The Wind Singer (E–pub New) × William Nicholson

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • The Wind Singer
  • William Nicholson
  • English
  • 07 January 2018
  • 9780786817993

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Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ William Nicholson William Nicholson æ 5 Download Summary The Wind Singer Kestrel Hath's schoolroom rebellion against the stifling caste system of Aramanth leads to explosive conseuences for her and her family they are relegated to the city's lowest caste and are ostracized With nothing left to lose Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman do the unthinkable they leave. 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 unbelievablebut 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 lord which appeared to consist of a legion of consciousness threatened the city long ago so they were forced to give a part of the wind singer away leaving it non functioning So its up to our 3 heroes to retrieve itI liked the city of Aramanth descriptions where exams are everything and everyone must sit the same exam in order to get a rating which will determine theirs and their family s status in society and where they live The leaders of this society believe the exams are fair giving eual opportunity to all For me this reminded me of my school days and how our education system is today and it may also raise uestions on whether this type of testing today really is fair on everyoneIn fact at one point some characters did point out that if they were tested on things they knew then their whole rating would be differentBut that s basically it when it comes to good development I do appreciate that this book is aimed for much younger audiences but strongly do feel it could have been made believable Nearly all the situations the characters were in were extremely far fetched which had me eye rolling and cringing most of the time The characters themselves were seriously 2D cutouts that lacked all kinds of depth I mean they did dramatic things without even a thought for the rest of their family nor did they seem to care about themselves and their own wellbeing Talk about self destruct I also felt this book was sugarcoated too much for my liking too with violent scenes bogged down and heartwarming moments that made me want to throw the book across the room I should also mention that the last uarter is so fast paced its like the author wanted to rush and get the book finished Huh he probably realised what a crappy job he d done and decided he wanted out lolI would not recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12 as the young and unbelievable characters are likely to appeal to children and young children at that Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) younger audiences but strongly do feel it could have been made believable Nearly all the situations the characters were in were extremely far fetched which had me eye rolling and cringing most of the time The characters themselves were seriously 2D cutouts that lacked all kinds of depth I mean they did dramatic things without even a thought for the rest of their family nor did they seem to care about themselves and their own wellbeing Talk about self destruct I also felt this book was sugarcoated too much for my liking too with violent scenes bogged down and heartwarming moments that made me want to throw the book across the room I should also mention that the last uarter is so fast paced its like the author wanted to rush and get the book finished Huh he probably realised what a crappy job he d done and decided he wanted out lolI would not recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12 as the Somebody Else Is On The Moon young and unbelievable characters are likely to appeal to children and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide young children at that

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Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ William Nicholson William Nicholson æ 5 Download Summary The Wind Singer Alling off its terrible army of Zars Armed with desperate bravery wits and determination Kestrel Bowman and a tagalong classmate set off to find the key Along the way they meet allies and foes but in order to succeed in their uest they must face the most sinister force of all the powerful Mor. 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 Ritual Power Healing and Community 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

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Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ William Nicholson William Nicholson æ 5 Download Summary The Wind Singer The city walls Their only hope to rescue the rest of their family is to find the key to the wind singer a now defunct device in the city's center which was once the course of happiness and harmony in Aramanth But the key was given to an evil spirit lord the Morah in exchange for the Morah's c. 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 thinking and creativity are unheard of but most of the city s residents are content with their way of life One family however is not The Haths Hanno and Ira have raised their three children the twins Kestrel and Bowman and baby Pinpin to believe that there are important things in life than moving up in society s ranks They teach their children the old stories that everyone else has forgotten such as the legend of the strange archaic structure that still stands in the middle of Aramanth known as the Wind Singer The tales go that once the Wing Singer made beautiful music that made everyone in Aramanth happy and kept away evil The Wind Singer s voice however was lost long ago causing the conditions in the city to deteriorate rapidly When one day Kestrel rebels tired of the endless rules regulations and tests and her entire family is put in jeopardy she finds that the only way to save them and the entire city from their horrible fate is to find the Wind Singer s voice and return it to its rightful place Armed with only an old map she and her brother Bowman and their friend Mumpo must set out on their uest which will bring them face to face with a sinister evil than any they could have imaginedI picked this up from the library because I have been in kind of a slump as far as reading goes I have a bunch of books that I m in the middle of right now that I just can t seem to slog through past a certain point I wanted something fun that I could read uickly and I figured this would be just the thing While overall I thought this was a pretty good book I did have some issues with it The main thing I didn t like about it was that it seemed even for a YA book to be very thinly fleshed out I thought that the set up for the kids big uest was very good but once things got moving I felt like the author glossed over too much After Kestrel Bowman and Mumpo get started on their journey they have various adventures of course but I felt like these were rushed through and there wasn t enough detail given about the places they go and the people they meet on their journey It s like the author was too focused on getting them from point A to point B to tell us what was happening in between This frustrated me because we re given glimpses of a uniue interesting world outside the walls of Aramanth and we re told next to nothing about it Also I felt at the end that things were tied up just a little too neatly Various problems were resolved too easily to be believable This seemed to be a problem throughout the book I didn t like how most of the time things just conveniently fell into place The characters would get into a scrape and instead of finding a way out of it themselves some miraculous solution would just fall into their laps With those negative things aside this book did have a pretty good message at the heart of it and the characters were essentially likable and easy to root for Probably the things that bothered me about this book wouldn t bother a reader in the age group it was intended for Also it did accomplish what I wanted it to It passed an afternoon uite uickly and got me out of my slump of not being able to finish anything I don t think I ll be reading the rest of the trilogy though