The Wind Singer

Book 1, The wind on fire

William Nicholson

Great for age 12+
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 of Aramanth, exams are everything - not only for children, but for whole families. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the family to the harshest punishment. Desperate to save them, Kestrel discovers that life in Aramanth was once different - and if she can find the secret of the Wind Singer, maybe life can change for the better once more. So she and her twin brother, Bowman, set out on a terrifying journey - to the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth...


The Wind Singer by William Nicholson won the Blue Peter Awards in 2001. It was nominated for the Branford Boase Award in 2001. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Wind Singer is book 1 in the series The Wind on Fire. The Wind Singer is categorised as fiction. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

Genres: Fantasy

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