A mysterious call summons Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor and companion Charlie Pollard to the Draconian Empire, of which the Doctor is a Nobleman - among many of his other awards. Following the death of the latest Deathless Emperor, there are dastardly plans afoot to seize the throne from the reforming rightful heir and return Draconia to the `old ways'.
The action takes place on the floating space tomb of the dead emperor, giving a suitably creepy setting for the various shenanigans. The Japanese style culture of the Draconians provides fertile ground for a complex and well thought through story. Baker once again excels as Six, full of energy and compassion. He inhabits the character perfectly. There isthe usual excellent job from Big Finish, with some great soundscapes, good script and decent directing.
This is a decent and thrilling four parter, with some excellent twists and cliffhangers. The scriptwriters have done well to make this a self contained story, but one that links to a previous third Doctor adventure, and also has some first Doctor continuity. There is also a bit of continuity from the preceding `Patient Zero', but knowledge of any of these adventures is not necessary to enjoyment of this one.
An excellent tale, and well worth a listen.