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Hi, I'm Dan Walker, author of the children's fantasy novels, Sky Thieves, Desert Thieves, The Light Hunters and The Last Monster.


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ABOUT DAN

Dan Walker is a children's author and the creator of Sky Thieves, Desert Thieves, The Light Hunters and The Last Monster fantasy adventure stories. His books have been nominated for the Brilliant Book Award, the Reading Rampage Award, the RED Book Award, the Salford Children's Book Award and the Derbyshire Schools Book Award, and have been translated into multiple languages around the world.

Dan was born on 20th May 1983 in Derby, UK, where he spent his childhood walking the hills of the Peak District, frantically hammering away at computer games and raiding his cousin's bookshelf for anything with a colourful cover.

He now lives just outside of Nottingham with his wife and his one-year old son.

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NEW BOOK OUT NOW!

The second book in the Light Hunters series is finally here!


The Light Hunters have fought Monsters for centuries and Squad Juno are the very best at it. From cities to villages, the young group’s abilities are on show for all to see now that their powers don’t have to be used in secret. Every victory they have prevents a Monster from taking more victims, preventing more loss. Lux Dowd, Squad Juno’s healer, has had more than enough loss... But a more immediate loss is that of his powers. Lux can’t – or won’t – heal his teammates. Whenever he tries, a terrible energy comes from within and hurts the people around him. Lux can’t afford to lose anymore of those he cares about. Sent on a mission that could end their war against the Monsters, the Light Hunters soon find themselves making new allies in their quest to unearth an Ancient secret that may be able to stop the attacks. Could this really be the last monster they fight?

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REVIEWS

 
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Booktrust

"This is the stuff of classic swashbuckling fast-moving adventure, complete with a wonderful cast of gloriously named characters, a deliciously evil baddie and a feisty heroine coming into her own."

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