Also today, I’m so happy to be one of the closing stops on the blog tour for Tree Slayer by Harriet Springbett – Book 2 in the Tree Magic trilogy. A brilliant, young adult novel full of magic and adventure……AND I adore the cover!
book blurb & info
Nine months after the events of Tree Magic, Rainbow is struggling to come to terms with how she’s changed. Her bond with trees has grown, but now they’re under threat from the Tree Slayer.
To save them, she’ll need to leave everything she knows and loves. It will be her greatest adventure yet – but she cannot succeed alone.
She’ll have to enlist the help of Eole, an enigmatic scientist and sceptic.
Does Rainbow have what it takes to face the Tree Slayer? And can she trust Eole, who has powers of his own?
Published by: Impress Books on 6th October 2020
Formats Available: Paperback & eBook
Tree Slayer follows on from the events of the first book, Tree Magic. Rainbow is getting used to her ‘new’ way of life and building her affinity with trees. But when a huge storm blows in and damages lots of trees, she finds out that there’s something bigger than her…..something threatening her and the trees. She must find her other half, destroy the Tree Slayer and save the trees before it’s too late…..
I absolutely loved this – probably more than the first, and that’s all down to Eole who I adored. It was good being back with Rainbow/Mary but I do find her a little annoying at times; and Christophe drives me nuts, so it was nice to have a new, fantastic but complex character thrown into the mix. He has his own issues and emotional backstory and is a fantastic, and loveable character. It was so lovely to watch him develop throughout the story. And I love Hestia – she’s a fantastic, refreshing and rebellious character!
The story is full of beautiful trees and magic, with the key underlying story of the importance of trees in the world, I love both Rainbow/Mary and Eole’s gifts which fill the story with wonder. Their adventure is brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed going on it with them, and experiencing it from both their points of views (which are very different!). It kept me hanging on right till the very end, never sure what would happen next and whether they would both make it out alive, and complete their mission!
This is a young adult novel, but adults will like this just as much. It’s easy and enjoyable to read and follow, and the story line is fab. If you’re looking for your next read which weaves the real world with a hint of magic, then you should check this out. Highly recommended by me. I can’t wait to read the final book in the trilogy now!
about the author
Harriet Springbett’s childhood on a small farm in West Dorset gave her an early exposure to nature, which continues to inspire her writing.
She qualified as an engineer but, during a Raleigh International expedition in Chile, she realised she preferred words to numbers. She abandoned her profession, moved to France, studied French and then worked as a project manager, feature writer, translator and TEFL teacher. She now lives in Poitou-Charentes with her French partner and their teenage children.
Since her first literary success, aged 10, her short stories and poetry have been published in literary journals and placed in writing competitions, including a shortlisting in the 2017 Bath Short Story Award.
Harriet leads writing workshops, has judged the Segora international short story competition and blogs at https://harrietspringbett.wordpress.com
Thanks to the ladies at Love Books Tours for inviting me on to the tour, and to Harriet and Impress Books for gifting me with a copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a wonderful day lovelies, and enjoy your Sunday before lockdown kicks in again!
Stay safe everyone
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