Following the success of The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery – an ebook based on the fictional novel, as seen in Doctor Who “The Angels Take Manhattan” – BBC Books is following it up with the real world release of another fictional piece of fiction, this time based on a book seen in “The Bells Of Saint John”.
Doctor Who: Summer Falls by Amelia Williams (so, is that a joint pen name or did Amy finally take Rory’s name?) is published by BBC Books on Thursday 4 April, priced £1.99.Here’s a teasing 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…”
And the summary: 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.
Summer Falls, a book written by Amelia Williams (yeah, right), is featured at the beginning of “The Bells of St John”, being read by Artie, one of the children taken care of by Clara (as played by Jenna-Louise Coleman).