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4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent Sixth Doctor & Cyberman Novel
This novel by Steve Lyons features the Sixth Doctor & Grant Markham whom the Doctor is taking back home to Agora.

The Tardis lands on the planet Agora were upon arrival the Doctor & Grant are devastated to find that the planet has been attacked by one of the Doctors oldest foes The Cybermen.

The Cybermen have set up a colony were they are using the...
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1.0 out of 5 stars One adventure that ought to have remained 'missing'
From the atrocious depictions of the Sixth Doctor and his latest travelling companion Grant Markham on the front of this novel, to the generic plot and tired concept; Steve Lyons' fourth original Doctor Who story is a real stinker. The characters are unengaging; The Cybermen dull clichés of themselves and the Timelord's new companion instantly forgettable...
Published on 27 July 2008 by Captain Pugwash


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4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent Sixth Doctor & Cyberman Novel, 16 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Killing Ground (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
This novel by Steve Lyons features the Sixth Doctor & Grant Markham whom the Doctor is taking back home to Agora.

The Tardis lands on the planet Agora were upon arrival the Doctor & Grant are devastated to find that the planet has been attacked by one of the Doctors oldest foes The Cybermen.

The Cybermen have set up a colony were they are using the planets inhabitants to be processed & converted into Cybermen to re-populate there Cybernetic army's.

Can the Doctor & Grant foil the Cybermens deadliest scheme or will they too be processed for Cyber conversion?.

Killing Ground is a excellent story by Steve Lyons whom writes a fast paced action adventure here adding mystery & some chilling written scenes to this story making it one of the best Sixth Doctor novels to date.

Lyons also has a knack on writing well for the Sixth Doctor & here makes him less arrogant & pompous & more intriguing & forthcoming.

Lyons also writes the Cybermen extremely well too as he brings back a genuine menace & threat to the Cybermen enhancing the plot & returns the cold emotionless fear back into the Cybermen characteristics.

A very well written adventure & a worthy edition to the missing novel range.

Author Steve Lyons has also wrote some exellent Doctor Who adventures for Big Finish including, Colditz, Time Works & Blood Of The,Daleks Parts 1 & 2 to name but a few.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Doctor Who Novel!, 24 Jun 2002
This review is from: Killing Ground (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
Superb action-orientated novel. Quickly paced, with an intelligent plot. Steve Lyons' interpretation of the Sixth Doctor is faultless, and his new companion Grant Markham is compelling and believable. The Cybermen are used well, as is the ArcHivist. The story is accessable to readers new to Doctor Who, while being enjoyable to long-term fans. One of the high points from Virgin's Missing Adventures series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good, well written story..., 24 Aug 2006
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This review is from: Killing Ground (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
There are what seem like hundreds of Doctor Who novels, most written during the hiatus between 1989 and 2004. I came by this one purely for the fact that it went a little more into the conversion process into a Cyberman, a rather different and subtle process to the recent "Alternative Earth" ones portayed in the recent TV episode "Age Of Steel"...

The adventure itself is very well put together and I found it captivating from the start. The Cybermen themselves come across rather better than the "Revenge" ones on which they're based, with a fair amount of menace in their actions. The sixth Doctor too is written well, making me wish that Colin Baker had been given a fairer stab at his TV incarnation all those years ago (he's superb in the audio adventures he's done). The ArcHivist is also well realised, experiencing the ultimate "conclusion" to her research...

Well worth reading, if like me you're a fan without the money or physical space to collect all "tie in" novels.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One adventure that ought to have remained 'missing', 27 July 2008
This review is from: Killing Ground (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) (Paperback)
From the atrocious depictions of the Sixth Doctor and his latest travelling companion Grant Markham on the front of this novel, to the generic plot and tired concept; Steve Lyons' fourth original Doctor Who story is a real stinker. The characters are unengaging; The Cybermen dull clichés of themselves and the Timelord's new companion instantly forgettable.
Having read all previous `Missing Adventures' from cover to cover (not always without some perseverance) this is the only one I just couldn't finish.
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