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on 29 June 2014
Brilliant, just can't get enough of this author, the book is another great one just buy it and see it
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on 19 November 2015
Good book
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on 22 October 2014
well used but ok
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on 2 January 2016
Excellent, would recommend to others.
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on 22 February 2015
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Top Contributor: Doctor WhoTOP 1000 REVIEWERon 1 June 2016
This book relies on what is an intriguing and novel concept but is portrayed quite simplistically throughout. Although this provides an advantage of not bogging the plot down with quasi-scientific jargon it also means the situation lacks credulity.

It’s the idea of a planet where the ecosystem is supposed to be in such a harmonised balance that any alteration to it causes the planet to react with extreme measures to restore the equilibrium. It’s never made absolutely clear whether the world is supposed to be sentient in any way. It seems that rather than self-awareness it is more a reaction of nature. How any evolutionary processes or development can take place with such a static ecosystem that rejects any change is quite a mystery.

The storyline is very much based on the idea of explorers searching for a mythical paradise, which upon discovering they intend to exploit and thus stop it being the paradise they sought. The idea of the planet fighting back against its exploitation has similar connotations to ‘Planet of Evil’.

Although there are several good characters it seems much of their development has been curtailed at the expense of pushing the plot along at a pace to ramp up excitement. It is a shame that there isn’t more focus on the personal journeys of individuals. It is Professor Shurlough who, perhaps, suffers the most. She is clearly supposed to go through some form of personal revelation so that she is a changed person in some way by the book’s close. However, there is such a lack of attention bestowed upon her development that her almost turn-around doesn’t seem believable.

Likewise, Rez is in a similar situation, making his ultimate decision less heartfelt and meaningful than it could have been. There is also some sort of love story between two of the crew members but it is often so subtle and underplayed that its inclusion seems pointless.

The earlier stages of the book also suggest some type of unrequited love sub plot between Rez and Kaylen. This is further complicated by the arrival of Rose and her connections to Rez which starts to lead to a jealous love triangle type scenario. However, this also seems to be forgotten as the action progresses.

Overall it’s a reasonable story which requires a bit more attention and space to grow. It feels a bit too rushed to live up to its potential.
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on 20 October 2014
Laylora provides..and this place provided alot of problems for The Doctor and Rose..Laylora appears to be a paradise..but its not as simple as that..as they discover.The Witiku are prawling the planet..The Doctor and Rose meet other humans that arrive on Laylora..lead by A Professor and her right hand man Major Kendle..Together they discover something about the planet and The Witiku....This story was Excellent and fast paced and keeps you glued..The characters of The Professor and Rez are brilliant..Rose shows her fighting spirit and The Doctor shows all his cleaverness...The all round plot and story works very well and in the end you understand about Laylora and The Professor and Rez...In a word Excellent..Doctor Who fans will love this novel.
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on 15 April 2013
Laylora, the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters?

What secret lies at the heart of the natives ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out.

Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.
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on 7 October 2009
This is a fairly good book, with plenty of action, locations that are quite simple and easy to visualise, a limited group of characters making it easier to follow the action, and an intriguing mystery that only gets explained fully at the end. I felt a bit let down by the basic premise, that a planet has sentience. It became an accepted premise that led to the action, but was never really explained, but if you suspend your imagination about that, it was a good adventure.
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on 14 September 2007
The perfect gift for a Dr Who addict. Aimed at the 9 - 11 year age group, although it can be enjoyed by anyone. The books are slightly different to the TV program, being much more mystery, who-done-it rather than, being in imposible situations and escaping.

The Price Of Paradise finds the Dr and Rose on the perfect planet, after following an S.O.S from a crashing spaceship. Full of edge of your seat suspence, this book will leave you guessing right up to the last page. A good present for an 9-12 year old for a birthday or Christmas.
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