After the top-notch THE TAINT, Richards' DEMONTAGE proves that the addition of Fitz as one of the Doctor's companions, has truly given the series a new lease of life. Not only that, but this tale of paintings coming to life and gambler's dodgy dealings aboard a space station, is wonderfully paced by Richards and exciting to boot. A real sense of adventure here, this is Doctor Who at it's most entertaining.
Fitz and the Doctor are particularly well-drawn and entertaining in this who-or-what-dunnit. Sam takes a back seat, but a host of memorable characters make this a very engaging book despite the rather unscientific premise. Good stuff.
When I red the blurb, I thought that the book would have too many plot threads and I would get confused. I was wrong. The plots worked well together and apart. The Doctor is brilliantly captured and Fitz is a welcome addition to the Tardis crew. Sam, although she has her moments, is quite dull. I think that Justin Richards has improved after Option Lock and thanks to this, the Burning and Time Zero, he is one of the EDA's best writers