Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire, #2) by William Nicholson

Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire, #2)

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TitleSlaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire, #2)
Release DateApr 22nd, 2002
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire, #2)

  • Kübra Yağmur
    Benim distopyala serilerinin tamamını beğendiğim -biri hariç- nerede görülmüş Allah aşkına?İlk kitaptaki ritmi kendi içimde yakalayamadım. :(
  • Annie
    I really, really enjoyed the second book of this series. Once again Nicholson gives us a somewhat vague criticism of government (the second book must be communism, but the first? I'm not really sure, it was definitely a punishment/rewards system though) as the backdrop for the story, but I wasn't terribly interested in the precise nature of his philosophical leanings. No, once again I found myself completely in love with the characters, Kestrel i...
  • Sophie
    First off, What I didn't like...I absolutely hated like the implication that in order to be beautiful you must also be waif thin. I liked Sisi's character to a certain degree, but the message she promoted within the book was wrong, there is no other way of describing it. In your quest for that emaciated figure you so desire you must not eat anything for days on end. You must not drink anything more calorific than water. After you have married tha...
  • Magdelanye
    With all the fuss over The Hunger Games,I was never drawn into actually reading it.Though I blundered into this middle volume in the Wind On Fire trilogy,(there is nothing on the cover to indicate this status)it seems to me that it presents a very similar but more coherent alternate reality as a setting for its young protagonists to acheive moral awareness.The ritual of manaxa,with its combination of lethal grace,wrestling and dancing,provides a ...
  • Mandy
    This is officially one of the best books I have ever read and it is certainly in my Top Five Young Adult Books list. This book has it all – action, adventure, imagination, likeable characters, wonderful worlds and an excellent plot. The story takes place five years after the events of The Wind Singer and our protagonists are now 15 years old. Aramanth is attacked and the Manth people are taken into slavery by the army of the Mastery.Kestrel Hat...
  • Marina Coco
    This entire series has stayed with me since I was a child, and this is definitely the best installment. The world building is still intriguing, but both more carefully crafted and more "narrow" than in the previous and following books. The kids are grown up and passions (of very different types) take over, and it's way more compelling than you would've thought. And basically, Kestrel. She's everything. Best young adult female heroine ever, really...
  • Rhonda Johnson
    This is an all nighter. What's going to happen? How will they get out of this mess? Try as I might, I couldn't go to sleep until I found out.
  • Anne Skelding
    Mixed feelings. It is a better book than the first one, both in terms of the writing itself and in the general structure of the story. But one of the things I judge sequels on is how closely related to the first book they are. I don't mean that they shouldn't stand alone (they should) or that they can't be different (they can be), but presumably, the events of the first book should shape the characters and events of the second.The weird, ridiculo...
  • Geoff
    Having just recently read the first book in the trilogy, Wind Singer (see my review here), my immediate impressions about the second book are well done!The author has transitioned from the simpler writing style of Wind Singer to one that is much more befitting the age group I believe the books are targeted at. The more mature circumstances written about are also appropriate given the main characters' aging into young adulthood.For me, and I belie...
  • Chae
    "Slaves of the Mastery," the second novel in the Wind on Fire series was absolutely amazing. The story follows many characters including Kestrel, Bowman, the Hath Family, Mumpo, and other new characters. It was interesting to see characters grow and develop, especially Bowman, who matured greatly in this novel. William Nicholson also added interesting, yet crucial characters to this sequel: The Gang, a "clan" who, in this novel, travelled to the ...
  • Julie
    I read these through 2007 and finished the third book in March 2008. These books are one of the few series of YA fantasy I can think of that are UNIQUE. I'd never read anything like them. Nicholson creates a really intriguing world, and keeps adding interesting new elements in each book. He also has great skill at choosing character names!I ended up using the Manth wedding vows from this book as one of the readings at our wedding. They bring tear...
  • Lance
    As exciting and insightful as I remembered from first reading it. Then depiction of the Singer people was breathtaking and imaginative, just the kind of fantasy a child would love, and the fortitude and loyalty of Kestral and Bowman is just as humbling for an adult reader.
  • Emily
    sisi!!!!! (also maybe more like a 3.5/5? the next book will probably solidify my feelings about the whole experience a bit better, i hope)
