Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”

For fans of Amulet and middle grade readers who love sweeping worlds like Star Wars, the first book of the Lightfall series introduces Bea and Cad, two unlikely friends who get swept up in an epic quest to save their world from falling into eternal darkness.

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.

But 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. Fearing for the Pig Wizard’s safety, Bea and Cad set out across Irpa to find him, while danger fights its way out of the shadows and into the light.

Will these two unexpected friends find the beloved Pig Wizard and prevent eternal darkness from blanketing their world? Or has Irpa truly seen its last sunrise?

Title:Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian
ISBN:9780062990464
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    Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Reviews

  • Mackenzie Lane

    What a little gem of a graphic novel. I already want to read the next installment because if it's half as touching & beautiful as this one, I know I'll like it a lot. Would highly recommend, especiall...

  • Arista

    My 9 year old daughter read this book in literally under an hour. She describes it as being a page turner and coulden't believe it ended so fast (the book is 246 pages!) She loved the characters, espe...

  • Kristine

    Wow. What a phenomenal debut for Tim Probert. The illustrations are great. The world and all it’s little idiosyncrasies jump off the pages. The world building is well done, using fantasy tropes in i...

  • Rachel

    This graphic novel is very well done. The art is gorgeous, the characters and their growth, and the story, 'chef kiss'! Bea's grandfather leaves out of nowhere and worried that he won't come back, she...

  • Alory Shannon

    Beautiful art, and a great and very relateable main character. Bea is clearly working through anxiety issues but chooses to fight against that, to be brave and proactive instead of letting her fear ru...

  • Christine

    Lovely artwork and story and sweet characters....

  • Sarah

    Loved this! Fabulous fantasy adventure with gorgeous images. ...

  • Suzie Davis

    I don't read many graphic novels, but I won this title in a contest and decided I needed to break out of my rut and read it. It was really fun! Great adventure story about a young girl searching for h...

  • Kerri Hogan

    Lightfall is an excellent reader for middle grade readers. It’s an adventure story with excellent illustrations. It’s a quick read and it’s an exciting story. I’m a 6th grade teacher and I can...

  • Mrs.soule

    I enjoyed this story, but not as much as my son did. He devoured it in an hour and asked if I could get the next book in the series. So this one's a win for reluctant readers!...