(From the publisher):
Kestrel Hath's schoolroom rebellion against the stifling caste system of Aramanth leads to explosive consequences for her and her family: they are relegated to the city's lowest caste and are ostracized. Kestrel herself is doomed to spend the rest ofeave the city walls. Their only hope to rescue the rest of t her days in dreaded "Special Teaching" with the creepy, zombie-like old children. With nothing to lose, Kestrel and her twin brother, Bowman, do the unthinkable: they lheir family is to find the key to the wind singer. The wind singer, a long-defunct device in the city's center, was once the source of happiness and harmony in Aramanth. But many generations ago, its key was given to the evil spirit-lord, the Morah, in exchange for calling off his terrible army of Zars.
Armed with desperate bravery, wits, and determination, and following an ancient map, Kestrel, Bowman, and a tagalong classmate set off to find the key. Along the way, they meet kind allies and terrible foes; but in order to succeed in their quest they must face the most sinister force of all: the powerful Morah.
Original title: The Wind Singer
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Worlds