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Preview — Doctor Who by Justin Richards
Doctor Who: Dreams of Empire (Past Doctor Adventures #14)
Who is the man in the mask, and how are his chess games affecting life and death in his prison? What is the secret of the knights in armor that line the bleak walls of the settlement. And what is the nature of the alien ship approa...more
This book was fantastic! I loved every minute of reading it! Not only was it a great book for Doctor Who fans, but just in general I found the story very engaging and interesting. The writing was direct and clear, and easy to follow.
"It's always best to argue from a position of knowledge."
Despite being somewhat of a newbie to the Doctor Who f ...more
This is quite achievement, as the author points out in his introduction, because Troughton’s Doctor’s deeper side was portrayed through his expressive face much more than in novel friendly dialogue.
However the book also succeeds in being equally successful in replicating two the TV show’s most common plot flaw ...more
The main problem is that the story starts off dull. The characters at the beginning come across as flat and boring and they don't start go get interesting or likeable until halfway through the book. You find yourself longing for the Doctor to hurry up and appear. So much th ...more
"Dreams of Empire" by Justin Richards follows the second Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Victoria, to a prison in space where a very powerful man is being held prisoner. This man holds sway of an entire empire. His enemies want him dead. His friends want him to lead the Empire. Someone has been mysteriously murdered in the prison, and it's up to the Doctor to discover who is friend and who is traitor.
This b ...more
The writing is great, it captures the Second Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria. For the other characters, they are fleshed out that makes you understand how they feel and act.
For the p ...more
The Haddron Republic has just ended a mighty civil war. One of their leaders, Kesar, took it upon himself to make the Republic an Empire. His Empire. Though his dreams were destroyed by his childhood friend Trayx. They fought a mighty war and in the end Trayx was victorious. Kesar was sentenced to imprisoned exile among the stars. Kesar and his remaining loyal followers would live on ...more
Yes it is classic. Even more so, because it did not have the benefits of great special effects and wo ...more
The Second Doctor finds himself in that oh so familiar siege situation again but this time the writer manages to pull it off with admirable flare. The Tardis crew are brilliantly brought back to us in a book that is easily the best yet from this era of the show. It just has a rightness to it that makes it a pleasure to read. It's an exciting actioner that manages not to leave its brains at the door. I ...more
This is more like it - epic Richards rather than formula Richards, with the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria turning up in the middle of an intricate conspiracy involving imperial politics which are reminiscent of the rise of Julius Caesar, though very different in the detail. Some excellent plot twists and turns, some of which I think I saw coming and some of which blindsided me. The characterisation of the Doctor is a little off-key but I've read much w ...more
I love it when stories are told through both the actual and the metaphorical.
And oh boy did this book capture The Doctor's second incarnation really well! I heard Patrick Troughton's voice reading this. Also did a good job with Jamie and Victoria.