18 June 2011
Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong
Nicholson, William. Slaves of the Mastery. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2001.
Nicholson, William. Firesong. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2002.
I read the first book in this trilogy, The Wind Singer, many months ago. Until recently I hadn't been able to locate a copy of the second or third books. I really liked The Wind Singer, and I was equally impressed with the sequel and the conclusion of the trilogy. The stories are well-written, the characters are admirable but not perfect, the wicked characters are believeable, and the plot carries the reader through to the end of the story. The final book even had a Rowling-esque epilogue describing the characters' lives several years after the end of the story. If I still had a classroom, these books would be on my shelf. This is a great series.