Book Eighteen of 2013: DOCTOR WHO: SUMMER FALLS by James Goss

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“When summer falls, the Lord of Winter will arise…”

In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. Kate soon realises the old seacape, painted long ago by an eccentric local artist, is actually a puzzle. And with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances – including a museum curator’s magical cat, a miserable neighbour, and a lonely boy – she plans on solving it.

And then, one morning Kate wakes up to a world changed forever. For the Lord of Winter is coming – and Kate has a very important decision to make.

I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan, and as such, I have been reading some of the books featured in the show. We first come across SUMMER FALLS in the first modern day Clara Oswald episode. When I found out that the book was going to be out, I quickly purchased it and decided to read it last week during my Mother’s Day trip.

SUMMER FALLS is written very much like an episode of Doctor Who. Like in the show, Kate has a mysterious neighbor who is there to help her out in the mystery of the Lord of Winter. In the book he is called “Curator” and is currently in between names, but I could see the connection.

Though James Goss isn’t the “Author” according to the TV show, he expertly writes in a tone that sounds like Amy Pond. This book is simple, a children’s book, but for a Whovian it is an adorable read.

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