Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird
New York Times bestselling author Faith Erin Hicks says of Lightfall: “Gorgeous artwork and a lovable heroine make Lightfall the series I wish I'd had as a kid.”
In the second installment of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Lightfall series, Bea and Cad continue their quest to stop Kest, the mythic bird who stole the sun. Perfect for middle grade fans of Amulet and Avatar the Last Airbender, Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird is another breathtaking journey into the magical world of Irpa, where epic battles and powerful creatures abound.
After a battle that nearly cost them their lives, Bea and Cad awaken in the hidden settlement of the Arsai, mysterious creatures who can glimpse into the future. The Arsai’s vision paints a dire picture for their planet, as the bird Kest Ke Belenus—now awoken from a restless slumber—threatens to destroy all the Lights of Irpa. Desperate for a solution, Bea and Cad seek out the help of a water spirit known as Lorgon, whose ancient wisdom may help them find a way to take down Kest and save Irpa from utter destruction.
But when their time with Lorgon presents more questions than answers, Bea and Cad must decide what’s more important . . . stopping Kest or uncovering the truth.
Praise for Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian
Harvey Awards Book of the Year Nominee
Kirkus Best Books of 2020
Fall 2020 Indie Next List
Junior Library Guild Selection
2021 Texas Library Association’s Little Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List Selection
Nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
Praise for Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird
Gorgeous artwork and a lovable heroine make Lightfall the series I wish I'd had as a kid. — Faith Erin Hicks, New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creator
An invigorating, original fantasy that’s entertaining and reflective in equal measure. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian:
Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit. — Kazu Kibuishi, bestselling author of Amulet
Probert’s debut graphic novel is both inventive and familiar, with unique characters in a fresh fantasy world embarking on a classic quest. — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Probert’s cinematic, full-color artwork is packed with inventive creatures and vivid landscapes perfectly in keeping with the fantasy adventure atmosphere. — Booklist
Probert’s debut combines engaging fantasy elements: mysterious enemies, fateful responsibility, and death-defying action against a variety of foes. Detailed, jewel-colored art illuminates Irpa’s radiance as Bea’s journey unveils sweeping landscapes, Ghibli-esque character design, and luminous architecture. Worried Bea and enthusiastic Cad quickly become a team that readers can root for, and compelling unsolved mysteries demand a follow-up. — Publishers Weekly
Majestic artwork, a burgeoning friendship, and the promise of adventure keep the pages turning in this to-be-continued tale. — School Library Journal
Thoroughly satisfying, with a cliffhanger ending that’s sure to hook readers. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)