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5.0 out of 5 stars A change is a as good as a rest, 22 Sep 2007
This review is from: State of Change (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
Having read a number of the Missing Adventures series I think this is the best by far. This is mainly because it is so true to the original series and doesn't try to be too complex, thus avoiding the trap of becoming too bogged down in jargon or 'Who lore'. The only slightly jarring aspect is that The Sixth Doctor is not nearly as brash and abrasive as his TV counterpart - he is unfailingly 'nice' throughout the novel and this doesn't quite ring true if you've seen Colin Baker's television portrayal.
The gist of the story is that The Doctor and Peri find themselves in Ancient Egypt circa 41BC witnessing Cleopatra's famous passage along the Nile. As they dematerialize, an alien presence hitches a ride and when they arrive in Ancient Rome they are appalled to discover electricity generation, airships, radio and other anachronistic discoveries...
Set between the TV stories 'Revelation of the Daleks' and 'Trial of a Time Lord', 'State of Change' is a fast-paced all-action adventure reminiscent of the best 70s and 80s TV stories. Chris Bulis draws likeable characters, exotic locations and well-thought-out dialogue and produces a cracking yarn; filled with gladiatorial encounters, manipulative rulers, bumbling tomb-robbers and to top it all, One of The Doctor's most understated enemies...what more could a reader ask for?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow Paced but Peri Shines, 26 Sep 2009
This review is from: State of Change (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
This story has a Interesting consept of a Parallel universe. Even though it is not it is sort of like a Fragmtn of one. First and formost Peri is a changed character in book form in TV form she is a bit bland. But she shines in this book. And the Rani is brillant one of my favourite who 80's villians. It also explains how she escaped from her supposed fate in The Mark of the Rani. The Only thing that is annoying is the book is very slow paced and it feels like you are going to be readuing it forever. And roman history is not my strong point I did npt even know they invaded Egypt until I read this book.
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State of Change (Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures) by Christopher Bulis (Paperback - 1 Dec 1994)
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