Firesong (Wind on Fire Trilogy #3)

Firesong (Wind on Fire Trilogy #3)

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Bowman and Kestrel have saved their family and the rest of the Manth people from slavery and helped bring about the downfall of the cruel city-state of the Mastery. Now, led by their mother, a prophetess, they are free to seek their promised land. But the journey is long and hard, filled with many dangers, enemies, and temptations. And each of the travelers is preoccupied with his or her own worries. Hanno Hath, the twins' father, is troubled; his beloved wife weakens as they draw closer to the promised land. Also, he must bolster the endurance of the often doubting and disgruntled Manth people. Bowman is torn between his attraction to Sisi, a former princess, and the destiny he believes to be inevitable -- to sacrifice himself for the good of his people. Kestrel too feels a pull toward a mission -- but for some reason, she cannot envision her life beyond the journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786814190
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 06/16/2004
Series: Wind on Fire Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: Bounce On, Jumper3
1The View from the Sourgum Tree15
2Drunkenness38
3Sisi's Kiss53
4Walking the Storm74
5The Winner Chooses a Bride100
6Farewell to Childhood117
7The Dying of the Last Fire135
8Fatness Is Happiness160
9Talking with Pigs183
10Captain Canobius's Feast203
11Winter Dawn220
12All My Loves235
13The Egg's Song260
14Pinto Grows Up280
15Bowman Flies304
16Ira Sees the Future330
17The Meeting Place350
18Into the Beautiful Land375
19The Wind on Fire388
Epilogue: A Betrothal398

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Firesong 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this seris...It's had a sad ending,you'd never guess it was great.I give praise to William Nicholson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Firesong, book three of the Wind on Fire Trilogy was wonderful! Well written, great charactors, and a very creative story! Its very touching and sweet. It took me 3 days to finish the entire trilogy. Its a page turner, I couldnt put it down! Read it, you will not find a better book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of those stories, that when it's over, you wish it wasn't. This books hits at an emotional level, touching on the feelings and thoughts of the characters. I recommend the entire Wind On Fire trilogy to anybody wanting a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooooo good! I espescially like it when Sisi and Bowman find out they love each other!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Firesong is a book full of twisting and turing events, surprises to make your eyes pop out and is written in a way to make you so touched, you just have to cry. In this book, the Manth people has just escaped from the ruins of the Mastery and is walking on, starved and tired. The prophet: Ira Hath grows weaker as they walk nearer and nearer to the homeland. 'My gift is my disease, I shall die of prophetess.' Bowman, Kestrel and Pinto walks on with mounting fear.They know that their mother, will die as the others rejoice. She lives to see the homeland. Meanwhile Bowman awaits the summoms from the Singer people. He knows his destiny: to destroy the evil in the world and be destroyed at the same time. However, before the time comes, the Manth people must go on, through the darkening path to their homeland. As they keep walking, the Singer people finally comes and takes Bowman away.Surprisenly, Kestrel follows. Then the truth is revealed and Bowman hurries to save his people. They reach the homeland but many of them are gone. This is a beautiful book and it left me speechless and tearful.I finished this book with tears and I expect you will too if you read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Firesong is a very profound and touching book, you find the destiny of many well known characters, Bowman, Kestrel, Mumpo, Pinto, Sisi, as well as many more. I highly suggest that you read the trilogy in order, as well as reading this book! I found the ending very satisfying! This book captures your attention and will not let you put the book down untill you have finished reading it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Albard lay undiscovered among the ruins for three days and nights.¿ And so Firesong, by William Nicholson, begins. Firesong is the third installment in the `Wind on Fire¿ trilogy. It follows the Manth people as they strike out for their homeland, led by the prophet Ira Hath and her husband, Hanno, after the destruction of the Mastery that took place in the previous book in the trilogy, `Slaves of the Mastery¿. Also traveling are the twins Kestrel and Bowman; over the course of the book they find out for what purpose they met the Morah, left Aramanth, and the significance of the wind singer that Kestrel carries around her neck. Sisi, the former Princess of Gang, and her maid, Lunki, also travel with the Manth. One of the turning points in the book happens when the Manth come upon a seemingly perfect tropical oasis in the middle of a snowstorm. Inhabiting it is a man called the `Captain¿, who insists that the oasis is an island. At first the oasis seems a paradise; outside it a cruel winter rages on and yet inside it the food is plentiful, the air is warm, and no work has to be done. Strange facts soon come to Bowman¿s attention, though, and Mist the cat seems stuck in a very suspicious permanent sleep-state. Feeling a new sense of urgency, he and Kestrel try to get the Manth people to continue on with their journey, but they meet with resistance, because even though they all know that the `island¿ is not the homeland, some people just want to stay in the paradise, at least until the winter is over. Soon enough, though, new facts come to light and, not to sound melodramatic, disaster is averted and the Manth people move on. Another turning point happens when the passion fly corrupts some of the Manth people as they journey across the desert to the unknown destination of the homeland. It strikes silently, borrowing deep into a person without them realizing more than a pinprick sensation, and gets into their mind and makes them speak and act their deepest feelings and dreams. If the passion fly stays in a person¿s mind long enough, they go mad, tearing at their own face trying to get it out. Bowman figures out how to get the fly out using magic that he doesn¿t fully understand, but first usually things are said or done that can¿t be taken back. One case is when Hanno, worried about his ability to lead the Manth when he is really just a librarian, is stung by the fly and ends up slapping Pinto for disobeying his orders. Eventually, Bowman manages to use his magic and stop the fly before it kills any Manth people. Firesong is, in my opinion, a great book. Reading it in the early hours of the morning, fighting sleep with all my might because I simply had to find out what was going to happen, I realized what a powerful writer Mr. Nicholson is. Exactly what makes him this I couldn¿t say; however, his writing makes it seem just like that quote about how every passage has hidden meanings for each reader, how each word seems a confidence meant for only that person¿s ears, or something to that effect. Overall, Firesong is a satisfying conclusion to a great trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After so many hardships Bowman, and Kestrel's family have gone through they finally see their homeland in the distance. But their town is begining to get sick of Ira Haths's fortunes. When i finished this book i was crying. I didn't have the ending i thought it would. But it is still one of my favorites. Full of adventure and romance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Firesong is a brillant end to the wind on fire trilogy.there are lots of twist and turns in the plot, and the ending is a totally surpise! this book deserves to be as well known and loved as Harry Potter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet, but I am looking forward to reading the conclusion to an exciting and satisfying series. I can't wait to find out what happens to Bowman, Kestrel, and their families and friends. I suggest this book to any one who has read the rest of the series, and I recommend the series to any fan of fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this bok yet but have read the other two. I think it will be th best oe of all afte the other two. You should check utthe trilogy; it's AWESOME!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is out in the UK now and it is the best book i have ever read. It is much much better than Harry Potter, but like Harry potter you have to read the trilogy in order: The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and then firesong. Read it. It Rocks!!