Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Firesong by William Nicholson

Book menu for Firesong by William Nicholson

ISBN of edition I read: 0786818018 (trade paperback)

This is the third book in The Wind On Fire Trilogy.

Food mentioned in Firesong by William Nicholson:
Nuts, 18
Berries, 18
     Blackberries, 161
Bread, 56, 265
Milk, 56, 265
Melon, 177
Coconuts, 178
Corn cakes, 210
Custard, 311
Chocolate buttons, 383
Honey cakes, 399

Great vocabulary mentioned in Firesong by William Nicholson:
determinedly, 15
mottled, 41
riven, 73
loped, 78, 100
gait, 91
tenacity, 91
chasm, 100
singly, 107
surreptitious, 111
copiously, 126
intolerable, 164
voluminous, 173
consternation, 215
undulated, 219
glinting, 219
careering, 223
cloisters, 231
ambit, 247
eddying, 247
apoplectic, 249
impenetrable, 271
tirade, 315
ostentatiously, 321
astraddle, 323
mottled, 325
confluence, 328
vertiginous, 349
abate, 353
reverence, 359
lithe, 363
miasma, 392

Discussion questions for Firesong by William Nicholson:
What is Albard's attitude towards Bowman?
What is Sis's opinion of the Manth people?
How does Kes feel about herself?

Libraries mentioned in Firesong by William Nicholson:
page 44: He heard a chatter of thought-voices saying, what an absurdity you are! Go back to your library, librarian! Nobody pays you any attention.

page 187: Branco began to feel that he should have taken on this role earlier. After all, in the old days, in Aramanth, he had been a magistrate, whereas Hanno had only been a librarian.

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