The brilliant and compelling finale to William Nicholson's award-winning epic fantasy series, The Noble Warriors. 'A timeless piece of storytelling' - TES Seeker Morning Star and the Wildman will question their loyalties and those they thought they loved. Seeker is relentless in his mission to find out who the assassin is. Morning Star is engulfed by a dark force that threatens her life. And the Wildman is betrayed by someone he thought was a true friend. The three are about to discover the secret behind the Nomana. But not before they realise their enemies are closer than they think ...An epic fantasy of far-reaching significance. Fantasy books for children don't get more spectacular than Noman. 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 has not only sold millions of children's books worldwide, he has also written for the screen and the stage, including the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and the BAFTA-winning play Shadowlands.
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This fine conclusion to the Noble Warriors Trilogy continues the tale of the three - Seeker for Truth, Morning Star and Wildman - as they travel across their drought-afflicted land to complete their mission. Fans will cheer on the many reappearing characters and welcome several new ones; it is through the strength of characterization that the power of this trilogy comes through. The whole, read in order, is far stronger than any of the volumes taken individually: The exploration of religion and of ethical behavior will provoke thought and lead, where encouraged, to discussion. Thematic wealth and stylistic sophistication that combines shifting points of view and a complex narrative structure complement a skillful use of language and flawless balance of description and exposition. The story's somewhat opaque and melodramatic climax may stretch readers' suspension of disbelief, but its ultimate resolution will satisfy all but the most exacting reader. Give this series to readers of His Dark Materials and recommend it to middle- and high-school teachers. (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 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.