ARRAY(0xadec0798)
 
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beol and the dragon, 30 Aug 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who: The King's Dragon (Hardcover)
An original Doctor Who novel, telling an all new story not seen on the tv show. Featuring the 11th Doctor, Amy and Rory. Set some unspecified time in between the sixth and eighth episodes of the show's most recent season.

It runs for two hundred and forty four pages of quite large print and is divided into thirteen chapters.

It's suitable for readers of all ages and the characterisation of the three characters is spot on, giving you no problems imagining the actors saying the dialogue.

The story sees the TARDIS arrive on a world with a pre-industrial society and the Doctor and friends visit the beautiful main city there. Only to find that all is not as it should be. The elected leader has lost their place to a King who got the position after allegedly slaying a Dragon. The city is rich in gold. Which isn't usually found there.

The lure of precious metal and threats from above mean a long and memorable night lies ahead for the time travellers...

It is rather nice to have a pre-industrial society in the story, as it's not something the books in this range have tried before. So makes this nicely different from the off. Whilst feeling at first a little like something out of the quick read range of Doctor who books this then does manage to get going quite nicely, by virtue of the fact that it's strongly character based. There are three main supporting characters, all of whom manage to be strong characters in their own rights and the plot then develops as a result of their actions.

With a few good twists and turns after that the story does keep moving and developing and manages to keep the reader nicely involved to the end. An above average entry in the range and well worth a look.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.9 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (4)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
6.99 5.03
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Paul Tapner
(VINE VOICE)    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (REAL NAME)   

Location: poole dorset england

Top Reviewer Ranking: 271