Shadowcave: A Stone Age Mystery
Author Saviour Pirotta
Young Kard is a gifted artist and his intricate cave paintings are greatly admired by others in his Stone Age tribe. Life for these hunter-gatherers is peaceful until all the deer in the area begin dying suddenly, leaving them with little food for the coming winter. Following the advice of his wise but eccentric grandmother, Kard sets out on a journey to find the cave of their ancestors, the Shadowcave, where only he can lift the curse she believes has been put on his tribe. What awaits Kard in the sacred Shadowcave and who will he meet along the way?
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Chapter 1 Cursed!
Kard clutched the hunting spear tightly in his right hand. Its skilfully crafted flint spearhead glinted in the late summer sun. He stood still as a rock, not even daring to breathe. From his hidi...
Chapter 2 In the Graveyard
Kard woke up to the sound of the wind howling across the cave. It was still dark and a thick mist was reaching in with wispy, ghostly fingers. “Shim, are you awake?” His sister snored loudly und...
Chapter 3 Monsters in the Sea
“Are you sure it’s safe to cross?” Kard asked doubtfully, still staring at the sea in awe. He was a bit scared of it. It looked restless and…vast. The land on the other side wasn’t even visible ...
Chapter 4 The Burnt Forest
“Come on,” yelled Shim, frantically wiping rain out of her eyes. “We can’t just let that thief get away. Let’s go after him.”. Kard sat up slowly, wincing in pain. Ari had struck him hard with the...
Chapter 5 Shadow and Colour
The hyena’s growl turned into a sinister shriek. Its voice was joined by the cackle of others until the burnt forest echoed with the sound of their mad laughter. “They’re getting closer,” whispered...