The Stolen Spear by Saviour Pirotta, illustrated by Davide Ortu
Wolf dreams of being brave. Every night he prays to the spirits to make him the bravest boy the village has ever known. But every day he wakes up and nothing has changed.
When a sacred spear goes missing from a burial site, Wolf is blamed. Determined to clear is name and win back the trust of his family and the scornful villagers he embarks on a journey that takes him to the surrounding islands, a journey he has never taken before.
Along the way he meets Rain and Crow, the stories they tell him about their lives on the neighbouring islands encourage him to take a step out of his comfort zone and embrace the world beyond his own doorstep.
Destiny takes hold and Wolf returns from his trip, not only braver but with a secret that will change his life forever. Di he find the spear? Did the spirits answer his call?
Saviour Pirotta has created yet another enticing tale in the Wolfsong series. Basing his stories in 2500BC doesn’t phase the reader either because the moment you turn the first page you are immersed in Wolf’s world without a second thought to the era. His diligent research and attention to detail within the text along with Davide Ortu’s brilliant illustrations, make you feel as if you belong in the pages with Wolf as he travels far and wide to find out who he really is.
The ending of The Stolen Spear confirms there are more in the series on the way and I can’t wait to read the next installment.
Read our popular interview with Saviour Pirotta, here.