  • Baby Adam
    Very charming, exciting, and tense. The book builds up more suspense for the final book in the series!
  • Suz
    A little about the author William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. The Wind Singer, won the Smarties Prize Gold Award on publication in 2000, and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award in 2001. He lives in Sussex with his wife, the social historian Virginia Nicholson, and their three children.Authors website: Plot summery reviewed"I hate school! I hate ratings! I won't reach hig...
  • Ida Marie Heggem
    based on the same society as the first, all you need now is three words: love, war and problems.
  • Megan
    Today begins my walk with you. Where you go, I go. Where you stay, I stay. When you sleep, I will sleep. When you rise, I will rise. I will pass my days within the sound of your voice, And my nights within the reach of your hand. And none shall come between us. I have no words for this book which would do it justice. Nothing in me to capture the wild beauty of Wind on Fire , the stunning characters, the story that flows almost of its own accor...
  • schneefink
    3.5Things I liked: Kestrel and Bowman and the bond between them, the manaxa and the tantaraza, the slave city where life is so comfortable that its inhabitants learn to love captivity, people "falling in love" at first sight and it being made obvious how impossible that is, Zohon and Ortiz as villains, the friendship between Kestrel and Sisi.Things I didn't like: the kingdom of Gang and how the story seemed to support anorexia=beautiful and fat=l...
  • Eleanor Slater
    A brilliant follow up to The Wind Singer, this is the story of a wolf dressed in sheepskin - a dictator who seems to have created Eutopia. If you thought the Morah were terrifying (and really, who doesn't?!) then the Master in this second book will make your blood run cold.Nicholson does not hold back from hard truths and true menace. I love the fact that this is a children's book which deals with such complex and interesting moral and philosophi...
  • Susan
    I really enjoyed Wind Singer (book #1) so was thrilled when this one finally arrived. I was not disappointed. Although it is a (very) little darker than the first one, it was still gripping. It follows the separate paths of Kess and Bo after they are separated, and the Wind Singers finally make an appearance. Bo and the rest of the family are slaves of the Master, while Kess is travelling with a princess on her way to the Mastery to be married. T...
  • Jocelin Willshaw
    The sociopolitical commentary that The Wind On Fire series brings to the table is most fully realised here. The book considers the cost of a well functioning society and ideas of freedom and slavery.Whilst this is what I took from the book it can be enjoyed purely as a good fantasy fiction read, with telepathic twins and ambiguous impending forces forever in the shadows.
  • Christine Rowntree
    The second installment of the Wind on Fire trilogy is by far my favourite. Its alot better than the first in terms of pace and storyline. Feels a touch more adult, maybe because they burn people alive. The strong theme of rebellion is carried into this second book and is added to with slavery, fear and huge charecter growth. The way that slaves are brought into the Mastery after their homes are pillaged and razed to the ground but then grow to lo...
  • Grace Ormerod
    I love this series of books. Very insightful towards human nature, especially if you read them more than once. I will revisit this series whilst I wait for Silver Cage (Aveyard) to arrive. Read twice, to date.
  • Angrytuna
    Again not a children's book guys! Like the bit (view spoiler)[ the mastery starts burning people to death in the monkey cages or when the manacs start tearing each other apart (hide spoiler)] If you want a real social commentary then this si the book for you.Stars:5Ages:14+
  • Scott Gardner
    Far better than book 1 , more detailed story
  • Elizabeth Blows
    I couldn't get enough ,a great story get reading
  • Amy Webster-Bo
    good, ended weird but I guess that's why it has 3 books
  • Note
    I liked it but I can no longer remember why :DI'm not entirely sure it was appropriate for children though.
  • Aiko Suzuki
    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. (*spoiler alert*)I literally didn't have high expectations cause I didn't really get gripped by the first book, but God knows what happened cause I fell in love with this one.I fell deeper in love, more like it.I liked the first book, but I'm lovin' the second.The characters developments are truly thrilling.Mumpo, Kestrel, Bowman, Pinto - oh my God, Pinpin has grown so much! >_< I mean what can I expect this is 5 years after...
  • Tomas Štefe
    Sem si kar dobro knjigo izbral za mojo (obletno - heh) 100. oceno.ZGODBA Zgodba se nadaljuje nekaj let po koncu prvega dela. Naši glavni liki so starejši (d'oh) in so postali tudi zrelejši. Toda nobeden izmed trojice, si mi ni zdel pretirano srečen. Kakorkoli že, mesto napade Mojstrstvo in v suženjstvo vzame vse preživele prebivalce, razen Lunje. Le-ta se odpravi za stopinjami vojske in med potjo, ko je že zelo utrujena, sreča kraljevo k...