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4.7 out of 5 stars

TOP 100 REVIEWERon 27 March 2015
The second novel in the New Adventures continues the story of the Timewyrm. The Doctor and Ace must try and track down the Timewyrm, and in doing so they find themselves in England in 1951. But it’s not the England that the Doctor was expecting; history has changed somewhere, and he must find out where and how.

The narrative moves from there to 1923, then to 1939, and then reaches its peak in 1940. The Doctor follows Nazi history, but he has more than just Hitler to worry about. Because one of his oldest foes is also manipulating history, and for reasons the Timewyrm could well appreciate.

This is a really good New Adventures novel. I’m aware that some find there are aspects of Nazi and German history that are slightly suspect in the novel, but I didn’t find anything that jarred my senses in the read. The Doctor and Ace are well portrayed in the novel, and Ace is well characterised as the Doctor’s companion. They both find themselves having to play major roles in the story as it progresses, and the mix of a foe other than Nazis, or the Timewyrm adds a really great layer to the story. Definitely well worth reading.
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on 13 June 2007
yes, the doctor and ace's relationship are far more believable and true to their style in this second timewyrm story. and the rest of the story is even better than timewyrm genysys. this book by doctor who veteran terrance dicks is very readable and very believable. a good and pretty accurate tale of what the nazis really must have been like. all the main four third reich leaders, hitler, geobbels, goering and himmler are all realistic and are at times disturbing. all the many different elements work well in this story, with history being mucked up by the war lords and the timewyrm too, and every character gets quite a good amount of stuff to do. another great tale from terrance, hes one of my fav doctor who story writers.
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on 24 December 2009
You can imagine Sylvester McCoy impersonating a Nazi, as the Doctor. His character, as laid out in the tv series, with his dominating and sometimes shrill voice; lends its self to how sly the doctor has to be to survive in Nazi occupied England.

I loved the parts where the Doctor meets Hitler!
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