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Doctor Who - King Of Terror [Kindle Edition]

Keith Topping
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough novel Two alien races the Jex and the Canavitchi are engaged in a battle to invade and either conquer or destroy the planet Earth. The Doctor is summoned to a meeting with Brigadier who shows him a photograph of a powerful media mogul named Sanger who has bought enough plutonium to destroy the world ten times over. UNIT are on the case and it seems that Sanger is one of a frightening number of alien Jex who came to Earth twenty years ago to sow the seeds of their ruthless world-domination When the Canavitchi launch their counter-attack and their alien fleets embark upon full-scale destruction, the Doctor finds himself engaged in a race against time to save planet Earth

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (31 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00721APAA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,995 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, but not great. 1 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Keith Topping's "The King Of Terror" is a good book, but it is not without it's problems.
The Fifth Doctor with companions Tegan and Turlough head to Los Angeles at the request of the Brigadier who suspects that a multimedia company are up to no good. Through in a band of terrorists and the prophecies of Nostradamus and the result is a quality book.
The plot is very good, even if the powerful company threatening world safety is an idea oft used in Doctor Who novels. Topping begins the novel with a couple of UNIT members, Paytner and Barrington, who seem very uncharacteristic of a Doctor Who novel and are a welcome inclusion. Both characters have strong characterisation which makes both of them likeable.
The regular characters fair well mostly. The Brigadier is in top form, although his appearance doesn't seem long enough. Turlough has some nasty surprises in store for him and Tegan is as fiery as ever. The main problem is that Topping hasn't quite got the Fifth Doctor's character right. It's fine at the beginning of the book but somewhere around the middle the character starts to slip and this results in some uncharacteristic behaviour.
Overall, "The King Of Terror" is a good, solid novel. It's first hundred pages or so are fantastic and kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. But the last hundred and fify pages aren't as good, and the lapse led to me loosing interest in the plot. That said, the plot is good with waring aliens being at the heart of events. It moves along quickly but I felt the ending was a bit of an anticlimax. "The King Of Terror" is a good book, but it's not as good as "The Hollow Men" which Topping co-wrote with Martin Day as it fails to maintain the quality of the first hundred pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel 23 Mar 2001
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lust, vengence, corruption and greed. King of Terror has it all. A wonderfully sexy and dangerous mixture of spy story realism, technophobia and buddy-cop comedy, this is a novel that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh and then suddenly pull the rug from under you by killing a character you really liked. Topping's a star!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and funny 9 Nov 2000
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Dr Who Books 2000 releases come to and end with a highly solid read from Keith Topping, whose previous works were just as good as this. Characterisation and plot work very well together and the end result works very well indeed. Often laugh out loud funny, with a lot to please the casual fan. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but has its flaws 1 Jun 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The King of Terror features the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough, The Brigadier and UNIT. And is a very good read but I think that Tegan, who is my favourite companion, wouldn't say some of the things she says here. I also think that Turlough doesn't come of very well in this novel. Its a good book and I would recommend it but I feel that some people would be disappointed.
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