- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (3 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846077583
- ISBN-13: 978-1846077586
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.7 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Doctor Who: The Taking Of Chelsea 426 Hardcover – 3 Sep 2009
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The Time Lord battles the Sontarans, in this pacy novel from the bestselling Doctor Who range
About the Author
David Llewellyn was born in Pontypool in 1978. He is the author of three previous novels, 'Eleven', 'Torchwood: Trace Memory', and 'Everything Is Sinister'. He lives in Cardiff. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
As with all this range, it's suitable for all ages, it runs for just under two hundred and fifty pages [two hundred and forty one in this case] and is divided into twenty one chapters plus a prologue. It features the Tenth Doctor, travelling without any companions. And his dialogue is perfectly written and well in keeping with the character as portrayed on tv.
It sees him visit Chelsea 426, an artificial world the size of a city which is orbiting Saturn. It's a place that is about to host a very important flower show. But some of the residents are acting very strangely.
When the colony erupts into chaos as a result of strange influences, things then get even worse. The Sontarans show up. And they have their own methods of dealing with the problems...
The Sontarans don't show till over a third of the way in. Before that it does take a while before anything major happens, as the narrative takes it's time to establish the setting and the supporting characters. But all the set up is very readable. The setting is an interesting one. The cast are the right mix of ordinary and eccentric individuals. And the former are decently characterised so they do feel like three dimensional creations. The Doctor's appearance in the narrative is a gentle one and it keeps him a strong presence by not letting you into too many of his thought processes.
The Sontarans do add extra life to proceedings at just the right point thanks to a clash of personalities and style and method between some. This also adds very good characterisation.
With more surprises and twists and some good set pieces to follow, it keeps going nicely and remains very readable throughout.
This is a well above average entry in this range and well worth getting.
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Good story, great book condition. Happy with the servicePublished 2 months ago by whoviantennantite
ive read nearly all the Who books from the RTD era... a good story ... well worth a read ,Published on 16 Oct. 2013 by Gee Marie Kane
I'm a long standing fan of Doctor Who. No,more than a fan. I love,love, love, love, LOVE Doctor Who,and I have done since the days of Tom Baker - which gives you an idea how many... Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2009 by Dave Lynch