By William Nicholson
This book is based around Bowmen Hath and Kestrel Hath who are twins. Both embark on journey with their friend Mumpo, to save their people, the Manth. This book begins after they escape with their family and a group of friends from an evil Priest/Warlord Albard and his Mastery.
As they go on there journey the face foes of nature and of great evil. Bowmen is the kind sensitive type. He knows his time is running out, soon some people will arrive and take him on a journey from which he will never return form. However he dose not know who or how that person will look like. Bowmen is unique, his special gift sets him apart from everyone else. He is able to discover what a persons most darkest secrets are just by focusing on them, read their minds and identify every move they are going to make, block projectiles with the power of his mind.
Kestrel on the other hand, is the more impulsive of the pair. She posses the same gifts as Bowmen, however not as strong. Kestrel is the schemer, she thinks of plans on the fly when she has to, and is willing to get her hands dirty if she has to. She believes that her heart is cold and unable to love the person who’s willing to give up his life for her, Mumpo. Mumpo is the warrior, once marching with the evil army, “ The Zars”. He is Quick, strong, agile and good with a multitude of weapons.
Bowmen and Kestrel’s mother Ira Hath is a prophet, able to tell the future of what is going to happen and what should be going on and what is not. However her gift is also her curse, the more she prophesies the weaker she becomes. Ira’s Husband Hanno Hath is the leader of their group. With his wife’s ability to tell if they are going the right direction to the “Homeland” or not he is prepared to take responsibility of every ones lives including the lives of his closest friends.
The Essay on Lord Of The Flies "Is Man Inherently Evil?"
Is man inherently evil? Many people have different answers to this question some do not believe that there is such a thing as good or evil. What is good and evil? Is evil a part of every human being from the moment he is on this planet? I think that man himself chooses in which direction to go to and the environment influences his or her decisions. Many think that you are not inherently evil or ...
The mood the author has written within the book is that of an era with very little peace and evil spreading in every direction. People must band together and out away their differences and work to save every ones lives. “Only the strong will survive” is a phrase that can explain the mood of the book.
The mood also effects on how the characters react to what happens, Example; When a group of bandits ambush the Manth, and try to take away all the young women, they offer quite a bit of resistance but one of the older men, is killed by a shot to the head they all stop in their tracks to protect any one else from reaching the same fate he did. However when the bandits leave with the young women as prisoners, a search party of the fittest young men is sent after them, in an effort to save them. .
Also foreshadowing is used in this book in quite a few places. The author uses “The Wind is Rising”(p. 44).
This phrase is used to tell of the on coming doom near the end of the book. Also, another part of the foreshadowing is used again, “ When you see them Walk the Storm” (pp. 71 – 73), they mean walk an area of great pain and suffering.