Winter’s Deception: A Thrilling Young Adult Urban Fantasy World of Ecological Struggle

The first in a brand new fantasy series Claire Stolworthy’s Winter’s Deception is a gripping tale combining dramatic fantasy with a striking,and timely,environmental message.
Winter’s Deception

Doris Lessing once said, ‘There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth’ and in this well-crafted ecological fantasy thriller that couldn’t be more true. In her debut novel, Claire Stolworthy skillfully weaves together a powerful environmental message with make-believe, producing a story that is both entertaining and informative. With over 80 percent of today’s young adults sharing an interest in and wanting to take responsibility for, environmental issues Winter’s Deception looks all set to appeal to this audience.


Synopsis of Winter’s Deception: Lilly Millbank is the new Mother Nature, arecently-married motherwho must figure out how to navigate the minefield of intrigue and backstabbing that comes with ruling the four seasons, the eight petulant Kings and Queens that lord over them and the all-pervading destructive force of humanity.

But with the constant menace of attack from the rogue Elves she must learn quickly as a maniacal plot by the King of the Summer Elves has placed her family in danger and threatens to end millions of innocent lives…


About the Author

Growing up living and working on farms instilled Claire with a love of nature and a passionate interest in the environment, which inspired this story. She now lives in Dorset. Hobbies over the years have included raising rare breed chickens and gardening but the one that most captured her imagination, apart from writing, was keeping tropical fish.

Winter Deceptionis Claire’s first novel and marks the beginning of the Seasons series.


Winter’s Deception is available on Amazon: and Waterstones:

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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