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Doctor Who - The Resurrection Casket (New Series Adventure 9) Hardcover – 13 Apr 2006

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  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; hardcover edition (13 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563486422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563486428
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13.1 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 580,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Justin Richards has written more books than he can remember. He has also written audio scripts, television, a stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal.
Justin is the author of - amongst other things - The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, The Parliament of Blood and the series The Invisible Detective, Time Runners, and Agent Alfie. He is also Creative Director of the BBC's best-selling range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself.
His latest novel - The Skeleton Clock - is available for the Kindle.
Justin lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle.

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A time travel thriller from the bestselling BBC Books Doctor Who fiction series

About the Author

Justin Richards is the Creative Consultant for the BBC's range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself. As well as writing for stage, screen and audio, he is also the author of The Invisible Detective and Time Runners series of novels for children, and Agent Alfie for younger readers.

As well as collaborating with thriller writer Jack Higgins, he writes standalone novels for older children including The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, and The Parliament of Blood.

Justin lives in Warwick, with his wife, two children and a nice view of the castle.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 18 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Resurrection Casket is the ninth original novel, this time featuring The Doctor and travelling companion Rose Tyler.
The story begins with the TARDIS being drawn into a technological dead-spot in space, where something called a `Zek' is apparently draining the power of all electronic technology, leaving kind of spaceship graveyard. Added to this, the area is patrolled by the fearsome `Krarks', kind of giant space Barracuda that feed on the oxygen inside the ships and any living being they can get their fangs into. The few people who live on the planets of the area get by on steam power, even in their space-faring vessels. The result is a Treasure-Island inspired tale featuring pirates, evil robots, lost treasure, the usual power-crazed tyrant, and most bizarrely a big shaggy monster named Kevin, who apologizes politely to his victims before dispatching them.

Justin Richards knits all these disparate elements together nicely to create a richly bonkers but ultimately exuberant read. Although the novel takes a while to kick-in, when it does so the results are great fun. There are some nice flashes of dark humour, lashings of piratical shenanigans, and a fair bit of seemingly inescapable peril. Forget the science and remember that this is a fantasy novel aimed primarily at kids; just curl up in a chair and get lost in the imaginative and gripping adventure.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. O'Meara on 9 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
This audiobook version of an original Doctor Who novel is great for fans wanting to fill the void now that the second series has finished airing. It's helped a lot by having David Tennant narrating, even though his impression of Billie Piper leaves a little to be desired. The story is very good and has the kind of character development many people say is lacking from the new, 45-minute story structure of the TV series. The Doctor's dialogue is as snappy and well-written as a Russell T. Davies script, particularly in his confrontation with a monster called Kevin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 Jan. 2015
Format: Hardcover
This is a review of the novel, not the audio reading of the novelisation.

Justin Richards is a prolific author, and a prolific author of Doctor Who novels. This story features the Tenth Doctor (as played on tv by David Tennant) and captures his incarnation very well. (I don’t know why, but the hardback edition I read had the image of the Doctor on the cover, but not Rose; yet Amazon’s images of the audiobook and novel have the images of both of them – odd.)

The Doctor and Rose are having problems with the Tardis; it seems to be caught up in some kind of field generated by an electromagnetic pulse. Managing to open the doors manually, they expect to find themselves in a radiation-soaked wasteland. Instead, they find themselves on a planet called Starfall, a world where modern technology doesn’t work, and where the inhabitants of Starfall, smugglers, crooks and traders, make a living around the zone of electromagnetic gravitation. The man in charge is Drel McCavity, and the Doctor finds himself involved in his schemes when he has to try and find a way to get the Tardis working again. Meanwhile, people are dying – mysteriously, and horribly.

This is a really good story, and captures the Tenth Doctor and Rose well; it utilises their characters admirably and the story is interesting. While I’m not really one for pirate stories (which is why I had hesitated before reading this one) it really didn’t jar on the story, and indeed added to the atmosphere and to the culture of the ultimate storyline. There were a couple of lines where the Doctor’s ‘wit’ did seem a bit forced into the story, but apart form that the whole novel read really well. This is not hard-core science-fiction; what it is, is an entertaining and very readable and enjoyable Doctor Who novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Thomas VINE VOICE on 29 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
The TV tie-in book series continues from where the Ninth Doctor picks up with the Tenth Doctors latest batch of books. One of the things that is important for a Who fan is that the Doctor in question is written in character. Over the years a few writers haven't quite pulled it off and the reader has been left with 'auto doc' who comes over as a mixture of the writers favourite Doctor and the one they are attempting to write. However I can say despite the trappings of the book being so similar to the previous Doctor Justin Richards has nailed David Tennants character perfectly.

The book places The Doctor and Rose in a world of space pirates that feels a bit final fantasyesque. The plot soon kicks in and it's off on a treasure hunt. As expected in a Justin Richards book there's a few plot twists some of which are easily worked out but he sneaked a few in that got past me. Also there's a good lot of gags in here which made me smile and is an achievement considering I'm a bit of a grumpy sod (a clue for one that may pass over the kids heads is 'Bruce Foxton' I'll say no more).

I preferred the first half of the book where it threatened to become a better read than it eventually was but I can't see many people not enjoying it as its a fun enough read. The last half does get a bit bogged down as characters are chased down corridors and hide behind snooker tables. Also it doesn't know when to end and in all honesty could have ended a good 30 pages earlier and made a tighter read. As such it's a good read but the early bits promised something better.
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