When Chloe Hattersley’s mother dies after an illness, she must pack up her old life and journey into the north of England, to begin again with her strict aunt and adulterous father.
But something goes terribly wrong and instead she finds herself in the strange world of Egortiye — where the seasons are prisons controlled by criminal kings and queens: a dangerous land where ideas are powerful and altering, where deceit rules, and the worst thing is to have no purpose.
With only Brandon Tuck, the enchanted boy-faun, and the manipulative gaoler, The Spinster of Seasons, to help her, Chloe must make a perilous journey through the seasons to find the Backstage Door for the way home.
But Chloe is being hunted. The sinister Man with 8 Faces wants her skin, and he’ll tear the world apart to get to her.
A-MAZING! (5 stars)
One of the best tween books of the year! My 9 year old read this in a day, and came to me at 10pm begging for the second installment! This is without a doubt one of the most addictive page turners of the year. The descriptive language and immersive plot catapult the reader into Sheargold's world. We cannot wait to dive into the second installment, the suspense is palpable!