favourite books growing up I must have read it when I was around 9 10 years old and I absolutely loved it I ve indulged in a little nostalgia these past few months and bought a lot of the books I loved as a child so that I could enjoy them all over again The Windsinger is one of those books which is both a children s book and a YA book Set in the fictional city of Aramanth it i [...]
I feel terrible giving a book two stars, but it s okay was truly how I felt I didn t dislike it, and it was an entertaining, fast read, but everything happened so quickly that I felt like some of the plot points were over before I really understood what was going on This book needed less telling and showing Give me details There were a fair amount of minor characters introduced that disappeared so quickly I questioned why they were even mentioned I also felt like some of the main elements of th [...]
The Windsinger is a wonderful tale of twins who fight against the leaders of a town who reject diversity and independence The main characters are twins who have the ability to read each other s thoughts The twins are forced into situations where they learn a great deal about themselves The various obstacles they encounter are a very creative and deal, in some aspects, with fears children may have, such as old age Highly enjoyable book that I read in one sitting.
Some interesting characters and ideasa fun and easy read, a lot of clever social commentary, however, the ending was too rushed and resolved in two pages, which is always problematic, but a fun read anyways I will read the sequels.
Recommended to People who don t have a life, people who didn t read books, people who are around 7 9 years old ONLY I feel Sorry for people who read it, People who counts it as a big part of their childhood, people who thought of reading it, people who bought it, people who enjoyed the whole thing.So I made this WHOLE new shelf just for this stupid book to hell I LOVE IT So from where to start oh yeah the prologue, wasn t intresting it was a nice prologue a good one, a total normal start First C [...]
Reading the reviews comparing this book trilogy to The Wizard Of Oz and His Dark Materials, I can t help but be insulted There is nothing subtle or amusing in The Wind Singer, and the messages are troubling My frustration with extracting meaning beyond the obvious non conformity dystopias are unrealistic kindness is good was compounded by the study question things in the back, which reiterated these oh so obvious motifs while simultaneously praising the genius of the book and its author I beg to [...]
WIND SINGERAuthor William NicholsonReviewer TakundaI chose to read The Wind Singer by William Nicholson because I remember the book being read to me by a teacher a while ago and parts of the book were a bit blurry in my mind so I decided to re read it II had reached about page four in the book when I realised that this book would be the reason I would forget to do my chores for the next two days I thoroughly enjoyed the book because it wasn t the type of book that keeps you on the edge of your s [...]
This is one of the first real fantasies that I actually read The Wind Singer is the first book of William Nicholson s Wind on Fire trilogy I believe I read the first one in 7th grade and loved it so much that I had to get my mom to buy it for me She also bought me the second and third to go with it a few months later for Christmas I was very happy and still am because this trilogy is one of my favorites and they aren t in stores any I have all three hardbacks and have read them at least 4 or 5 t [...]
It s not you, it s me I mean, it has to be right Everyone else seemed to like this book but for mehIt does have a lot of action The storytelling is great It s imaginative, with new creatures and worlds and situation at every turn The characters were likeable and decently fleshed out for YA But for some reason, I just couldn t love it I wanted to The transitions were fast, again, this is fairly normal of a YA read, so I can t say that was the problem It was a good story and fast paced but somethi [...]
okay, i thought i found this recommended on cousin stephanies list, but now i can t find ityways, i was really struck by the city that was created in the story A city where everyone is tested starting at 18 months old according to a standard test and the results of that test is your rating your rating is added up with the rest of your family s ratings and your family is given an overall standing in society This is in reference to Standardized Tests in our current world Who decides what is Standa [...]
Wow What an amazing novel The Wind Singer is a must read for anyone wanting an intriguing, slightly puzzling read The novel takes place in Aramanth, where the society is divided into color groups The protagonist, Kestrel Hath lives in Orange County, the third to last division in Aramanth with her family Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman set off on a journey to find the lost voice of the wind singer to bring normalcy to the society.As I mentioned before, this was such an amazing read I am alrea [...]
The first chapter, if I must say, is really boring In the whole book you don t feel the need to keep reading It just continues The high parts, that are supposed to be interesting and quick, they are dull and weird You don t expect a it doesn t even says the age girl to do such things I liked the creative parts, like the underworld and the eagles, but the Ombarakas and Omchakas are not necessary Also, it leaves unexplained the origin of the old children and why they were in the city I loved the c [...]