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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fifth Doctor/Sontarans Novel
This story sees the Fifth Doctor & Turlough caught up in a conflict with the Sontarans & the Rutans who have fought for century's against one another claiming the lives of billions & obliterating thousand of star systems, Now after a long & bloody war one side may actually gain the advantage.

The Doctor & companion Turlough seek solace on the planet Raghi a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Should have stayed 'missing'
Sadly I cannot concur with the previous reviewer of this novel. After eagerly anticipating a story that bridged two of the most memorable 5th Doctor television stories I was hugely disappointed. To be honest I have yet to discover a David A Macintee Doctor Who story that does stand up well - 'White Darkness' and 'Sanctuary' were two of the least...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Should have stayed 'missing', 26 Feb 2006
This review is from: Lords of the Storm (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
Sadly I cannot concur with the previous reviewer of this novel. After eagerly anticipating a story that bridged two of the most memorable 5th Doctor television stories I was hugely disappointed. To be honest I have yet to discover a David A Macintee Doctor Who story that does stand up well - 'White Darkness' and 'Sanctuary' were two of the least memorable 'New Adventures' stories of the series.
The main problem is that the plot is so boring. I have always found The Sontarans to be some of the best-realised adversaries the Doctor ever encountered; and I'm waiting eagerly for Russell Davies to resurrect them but they are not well-served here. Commander Loxx is a typical milataristic Sontaran and as usual The Rutans are their nemeses - the two races fighting a never-ending battle for supremacy; in this case The Sontarans are hiding on a British-colony type planet and using the locals as guinea-pigs in their search for a weapon that will exterminate The Rutans once and for all.
To be honest the most interesting character here is Turlough - freed from his one dimensional TV persona we see him playing the odds and sneaking around for all he's worth - if only the rest of the characters were as well-served.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fifth Doctor/Sontarans Novel, 12 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Lords of the Storm (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
This story sees the Fifth Doctor & Turlough caught up in a conflict with the Sontarans & the Rutans who have fought for century's against one another claiming the lives of billions & obliterating thousand of star systems, Now after a long & bloody war one side may actually gain the advantage.

The Doctor & companion Turlough seek solace on the planet Raghi a stable human colony with a strict caste system in place as Raghi is crucial to one side gaining victory over the other.

But the Doctor senses something isn't quite right on this colony as lower caste members are being struck down by a mysterious illness with people vanishing in there hundreds.

Could these two incidences be connected to strange objects that have been orbiting there sun?

Why is Raghi so important to the feuding Sontaran & Rutan empires? & what high price must the Galaxy pay to put an end to this long & bloody war.

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This is a great novel by David A. McIntee who has written this intruging Fifth Doctor vs Sontaran/Rutan adventure & included a interesting mystery of strange suspicious goings on at the human colony of Raghi.

This novel contains plenty of action & espionage with a great characterisation of Turlough who has been a difficult character to write for by some authors in the past but her McIntee got his finger on the pulse & has written the character well.

This is an excellent novel featuring the Sontarans/Rutans & at last we get to read & use our mind's in visualising whats going on between these two warring empires who's battle has yet to be shown in the tv series.

This at 272 pages is paced well as David A. McIntee has written the Fifth Doctor & Turlough brilliantly here adding a great adventure that features the Sontarans & Rutans who are written menacingly in this novel.

This is one of the best Missing Adventures novels to feature the Fifth Doctor & Turlough & is well worth a read for fan's of Doctor Who.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If only we could have WATCHED this book..., 18 Dec 1998
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This review is from: Lords of the Storm (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
Coming under the umbrella series of 'Missing Adventures' this original novel is set between the two televised Doctor Who stories - 'Resurrection of the Daleks' and 'Planet of Fire'. Featuring the fifth Doctor (played on screen by Peter Davison) and his companion Turlough, the book brings our temporal travellers facae to face with an old enemy... McIntee sets the scene marvellously, describing a planet and culture based on the social caste sytem of bygone India. As with the TV stories, the Doctor is gradually drawn into the plot, revolving around a mysterious illness afflicting inhabitants of the planet and an encounter between the Sontarans and Rutans. The action and descriptiveness evokes images of the TV series wonderfully well and you almost feel as if you have seen the story and not read it. 'Lords of the Storm' stands up well as an original novel in it's own right, but as part of the framework of Doctor Who, it exceeds all expectations.
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