The Tree of SeasonsHardback
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- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 139mm x 223mm x 30mm | 462g
- Publication date: 13 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1444706527
- ISBN 13: 9781444706529
- Sales rank: 137,723
Stephen Gately brought joy to many millions of fans throughout the world. In the months before his tragic death, he wrote this, his first novel, The Tree of Seasons. When Josh, Michael and Beth Lotts catch sight of some mysterious lights one summer's evening, they are drawn into a dense forest near their home where no one dares ever go. What they find there is incredible. The Tree of Seasons is a doorway into another world. There are four kingdoms in this world, each forever stuck in spring, summer, autumn and winter and each with its own ruler. The tree and the world it conceals have existed for hundreds of years and have never been uncovered by anyone, until now. The Lotts find that peace has been shattered in this magical world. One ruler, who bears a remarkable resemblance to their aunt is intent on power at all costs. She causes destruction and suffering that threaten to tear worlds apart. Josh, Michael and Beth have arrived just in time to take part in the battle that the other three kingdoms have to fight in order to survive. The Tree of Seasons is a beautiful story of good and evil and a vividly imagined portrait of a world beyond our own.
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Stephen Gately was born in 1976 in Dublin. One of five children, he always dreamed of being famous as a young boy. Together with Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy, he formed Boyzone who went on to be one of the biggest boybands of all time. Together they enjoyed phenomenal success with over 40 million copies of their albums sold worldwide. In 2000, the band took some time out to concentrate on solo projects and Stephen enjoyed his own top ten hits before taking to the stage and starring in Joseph and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in London's West End. Boyzone were reunited in 2007 and their greatest hits album was released in 2008. Together, the band were working on new material and Stephen was writing this, his first novel when died at his home in Majorca in October 2009.
'It didn't take long for us to get totally wrapped up in the fantasy ... Engaging, exciting and imaginative, this is a delightful read' ***** Heat 'This imaginative book is reminiscent of the Narnia tales and reads like an instant classic. Roll on the movie.' ***** Star A great read whatever your age ... it's brilliant Reveal A fitting tribute to a star who dared to dream News of the World