by Tim Probert
Lightfall is an epic adventure and one that allows any reader plenty of scope for interpretation and enjoyment. Bea and Cad are unlikely friends but on their journey to find the Pig Wizard, Bea’s adopted Grandfather, they come to trust and understand each other. The illustrations are incredible, full of vast sweeping landscapes and detailed characters that add depth to the tale. I have yet to meet someone who didn’t love this book. A brilliant book for classrooms in KS2.
Deep in the heart of the planet Irpa stands the Salty Pig’s House of Tonics & Tinctures, home of the wise Pig Wizard and his adopted granddaughter, Bea. As keepers of the Endless Flame, they live a quiet and peaceful life, crafting medicines and potions for the people of their once-prosperous world.
All that changes one day when, while walking through the woods, Bea meets Cad, a member of the Galdurians, an ancient race thought to be long-extinct. Cad believes that if anyone can help him find his missing people, it’s the Pig Wizard.
When the two arrive home, the Pig Wizard is nowhere to be found—all that’s left is the Jar of Endless Flame and a mysterious note. Bea and Cad set out across Irpa to find him, while danger fights its way out of the shadows and into the light.