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1.0 out of 5 stars Appearances can be deceptive, 30 Oct 2005
This review is from: Deceit (New Doctor Who Adventures) (Paperback)
In a mixed collection ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous this New Adventures novel has to rank down there with the latter. Do not be deceived by the intriguing cover artwork; this book stinks. Darvill-Evans has a history of writing fantasy gamebooks and this is evident here; when faced with the challenge of creating a coherent and cohesive narrative he is found wanting; badly.
Since departing the TARDIS with extreme animosity after the death of her lover Jan on the planet 'Heaven', caused in Ace's opinion by the actions of The Doctor, Ace has joined an elite fighting force in which she can utilise her considerable skill at handling explosives. The force's latest mission brings her back into contact with her ex-companions on the troubled planet 'Arcadia'.
Darvill-Evans has produced an inconsistent novel; part sci-fi encrusted nonsense, part thought-provoking nonsense and the former is in the ascendence. The problem really lies with the fact that 'Deceit' seems to have no purpose, our heroes meander through yet another mysterious set of circumstances and bicker along the way. That really is all there is to it.
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Deceit (New Doctor Who Adventures)
Deceit (New Doctor Who Adventures) by Peter Darvill-Evans (Paperback - 15 April 1993)
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