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4.0 out of 5 stars A story of Ice and fire
Latest Doctor Who quick reads novel. Quick reads are a range of books designed to get those who don't read very often - or at all - to try to get into the habit. They're short self contained books that run for around one hundred pages. Have clear prose. And large print.

Most year's releases of quick reads have seen a Doctor Who story amongst them, and this is...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average.
Worth a read for 90p! Certainly not my favourite Doc Who book, but considering its limited length a decent story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A story of Ice and fire, 1 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift (Quick Reads 2013) (Paperback)
Latest Doctor Who quick reads novel. Quick reads are a range of books designed to get those who don't read very often - or at all - to try to get into the habit. They're short self contained books that run for around one hundred pages. Have clear prose. And large print.

Most year's releases of quick reads have seen a Doctor Who story amongst them, and this is the latest.

It features the Eleventh Doctor. Travelling on his own.

It runs for ninety nine pages and is divided into fourteen chapters.

The story sees the Doctor investigating when a businessman announces that he has the answer to the world energy crisis. A new source of energy called Fire-Ice. The Doctor travels amongst a party of visitors who go to a south pole refinery where it's being produced.

He finds that something is stalking the place. For a species that the Doctor has met before are nearby. And a battle for the future of the planet is about to commence.

As with the usual Silurian stories, this one has a lot of moral questions for the characters to consider. Nobody on either side of the conflict is necessarily in the wrong. But the choices they make might just be. And the Doctor is caught up in the middle of it, trying to find a solution that will please both sides.

This uses the medium of the printed word very well, because it includes a few creatures and some big set pieces that might be beyond the budget or the visuals of the tv show. These are done very well. There are some moments and appearances that will please Doctor Who fans.

As with many solo Doctor stories, he picks up a temporary companion for the duration of it. This is Lizzie, a girl who has her own reasons for being there. And who works well as a character because she allows the story to put all the moral issues across.

It's a short and easy read. It features Silurians. A perfectly characterised Eleventh Doctor. And it's a cheap purchase also. So it's well worth a look. Whether you read a lot. Or hardly ever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average., 6 Feb 2013
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Worth a read for 90p! Certainly not my favourite Doc Who book, but considering its limited length a decent story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Vaule for money, 31 May 2013
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For a 1 its a brillant buy and I was extremely happy to have brought it. I throughly enjoyed the story and the charcters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really easy read, well written and good story., 14 Mar 2014
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I'm a grown up but this would be really good for younger readers who love Dr Who and want to improve their reading ( or adults who want to improve literacy and love Science Fiction)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, 21 Feb 2014
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My rating is .........10 .I loved this book . In some parts it was quite boring but the rest was great
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read, 9 Jan 2014
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You're getting what you pay for really. It's a short story but is worth a read if you're into Doctor Who as much as i am... Not as good as "Magic of the Angels" however it's still worth a read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice., 28 Dec 2013
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Yes it is a Dr who book,but could be almost any other sifi with monsters. Still worth your time if you're missing the Dr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor who the silurian gift, 23 Oct 2013
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Found it really good could of had more about Amy and Rory which are the doctors companions that travel with him
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5.0 out of 5 stars RETURN OF THE SILURIANS., 30 Sep 2013
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The Silurians return to fight a power hungry business man and his mercenaries at the South Pole.Who wins well read it and see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who else, 14 May 2013
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Good book a pity it was so short as usual the doctor won the day but still a good read
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