King Halonree raises his arms high in the air to celebrate the sunrise and sunset. He wishes that he could celebrate with the villagers in Isabella. Why can't he? His advisor, Litham, who is also a very knowledgeable wizard, mistreats the villagers routinely. It just so happens that when Litham is angry, he can cast shadows over the sun.
The king does not stand up to the mistreatment of his villagers because he does not want to anger Litham. He feels that a disappearing sun is an unbearable consequence. His people decide to protest in front of his house.
The king finally stands up to Litham, but the wizard still causes darkness. When they all come together, the villagers joyously discover who they are. They all shine their light and invite the sun back into the sky. Litham still managed to use his magic to cast shadows. This time the king knows who he is, making it impossible for Litham to snuff the light ever again. The king was able to create a peaceful kingdom, and his village became legendary.
Published on January 20, 2020
Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆
Genre: Children's Picture Books