Author(s): William Nicholson
In Aramanth, exams are everything, deciding where people should live and what they should wear. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. In order to save them and to restore happiness to Aramanth, Kestrel knows she must restore the voice of the wind singer, an ancient statue standing in the city's square. She embarks on this dangerous mission with Bowman, her twin, and along the way they encounter Mumpo, the silly, smelly school dunce who adores Kestrel. Their daring journey encompasses the Mudpeople, the malevolent Old Children and bloodthirsty desert tribes.
William Nicholson is best known as a writer of plays and screenplays, including SHADOWLANDS and GLADIATOR. He is also the bestselling and award-winning children's author of THE WIND ON FIRE trilogy. His first novel for adults was THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS. He lives in East Sussex with his wife, the writer Virginia Nicholson, and their three children.