Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels (Doctor Who: Quick Reads #6)
'No one from this time will ever see that girl again...'
The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That's when things start to go wrong.
The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star's amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy's glamorous assistant di
Somewhere in the mix, 'Magic of the Angels' tells a self-contained tale with all the necessary elements, ...more
The characters are spot on, though; I could hear them in my head and enjoyed myself immensely.
This one will surely stay on my Kindle for a long time.
(Definite re-read, but the previous of the series first. Initial memories: decent DW story with good writing. No idea on plot.)
One area in which it does stand apart from the other Moffat-era books, however, is that this story actually acknowledges the canon of the previous ...more
It's a task author Jacqueline Rayner manages to pull off, more often than not, in the short space of this pleasant novella. Although not quite groundbreaking nor forging new ground, Magic of the Angels is an enjoyable enough read, even though the prose at times see ...more
There were nice references to each characters past; each sticking to a regimented box of what that character is. Personally, I found that the most difficult with Amy. It felt more like the author had picked a bunch of common sayings and then interjected them randomly into the prose. There is being fa ...more
This one ticks all the expected boxes - the then current TARDIS crew (Smith and the Ponds), a popular monster and a present day Earth setting. The gang visits a theatre and sees a magic show, the climax of which is a young girl vanishing at the hands of a Weeping A ...more
It's short. It not a full novel. It's like reading an hour-long episode. And it assumes you know who the people are (Doctor, Amy Ponds, etc). It even assumes you know who the bad guys are. In fact, there are pretty much gratuitous references to past adventures they've had without any explanation at all. Again, if you know ...more
It did not. It was far too short and that lead to it being rushed and poorly written. The author was too focused on being witty and filling her book with references fr ...more
Complicated I know but in keeping with how they have been presented in the TV series. It is this playing with the concept of time that makes this story work a bit better for me and the concept of what is a ...more
I love the concept of the Weeping Angels, especially the original concept of them sending you back in time and feeding on your time energy, and this story features that set-up.
Girls are going missing in London. After the TARDIS team are thrown out of various places, they come across a theatre show starring a magician called Sammy Star who is using a familiar-looking statue as one o ...more
It's not amazing but it's a decent short read. There was a clever idea for what happened to the angel in the end though that put in a smile on my face and mentions of the Doct ...more
This book was the first doctor who book I've ever read, and I'm glad I picked this one. I enjoyed this book so much, I made sure to get more of them, for, I am a major whovian. the only thing I didn't like about this book was that it was a bit short, but that's not an excuse for not liking the book, and anyway, it was a quick-read. it was funny and I could tell the author knew what they were writing and that they definitely have watched doctor who. if an 11 year-old gi ...more
Upside is I recently managed to buy a Dr Who book by Stephen Baxter and I look forward to delving into that soon.
The villain of the story is weak and I still don't get how he came about a Weeping Angel without being transported himself.
Love the Trio's interaction in the beginning of the story and the inevitable assignments everyone had. It felt true.
I just wanted more from the story and was left wanting.
Still..it was fun reading a Doctor adventure (rather than seeing it on TV).
Definitely interested in reading some more.
Her first professional writing credit came when she adapted Paul Cornell's Virgin New Adventure novel Oh No It Isn't! for the audio format, the first release by Big Finish. (The novel featured the character of Bernice S ...more