Seeker, Morning Star and the Wildman return in the second mesmerising book in William Nicholson's award-winning epic fantasy series, The Noble Warriors. 'A timeless piece of storytelling' - TES In a fortress-monastery on an island live the legendary warriors of the Nomana. It is a time of war and the mighty Orlan army marches to destroy the Nomana. But the Nomana are indestructible, aren't they? Seeker, Morning Star and the Wildman must all choose whether to continue serving the Nomana. Their paths will lead them in very different directions. Seeker, when tested to his limits, discovers he is the strongest warrior. Morning Star faces turmoil - she is in love with someone who doesn't love her. And the Wildman decides to rebel and plans a terrifying escape from the Nomana. The three must fight for all they know at a time when everything they know is changing ...An epic fantasy of far-reaching significance. Fantasy books for children don't get more spectacular than Jango. William Nicholson's first fantasy books, the 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.
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(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Egmont Books Ltd
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Three teen heroes of Seeker (2006) leave the Nomana within days of each other. Wildman dives off a cliff to escape punishment; Morning Star accompanies Seeker to follow Wildman; Seeker, betrayed by someone in the Nomana community, leaves to find his nemeses and kill them. All three struggle with betrayal and self-doubt, and their reactions to this show both the strengths and weaknesses of their characters. Nicholson's episodic structure tells the story of the Nomana exiles as well as introducing new characters, both attractive and not. There is a feeling of circularity: Seeker leaves the home he loves to return later to save it; Wildman leaves to escape being stripped of his personality and memories only to return to the Spikers, his original people. There are many mysteries: the role played by an old man named Jango, the nature of the Nomanas' enemies, the Savanters and the nature of the Nomana god. This splendid read will both satisfy and tantalize lovers of the first book and send newly introduced readers to look for it. (Fantasy. 12-15) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - William Nicholson
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 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 was shortlisted for 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 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.