When ‘The Tree Of Seasons’ was originally described as Harry Potter-esque, I wasn’t sure it would be my sort of book, as I’ve never really read anything fantasy before.
I wanted to read it as it was penned by the late Stephen Gately, formerly of Boyzone.
Stephen had been working on the novel for the past few years up until his death. Thankfully he’d worked out the ending and had told husband Andrew how it would end.
‘The Tree Of Seasons’ captured my imagination, with each page gripping my attention and concentration. I sat there constantly saying “just to the end of this chapter” and then I wanted to know more and more as time went on.
The story of Josh, Michael and Beth Lotts takes the reader on an adventure into the woods after they witness bright lights in the dark. Intrigued to know what it could be, the children decide to investigate.
Little do they know that they’ll be transported to another world where many of their dreams and nightmares become reality. Could their enemy be disguised as their aunt?
‘The Tree Of Seasons’ is just that - a tree that covers all of the seasons. But beyond the magical tree, these four seasons each hold a kingdom belonging to Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. But how would you feel if you were constantly in Winter?
Stephen’s fans, friends and loved ones can see his cheeky, fun-loving nature on every single page. It’s sad to think that he made a wonderful writer but we will never get the chance to read any more. He has penned a fantastic fantasy story that could have had additional novels full of new adventures.