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My least favourite so far
on 28 June 2009
I love the Doctor Who Novels, and when I heard about this one I was really excited. We were going to get to hear about the Year That Never Was, learn about Martha's struggles, maybe a few refrences to the Doctor and Jack on the Vailiant and view the Masters insanity and genius.
But we never really see the Master. I agree with a previous reviewer, after the tantalising mention of the islands of Japan burning in the show the logical assumption is that in the book the Master is behind the tradgedy. But no. It's just some aliens.
The idea itself, of linking Martha's travels together with her stories is fantastic in my opinion, as that is after all how she beat the Master. But the stories are just a bit... 'meh' I found them to be a bit confusing, and a bit pointless really. Which is a real shame, because I really wanted this book to be brilliant.