Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird (Paperback)

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By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
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This is book number 2 in the Lightfall series.

Staff Reviews


The second installment of Tim Probert's Lightfall graphic novel series is pure magic and wonder. The artwork literally made me gasp out loud multiple times from the overwhelming beauty! This is some of the best world-building I've experienced and the characters continue to delight. The story is filled with adventure, humor, heart, and friendship — it really is perfect. This is one of my favorite series ever and I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!

— Christine

Description


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

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

About the Author


Tim Probert is an author and illustrator whose work is made of equal parts wonder, magic, and adventure, with a dose of monsters and the occasional dinosaur. In addition to making books, he is an art director at Aardman Nathan Love, working on projects for Nickelodeon, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Candy Crush, and more. Tim lives in NYC with his wife and two cats. 



Tim Probert is an author and illustrator whose work is made of equal parts wonder, magic, and adventure, with a dose of monsters and the occasional dinosaur. In addition to making books, he is an art director at Aardman Nathan Love, working on projects for Nickelodeon, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Candy Crush, and more. Tim lives in NYC with his wife and two cats. 

Praise For…


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

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

Thoroughly satisfying, with a cliffhanger ending that’s sure to hook readers.  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062990488
ISBN-10: 0062990489
Publisher: HarperAlley
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Lightfall