The second book in William Nicholson's award-winning epic fantasy series, Wind on Fire. 'Gloriously cinematic and completely enthralling' - Independent I hate school! I hate ratings! I won't reach higher! I won't strive harder! I won't make tomorrow better than today! In the walled city state of Aramanth, rules are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. Desperate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer, and she and her twin brother, Bowman, set out on a terrifying journey to the true source of evil that grips Aramanth ...Fantasy books for children don't get more spectacular than The Wind Singer. 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's 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.
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.