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Code of the Krillitanes
on 25 May 2010
The 5th in the series of 'Quick Reads' Doctor Who books, this is a short and pacy 100 page romp written for young or inexperienced readers.
With such a format it's ridiculous to exect anything too extraordinary, but even so 'Code of the Krillitanes' is perhaps a little too formulaic for its own good. Recent full-length BBC novel 'The Krillitane Storm' did at least attempt to do something new with the creatures, whilst this novel seems little more than a variation on the aliens' television debut 'School Reunion'.
Inevitably there are a few good laughs and thrills along the way, but its not quite up to the level of the best of the previous 'Quick Reads'. An entertaining way to kill an hour of your time perhaps, but nothing more.