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Noman

Book Three of the Noble Warriors

By William Nicholson

Noman
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2008,
    368 pages.
    Age range: Children


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The safe haven of the Noble Warriors has been demolished and the Nomana have disbanded. When a young boy preaching peace and joy mesmerizes all who come in contact with him, a large following grows quickly - one that soon includes Morning Star and the Wildman. Yet Seeker, who is obsessed with his increasingly perilous journey to kill the last savanter, finds his mission placing him at odds with this new leader. As loyalties and friendships and faith are tested, all three heroes must question: Who can be trusted? And what can be believed?

Part adventure-fantasy, part love story, and part reflection on the themes of power and faith, Noman is a thrilling and thought-provoking novel - a beautiful wrap-up to a critically acclaimed series.

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"This cracking good adventure story is also an exploration of leaders and followers, individuality and conformity, and individual responsibility." - KLIATT

"Relationship patterns and scenes among the characters are recycled over and over again...Still, the book is worth purchasing for fans of the series." - School Library Journal

"The story's somewhat opaque and melodramatic climax may stretch readers' suspension of disbelief, but its ultimate resolution will satisfy all but the most exacting reader." - Kirkus Reviews

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William Nicholson Author Biography

William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge, and then joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. There his ambition to write, directed first into novels, was channeled into television drama. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You Are and The March. In 1988 he received the Royal Television Society's Writer's Award. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for the stage, was Evening Standard Best Play of 1990, and went on to a Tony-award winning run on Broadway. He was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of ...

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