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Seeker (Noble Warriors Trilogy #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,510 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
THE MURDERER IS CLOSER ... The legendary warrior monks are gone. The powerful warlord Orlan has managed to destroy its strength. Without a leader or a territory, the power of Noman has weakened, and the warriors were scattered across the land. And thus begins the search for a new leader and the response to the mystery that was never revealed. But while time is running out. ...more
Paperback, 422 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Seeker (full name Seeker after Truth) has dreamed, his whole life, of becoming a Nomana, a Noble Warrior. A protector of the All and Only, the god who made all things. The desire to be one has only grown stronger since his brother, Blaze of Justice, became a Noble Warrior. Seeker knows that this is his destiny, never mind that his father expects him to become Teacher. Now he is sixteen, old enough to go before the Nom and offer himself, and hope th
Laura Herbertson
This is the only time I'll say this...the book would've made a better movie. Actually, the author is the person who wrote the screenplay for Gladiator. I think Seeker was written to be seen, rather than read.

The characters needed actors to bring them to life. Not that the characters were lame. they weren't, they just were sorta visual. The three protagonists were all teenagers going though some turnpoint in their lives. Each had a different transformation to make. Frankly, I thought each of thei
Seeker, the first book of the Noble Warriors trilogy, has several different narrators. At different times it is told from Seeker’s point of view, Morning Glory’s, or the Wildman’s, as well as other characters. Especially in the beginning, this was very confusing. I was still getting to know one character and suddenly I’m introduced to another. By the end, I’d sorted them all out, and I started to like this setup. It allowed me to see what was going on everywhere, rather than just at one location ...more
Dec 06, 2014 Therese rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure, series
I loved the Wind on Fire Trilogy. So when I was finished, I was eager to read the next books that William Nicholson wrote.

Wow, was I disappointed.

Nicholson is a screenplay writer so maybe characterization is new to him, since actors can flesh out his characters already. However, the characters in this book just seem kind of ridiculous.

I've disliked Seeker since his ridiculous, intentional test fail. That was just lame and weird. And the Wildman. Just what. Other characters like Caressa and th
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Chris’s Rating: 3 Stars
Seeker of Truth (yes that is his name) wants to be Nomana (One of the holy peace seeking warriors that protects the land) but as his older brother is already Nomana (and few who desire to be a holy warrior are even accepted) his father is intent that he should become the head of a fine school and pursue academics. Then Seeker’s older brother is cast out from the Nomana in disgrace and is “purged” (made to forget everything and start again as thoug
Mar 13, 2013 Rhys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Seeker has always wanted to be a Noble Warrior: a monk who fights for Justice in the name of the All and Only. Morning Star and Wildman, too, wish to become Noble Warriors. All for very different reasons. But before they can join, they must prove themselves worthy. When Seeker finds a plot to destroy Anacrea, the Island on which the Noble Warriors live, he knows what he must do. He knows what he must do. Together with Morning Star and Wild
May 05, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jordan Vermillion
Sep 27, 2013 Jordan Vermillion rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was breathtaking. It made me think of what was going to happen next as it jumped back and forth between chapters with different characters. I would have to recommend this book to anyone seeking to read about adventure.

This book is book one of the noble warrior's. This book is all about adventure. Most of the characters in this book are carried on to the next series. The book is about a boy has wanted to become a Nobble Warrior all of his life, but his dad wanted him to take his place
Ambar Morales
Can of expected more from the author of wind of fire xD
Mar 15, 2015 Sarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the beginning was a bit slow, but too interesting to put the book down, but honestly I thought about quitting the book.
When it got to the middle it picked up like a lot, I really think that what happened in the middle should have been closer to the beginning, and having whatever was in the beginning squished together into 5 chapters.
The ending was absolutely amazing. It was brilliant with all the separate life-threatening problems each of the characters faced, especially when everythi
Feb 21, 2010 Saffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
i really havent gotten that far in.......
Carl Alves
Seeker is the first novel from William Nicholson that I've read, and after reading it, I don't particularly feel the need to read any of his other novels. Nicholson is very heavy into world building and spent a good bit of time on the backstory about the Nomana, or the noble warriors, who dedicate their lives to the Nom, the All and the Only. This backstory, unfortunately, is poorly developed, not particularly interesting and really drags. The characters are just abysmal. All three of the main c ...more
Jul 20, 2009 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite fantasies, this book goes outside the norm in both character and plot.

Ages ago, a single warrior named Noman founded an order of warrior monks called the Nomana. Their duty was simple; to spread peace, safeguard the people, and protect their god, the All and Only. Ensconced in their sacred citadel Anacrea, the Nomana are idolized and feared by many.

