Summer Falls by ‘Amelia Williams’ made a somewhat creepy appearance in the Doctor Who mid-series premiere, but the story doesn’t end there. The book will get an ebook release by BBC Books on Thursday 4 April, priced £1.99.
The book was referenced in “The Bells of Saint John” during a conversation between Clara and Artie, one of the children she was babysitting, and continued to manifest later in the episode when Clara was ‘uploaded’ via the book’s central character (a creepy little girl).
Here’s an excerpt:
“Clara: ‘What chapter you on?’
“Clara: ‘Eleven’s the best. You’ll cry your eyes out… The good kind of crying….’”
“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.
HT: SFX | Pete