FOR CENTURIES, ENERGY-WIELDING LIGHT HUNTERS BATTLED MONSTERS RAVAGING THE LAND, SAVING THEIR WORLD FROM A TERRIBLE FATE. THAT IS UNTIL A SINGLE, DISASTROUS MISTAKE TURNED PEOPLE AGAINST LIGHT, MAKING THIS POWERFUL AND ANCIENT FORCE A FEARED AND DISTANT MEMORY.
Meet Lux, the boy with Light in his eyes. On the surface, he looks like a normal 12-year-old – but Lux has a secret. Not only can he wield Light, he might be the finest Light-healer the world has ever seen. When Lux uses his power to save his best friend Maya after a terrifying attack, his Light draws a strange, shadowy figure to town, aiming to use his powers for evil.
As he is catapulted into the world of the Light Hunters, Lux and his friends race against time to locate a roaming Monster and stop it before it destroys his hometown.
But is the Monster the real terror, or is there a greater danger lurking in the shadows, waiting for its moment to strike?
Published by: UCLan Publishing
. Shortlisted for the InspiREAD2020 Primary Book Award
. Shortlisted for the Brilliant Book Award 2021
The Light Hunters
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Praise for The Light Hunters
“Cracking new adventure for any who love Potter and similar
Dan has obviously worked out that the simplest way to make a book grip you is to start and not stop, there is action on every page, but plenty of depth, humour and fab characters too. A superb world is imagined and becomes real instantly, and you are desperate for more adventures as this one breathlessly ends."
Tony Higginson / Beyond Books
“Monsters, mystery and mayhem abound in this fantastical Middle Grade adventure
From its enticing opening (“If there’s one thing I am absolutely and utterly sure about,” said Maya Murphy ducking under her desk on the classroom floor, “it’s that Mr Winter is a monster”), through its 300 pages of character-driven action, The Light Hunters is a stellar start to a new Middle Grade series.
Skilfully blending relatable real-life emotions with a vividly conjured fantastical world, and an overarching race against time, this comes recommended for nine+ year-olds who enjoy epic action delivered in a descriptive style, such as fans of Peter Bunzl’s Cogheart series and Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines."
Joanne Owen / LoveReading4Kids
What a brilliant, pacy and exciting book!
The Light Hunters is an exciting, imaginative, brilliantly structured middle grade novel with shades of heroic myths, good vs. evil and shadowy threat. Bookwagon is delighted to welcome this smashing new title aboard!