Cover of The Wind Singer.

The Wind Singer

author: William Nicholson (2000)
series: Wind on Fire #1
date read: 2019-09-29
pages: 486
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜† β˜†

The Wind Singer by William Nicholson is somewhere between Fantasy for kids and YA. As I’m not the target audience, my opinion can’t serve as a good recommendation.

It’s an ok fairytale, complete with good vs evil, strong patterns, but no strong character decelopment; with a strong internal logic that didn’t make sense when looking at it in any other light than that of a fairytale. Strong siblings vs the rest of the world, humanity vs bureaucratic dystopia, all very good patterns, and a decent-enough execution, but not something that felt particularly important to me. I can’t say how I would’ve liked it as a kid, but I would’ve read it just like I read a ton of Fantasy: entertaining in the moment, then merging into a vague memory of all the other somewhat generic Fantasy arcs.

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