Doctor Who: Wooden Heart (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #15)
The Castor, a vast starship, seemingly deserted and spinning slowly in the void of deep space. Martha and the Doctor explore the drifting tomb, and discover that they may not be alone after all...
Who survived the disaster that overcame the rest of the crew? What continues to power the vessel? And why has a stretch of wooded countryside suddenly appeared in the middle of t
The characters were for the most part two-dimensional. The characters do develop through out the book but not too much. You would only learn a thing or two about them - even for the main characters, the Doctor and Martha - nothing more. Disappointingly, Martha was ha ...more
I found this book to be incredibly mixed up. The idea of the deserted spaceship was intriguing enough, especially when it was revealed that it was a prison ship. When the forest suddenly appeared, it was ...more
And then progressively gets more & more boring, tosses in a massive needless stormy bit, has the Doctor & Martha just be filler and could the ending be any more "crap crap crap, wrote self into wall... quick! someone make up something!"
In this book you get to see how brave she really is, even when faced with the possibility of her own death just for defending the people in this place. And when you understand who they are, it is like, "Martha, you are crazy."
This book has evil monsters, gods, dragons and heroes, space stations, misty little towns. A bit from every good thing.
A decent story of the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones landing on an apparently deserted spaceship which suddenly acquires a woodland complete with frightened natives, disappearing children and 'orrible monsters. Lots of familiar elements (and a reference to Beowulf, though that is not taken too far) but with some extra energy in the mix. Good stuff.
This one is OK; bits of it were a bit predictable, but then this series often is. But I did stay up late in order to finish it, so clearly they were doing something right. The author did the Doctor's voice fairly well, I think.
Now, i do love Doctor Who but i wouldn't have ever bought a Doctor Who book...this only reinforced that idea.
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible. It just wan't particularly exciting and some of the dialogue was right cludgy.
There's still another one I got for Christmas to get through...hmmm
All in all the story was interesting, but seemed to lack somehow.
Had a good ending, though, of course.
Day's first published fiction was the novel The Menagerie in 1995, published by Virgin Publishing as part of their Doctor Who Missing Adventures series. Following the withdrawal of Virgin's licence ...more