- Hardcover: 244 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books; First Edition edition (6 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846072700
- ISBN-13: 978-1846072703
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.1 x 18.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 535,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Doctor Who - Forever Autumn (New Series Adventure 16) Hardcover – 6 Sep 2007
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"enjoyable romp...Morris' prose is as light on its feet as David Tennant himself, the Tenth Doctor's infectious energy driving the story forward with whip-smart dialogue and kinetic plotting. Great fun" (SFX Magazine)
It's no ordinary Halloween in Blackwood Falls – a chilling time travel adventure from the bestselling Doctor Who fiction seriesSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
This book is basically the sort of thing you would expect if Doctor Who were to do a Halloween special. It could easily have deteriorated into something fairly tacky but, fortunately, the author has done a pretty good job with the usual Halloween material. All the general clichés you might expect from a Halloween romp are present. The aliens bear more than a passing resemblance to jack-o-lanterns, there’s the stereotypical evil clown, a dense mist, bodily possession and various attacks by bats, cats and skeletons. On top of this there is group of teenagers exploring the mysterious happenings; fortunately without being irritating.
Everything has a science fiction vent though even though the novel plays plenty of homage to the horror genre. The Necris, for example, is clearly inspired from the Necronomicon concept of Lovecraft. Although there is a science fiction reason for its existence and power.
However, even though the Doctor keeps referring to the Hervoken’s magic as science that we don’t comprehend it is a bit of a stretch. They do seem to be exhibiting powers with all the hallmarks associated with ‘black magic’ rather than utilising technology.
The assumption is that their technology is something similar to the semi-mystical ‘science’ of the Carrionites (although there is a certain level of similarity with the organic like technology of the Zygons).Read more ›
The Doctor and Martha soon discover that something long-dormant has awoken in the town, and this will be no ordinary Halloween. What is the secret of the ancient chestnut tree and the mysterious book discovered tangled in its roots? What rises from the local churchyard in the dead of night, sealing up the lips of the only witness? And why are the harmless trappings of Halloween suddenly taking on a creepy new life of their own?
As nightmarish creatures prowl the streets, the Doctor and Martha must battle to prevent both the townspeople and themselves from suffering a grisly fate...
Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.
The story of this one involves the doctor and martha visiting a small town in america at halloween time. Just as the discovery of a strange old book sparks a series of bizarre and scary happenings. There's something strange happening in the town. Aided by some local teenagers and an eccentric old woman the tardis crew have to find out what, or the whole planet Earth will be in danger...
This one does get going right from the off, thanks to a long prologue in which neither the doctor or martha appear, and then it keeps things moving along nicely afterwards with some very good set pieces. But the ultimate explanation for what's going on here isn't anything desperately new or excitingly original. So as a doctor who story it's nothing exceptional, but as a scary story for halloween it's not bad. Although some of the set pieces and one rather gruesome moment may not be entirely suitable for some younger readers.
A decent entry in this range of books, but not quite a standout
And it all starts from a book which they find under a tree whats happens you will have to get the book and read it!
Rick Pirelli and his best friends Thad and Scott love Halloween. Before they head off to pick up their costumes, they notice an eerie green glow coming from the base of a tree in Rick's backyard. The tree, with bark as black as pitch, gave the town of Blackwood Falls its name. The boys unearth an ancient book filled with strange symbols, and unwittingly set into motion a chain of events that will endanger the entire town.
The Doctor and Martha arrive just as an ominous green mist descends upon Blackwood Falls. The mist seems to be coming from the exact spot where the boys found the strange book. The unnatural fog soon has people in the town feeling uneasy, and the Doctor notes that it seems to be feeding off people's deepest fears. When monstrous creatures called Hervoken begin attacking residents of Blackwood Falls, the Doctor and Martha are the town's only hope. Can they stop the growing threat before it's too late?
This is one of my favorite Doctor Who novels. Mark Morris did an excellent job in capturing the spirit of the television show while still making the story his own. The Doctor and Martha are portrayed very well, and there are a lot of fun references to past adventures. Forever Autumn is a great Halloween read for any Doctor Who fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Will Thorp gets David Tenants voice to a 'T'.
Great story too.
Excellent condition, I am really happy with it and can't wait to read.Published 22 months ago by lyrablaze28
This book was a very interesting book. It was a very good read and I loved it!Published 23 months ago by RSMMUIA!!!!!!
Interesting, funny moments and just a good story. Definitely recommend for anyone who loves listening to Dr Who whilst doing the washing up!Published on 29 May 2014 by Julie Taylor
In the New England small town of Blackwood Falls the Doctor and Martha emerge out of an eerie mist, a strange book has been dug up from among the roots of an creepy black skeletal... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2011 by Jo Bennie