Seeker After Truth, a young boy who lives on Anacrea, yearns to join the warrior order like his older brother, scorning his father
Jan 09, 2012 Jacob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers that like to read adventure books.
Recommended to Jacob by: Lachlan Swanson
The book Seeker is about a 16-year old kid Seeker who has always wanted to be part of the Nomana which is a land, ruled by monks. When Seeker turned sixteen, which was how old a person needed to be to join the Nomana, his older brother got expelled and imprisoned by the Nomana. Seeker went on a journey to the Nomana to rescue his brother. On his way he met two people named Morning Star and Wildman. They ended up traveling together to the Nomana. When they got Nomana, Morning Star and Wildman get ...more
Jan 11, 2014 Julián rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, la verdad es que no esperaba que este libro fuera tan bueno. Si bien, al principio es un poco confuso por las diversas historias que se presentan, después todo se va uniendo y va tomando sentido. Es un historia, que cuando entré, ya no podía salir de ella. La historia está muy bien hecha y muy clara. El setting es muy creíble y sólido y los personajes son muy definidos y entretenidos.
Creo que lo más interesante del libro es cómo todos los personajes se van uniendos hasta terminar la histori
Oct 27, 2014 Aelvana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. He did not waste a single word; everything in there advances the story, and it's more complicated than it first appears. I am particularly avid to see the sequel, since the ending opened up more plot threads than it closed. Which is to be expected, I suppose, since this is the first book in a trilogy. Hm. I don't want to say anything to spoil it, so I'll just say: Read. And probably buy, if you're like me and like reading things more than once. Highly Recommended.
Feb 14, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On the island of Anacrea lives the All and the Only, the God who made all things! He is protected by the Nobel Warriors called the Nomana. Three sixteen year olds, Seeker, Morning Star, & the Wild Man, from far different lives, all want to join the ranks of the Nomana for different reasons. But there is a deep evil in the world. The imperial city of Radiance, where human sacrifices are tossed to their deaths every day are planning on attacking the Nomana and the three new friends are the onl ...more
Mar 05, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Another fantasy trilogy. I shouldn't have read this one the same weekend as The Naming because I keep confusing the two.[return][return]Evil lives in the town of Radiance and a strange group of three people must save the day. Seeker is determined to find out why his brother was kicked out of the Nomana, the sacred brotherhood that he himself wants to join. Morning Star has always wanted to join the Nomana to find her mother. And Wildman just wants the power of the Nomana. But all three are rejec ...more
May 12, 2010 Cali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My friend and i went to the bookstore and saw this book on sale. the cover art was captivating and promoted the book as the type of book i'd read, so i picked it up. without reading a page, i bought it. i immediately started reading it, and absolutely loved it. it amazes me how the characters have not a shred of doubt that their god is real. i'd love to visit the Nom, its sounds enchanting. i loved the intricate plot and characters. seeker, the brilliant boy who's trapped into being what his fat ...more
Sep 07, 2011 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit I wasn't too impressed at the beginning of this book. All of the characters felt foreign to me for the first half of the book. I know it's a first book they won't seem familiar yet. I may have used the wrong words but that's what first came to mind. Basically I feel like it would have been more satisfying if there were a bit more description of character and features. It was almost as if we were supposed to already know them before starting.

By the end however I found that I was e
Ninja Suchato
Feb 26, 2015 Ninja Suchato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was very enjoyable to me and I like the plot of the book. The book was telling more than one story at once that linked together in the ending. This creates suspense and it kept me reading this book. I would recommend this book to people that like adventure stories with some suspense in it.
Melita SA
Mar 22, 2015 Melita SA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid story, I read this years ago and didn't finish the trilogy, so I'm working on that now. A good story with a lot of moving parts, and just when you think Nicholson can't wrap it all up in just 10 more pages, he does. Similar to the action of The Wind Singer, I'll see how these sequels compare to the wind on fire trilogy.
Apr 12, 2011 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
seeker is about a boy who is a school teachers son who wants to be a noble warrior at the nom. On his adventure he in counters two new friends named morning star and wildman. All three of them want to become a noble warrior but were turned down. they went to the city of radiance to find a weapon that is to destroy seekers home land.
this book has action, decieving and people with serios hatred. life is all ablout adventures and not nowing what is going to happenso take a risk if you dare and ent
Dayna Smith
This is the first book in The Noble Warriors series. The Nomana protect their god and his people and once a year new Nomana are selected. Seeker for Truth wants to follow in the footsteps of his brother Blaze of Justice and join the Nomana. When he is not accepted and his brother is cast out of the Nomana accused of being a traitor, Seeker decides to follow his brother and prove his innocence. While on the road he becomes involved with two others who want to be Nomana: Morning Star and the Wildm ...more
I'm reading my sons books we got him for Christmas. I'm getting used to the idea of reading something other than non-fiction. Seeker For Truth, Morning Star, and Wildman-a river rat pirate are all seeking to become the next Nomana for one reason or another. They are all rejected and so they end up together feeling like they can not return home. They uncover a plot from a neighboring country Radiance who think of the Sun as their god to destroy the Nomana. In their minds, they feel the Nomana wil ...more
Barbara Ell
When Seeker of Truth wants to follow in his brother's (Blaze of Justice) footsteps in joining the Nomana, he believes that he is only going to have to deal with his father and his father's ambitions. However, Blaze of Justice was called a traitor to the Nomana, becomes "cleansed" and is cast out of the community.

Seeker then goes in search of his brother, since this isn't the Blaze that he remembers. In searching for his brother, he is joined by Morning Star and Wildman. Both also wanted to join
Jan 25, 2015 Niamh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I didn't like this book but it all seemed slow and only a few parts were very interesting. Saying that it also wasn't terrible, it just didn't have much going for it
Nov 18, 2012 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Seeker of Truth, Wildman, and Morning Star who all strive to become Noma warriors, who work for the God Nomana and live on Ancrea Island. Seeker wants to get in because his brother was ejected from the order, Wildman because he wants peace, and Morning Star to follow her mother. All of them get rejected from the choosing so they decide to do something heroic to get in. So they go of in search of the mega weapon that would destroy the Noma. Morning star gets kidnapped and must ...more
Well, the entire reason I decided to put my old list of books on this website is because my friend and I had a conversation about how frickin weird these books are, so I guess it's got that going for it...
Grid Di Angelo
I'm not sure what happened. Yesterday i was going on a six hour trip with my family, but i had only five minutes notice. I just took the first book on my tbr shelf and left.
in the car was actually really excited to start reading this book. I even posted a picture of my copy in the car.
All it took was the first chapter.
There was something unappealing in this book.
I'm not even sure what it was. The characters, the prolong, something.
I'm not sure if i ever will continue reading this book, but for
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William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. 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 1
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