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Doctor Who - The Dæmons [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Dæmons [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight to watch rather than demonic, 12 Oct. 2007
This is the final story of Jon Pertwee's second season as the Doctor, and was supposedly his favourite.

It is set on Earth and features UNIT as well as the Master. It has a great atmosphere to the whole story and a 'quatermass' feel to it in places.

Unfortunately the additional features have not been reviewed but based upon recent releases, these are likely to be interesting.

This is definitely one to add to your Dr Who DVD collection, and it you don't have a Jon Pertwee story in your collection, then this is certainly a strong one to go for!!


Sacrifice of the Widow (Forgotten Realms Novel: Lady Penitent)
Sacrifice of the Widow (Forgotten Realms Novel: Lady Penitent)
by Lisa Smedman
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £4.47

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a sacrifice to read but not a classic either, 3 Mar. 2007
This novel is set after the series 'Forgotten Realms: War of the Spider Queen'. I would therefore recommend that you read those books before embarking upon this novel.

The last part of that series was very good and this novel fails to continue the high standard which were generally maintained throughout that series. Part of the problem with this book is that you don't know who the main characters really are and as such I feel that you tend not to care about any of them.

It is not a bad book and worth reading if you enjoyed 'War of the Spider Queen' but be prepared for a disappointment if your expectations are very high.


Shadowbred (Twilight War)
Shadowbred (Twilight War)
by Paul S. Kemp
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book bred to be read, 18 Feb. 2007
This is a very addictive read and I would go as far as to say, in the top 10% of books set in the Forgotten Realms.

However to truly appreciate it I would strongly suggest that you read the Erevis Cale trilogy first. This is because it picks up where that trilogy finishes. Another trilogy Return of the Archwizards would help with your enjoyment.

If you are looking for your next book to read in the Forgotten Realms then this is it!!


Resurrection (War of Spider Queen)
Resurrection (War of Spider Queen)
by Paul Kemp
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Resurrection is a victory for this war!!, 8 Sept. 2005
Having read all of the others in the series, I was worried that this book would fail to deliver. With many trilogies, the story tends to disappoint in the last book. However you will not find failure with this one.
Resurrection is so good that you could read it without having read any other in the series and still quickly understand what is happening. It keeps you constantly guessing as to whether a resurrection will actually occur and which characters will be involved if it does.
The final pages have many twists in them and leave just a few of the original characters alive after much bloodshed. You wonder whether some of them will be seen again in the future?
If you enjoy books from the Forgotten Realms, then this is a worthy addition to your collection.


Mistress of the Night (Forgotten Realms)
Mistress of the Night (Forgotten Realms)
by Dave Gross
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Restoring some faith in the series, 26 Aug. 2005
This in another book in 'The Priests' series set in the Forgotten Realms.
Having read two of the other books in this series and being generally disappointed, my expectations for this book were not very high. However I was to be pleasantly surprised.
This is a stronger tale. Although the story is only over one book rather than a trilogy, it manages to be very enjoyable and does not come across as being rushed.
I also enjoyed the fact that the author allowed the potential for a sequel to occur and I sincerely hope that he does write one.
Definitely worth a read if you enjoy books set in the Forgotten Realms


The Emerald Sceptre (Scions of Arrabar)
The Emerald Sceptre (Scions of Arrabar)
by Thomas Reid
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A semi-precious gem in the series, 26 Aug. 2005
This is the third part in the 'Scions of Arrabar' series set in the Forgotten Realms.
With many trilogies there is a tendency to hurry through the events in the last book to provide a neat conclusion and to ensure no loose ends.
I was however pleasantly surprised that the story was not too rushed. Also it is nice to see that there is the potential for another few books in the series, since not everything was completely 'wrapped up'
Although not the strongest book in the trilogy, it is still an enjoyable read.


Hero's Justice (Ergoth Trilogy)
Hero's Justice (Ergoth Trilogy)
by Patricia J. Thompson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An injustice to the reader, 31 July 2005
Although the final part of a trilogy, the writer allows you to pick up the tale easily even if you haven't read the other two .
Unfortunately the cost of being provided with this benefit, is that the end becomes both rushed and ultimately very disappointing. In addition the author seems determined to ensure that no sequel will ever occur. I feel that the strength of the trilogy has been weakened with this book, which is a great pity.


Ruby Guardian (Scions Arrabar)
Ruby Guardian (Scions Arrabar)
by Lord Reid
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem of a tale, 31 July 2005
This is the second part of 'The Scions of Arrabar' trilogy and should be read after 'The Sapphire Crescent' to make sense to the reader.
I found this story to be generally well written and wonderfully addictive. The heroes from the first tale are drawn towards various forms of destruction by the combined machinations of their enemies, and you have to keep reading to see if any of them make it. It ends with a cliffhangar and I'm certainly looking forward to the final part of the trilogy.


Maiden of Pain (Forgotten Realms)
Maiden of Pain (Forgotten Realms)
by Kameron Franklin
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly a book which wasn't a pleasure, 31 July 2005
This is a rather disappointing book in 'The Priests' series. This story relates to a priestess of Loviatar from the 'Forgotten Realms' world. Unfortunately none of the characters in this book are very likeable and whether they lived or died became irrelevant to me.
The story was also unneccessarily slow at the beginning and then became very fast and unrealistic at the end. This book failed to achieve the status of 'you can't put down' for me.


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