battle for the bearer of light
On a farm in Africa, through a hidden portal in a baobab tree…
Enter the world of Skydalon – a place filled with adventure,
wonder and magical creatures.
Join Grace, Liam, Lindi and her monkey, Bobo, on an epic
journey to save Skydalon and its Bearer of Light when dark forces
Discover how these young, intrepid adventurers triumph over
adversity, and learn how to believe in themselves through
the power of friendship and courage.
the adventure begin...
If you are aged between 9 and 13 years old and love
reading fantasy adventure stories then this novel is definitely
for you! As you disappear into the world of Skydalon you will meet
the Tree Keeper, Majesta and his Flock of the White Light, you
will find out about the four tribes of Skydalon; Crystalyte,
Draconia, Pegasus and Chamelia. Each tribe has special Tools,
Talents and Weapons. If you want to stay in Skydalon you need to
join one of the tribes ~ which one would you want to join? Don’t
wait another second to find out, leap into Skydalon and start
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Skydalon is a fantasy
world filled with enchanting creatures both human and magical. Entry
to Skydalon is gained through the Southern Portal, which is a baobab
tree on the farm Lalapanzi in South Africa and the Northern Portal
is an oak tree in the grounds of St Luke’s School in England.
Grace, her friend
Lindi and her pet monkey, Bobo, discover the Southern portal to
Once inside Skydalon
Grace, Lindi and Bobo discover that they have to play the mysterious
Mazey Game in order to be assigned to one of the four tribes of
Skydalon otherwise they may not return to Skydalon.
These are the four
tribes of Skydalon; which one would you want to belong to?
stunning book to read – I read this book to my Gr5 class during the
dull and boring exam time and was surprised at how much I enjoyed
reading the imaginative tale (I am 53!) but even more so mind-blown
by the response of the children! They hung on every word I read and
the requests for to read to them, the absolute attention and quiet
in the classroom while I was reading and the (best of all)
disappointment when the bell rang for home-time and I had to stop
reading, was an eye-opener for me! Stunning! I love this book with
its positive message...and I cannot wait to read it again to my new
Faiers, Grade 5 Teacher and Head of English Department - Gene Louw
amazing book! Filled to the brim with adventure, overflowing with
incredible life lessons. Loved reading this book and can HIGHLY
recommend it to ALL parents with children. Great to read to them if
younger – great for them to read themselves if older. A throwback to
yesteryear when books were exciting, interesting and filled with
positive, wholesome and thought provoking storytelling!
Herbig, Founder CJA Jiu Jitsu Academy.
was fun, adventerise, supprising, and unusaul in a fun way. It made
me feel happy, magical and like I was a part of the book.
favourite character was Bobo the monkey because he is really funny.
is full of courirosity. I learned there is always more to learn
about your Grandparents 1 Antserters, to always be brave and hope.
And if you see a tree with a hole in it just test it an hope…
11 years old.
thought the book, Epic Tales of Skydalon, was LEGENDARY! I thought
it was very creative. I felt transported to the world of Skydalon.
Can’t wait for the next book!
Krüger, 10 years old
this book and would 100% recommend...its an exciting whirlwind of
adventure that is hard to put down. Absolutely love the positive
reinforcements throughout the book making you want to achieve your
full potential. I live in the UK now and some of the references in
the book made my heart swell with memories of the past. When I drive
past schools in UK now I can’t help wondering what adventures lie in
stall in the second book...eeekkk.
Tales of Skydalon is a must read for the young and old alike. The
story told by Michelle Sciacca takes you on an incredible journey
that not only keeps you from putting the book down but taps into
your imagination painting every word in vivid colours and takes you
into the wonderful world of Skydalon as if you were one of the
characters in the book. Michelle’s ability to describe every tiny
detail creates such a clear world in your minds eye it’s like a
movie playing out and certainly not just words written on a page.
The beautiful messages and lessons on positivity and overcoming
difficulty are scattered like tiny pearls of wisdom through out the
book...it is absolutely a stroke of genius...to be able to teach
children the power of positive thinking while taking them on an epic
the epic tales of skydalon Battle for the bearer of light cause how
Gracie and Lindi become friends. Then go on mysterious adventures
and then become friends with Liam. The fight against the best
villian of all. I felt like I was right there in the book and was
really sad when the book was finished. It became more and more
interesting. It’s a book that you will read over and over again.
Hailstones – 11 years old
for the Bearer of Light is a truly amazing book. I could feel the
tension rising before the battle between the Skydalons and the
creatures from Urkalla. And I loved following Lindi and Grace on
their marvellous adventures. The setting, characters and events are
described so vividly that I cannot stop picturing them in my mind.
Thank you so much for bringing Skydalon to life and I can’t wait for
the next book.
Lamuri – 12 years old
in you or near you needs to read this book. If Narnia were set in
Africa...with a few magical twists and a beautiful message. I could
not get my daughter to put it down.
Skydalon because it had thrilling action and adventure. My favourite
character was Bobo because he was really funny and cheeky! My
favourite part of the book was when there was a rogue arrow during
training because it was really unexpected and surprising. I was
visualising images in my head as I read this. I can’t wait to read
the next book!
Lamuri 10 years old
skydalon, it was one of the best books I’ve ever read it was
adventurous and courageous. I would be happy to read it five more
times/ My favorite character was Lindi because she was adventurous
and never gave up and was always on her bff’s side. Thank you so
much Michelle for this wonderful book. I have enjoyed every minute
and cannot wait for the next one.
love Alex 11 years old
this book just after it was released. I loved it..took me back to my
childhood reading the Magic Faraway Tree. Meeting all the wonderful
characters each with their own unique abilities. Transporting on to
another time..another place. Nowadays looking at the trees makes you
wonder about the magic...could a chattering monkey be hiding in
amongst the branches..or could Liam be waiting..to take you on a
magic carpet ride. All in all an exciting wonderful read.
Battle for the Bearer of Light is now available at Exclusive Books,
some Bargain Books and van Schaik Book Stores.
and talks at local schools are an amazing way to meet readers and
speak to the learners about why reading is so important for them.
It’s not all serious though….learners get to find out which tribe
they belong to and some even get to play Tribal Championships.
Stellenbosch Waldorf School Christmas Market was a magical way to
interact with children.
out which Tribe you belong to is exciting business!.
great turn out for the launch of Battle for the Bearer of Light!
fun was had by all.
Michelle Sciacca lives in Cape Town with her husband and two children.
After spending a childhood writing reams of poetry and fairy tales,
Michelle studied Advertising and Marketing. She spent many years in
the Advertising and Marketing industry and finally decided that the
real world was far too boring and took a leap into the fantasy world
she currently inhabits...well for as much of the time as she can get
away with. Michelle enjoys writing for children as she loves the idea
of creating vivid images with words and believes that there is
no limit to a child's imagination, which makes writing for
children such great fun.
For more information, editorial opportunities, interview requests,
school readings and talks please get in touch with Michelle at