The Nameless City
Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.
When Jamie McCrimmon brings the Second Doctor a mysterious book, little does he realise the danger contained within its pages. The book transports the TARDIS to a terri
Everything! No, really, this short story is really good. I enjoyed it a lot and I had the time of my life reading it.
New villains: The Archons. I don't know if it will be a rule for this short story series to introduce new villains on each ...more
What do we get for the Second Doctor? A fun little romp on Earth and then an alien world. Yes it may have tried a little too hard to connect to Gallifreyan mythology and the addition of a character before thier time was a bit grating, but this little bit of fluff looks like a diamond compared to "A Big Hand For the Doctor".
The aspec ...more
A review I read elsewhere of the previous story (‘A Big Hand for the Doctor’) offered the fair criticism that it was trying turn the first Doctor into The Terminator. It just didn’t feel very Hartnell. This month’s story is also a literary ...more
It's obvious that Scott knows the Second Doctor's character well, and his companion Jamie, and the era; there was no attempt to "reimagine" it all here in order to make it more palatable for the younger/newer readers - it was just a straightforward, fun adventure with a bit of horror.
Nothing too deep or ...more
I haven't watched any of the episodes of the Second Doctor, so I didn't know what to expect but I really liked him.
As I have no knowledge of this Doctor I cannot say if book!Doctor was true to TV!Doctor but I thought Scott's narration was very engaging and he included several phrases that I'm sure must have been typical of this Doctor.
Speaking of Scott, I really appreciate how he wrote the different scenes as if it was an episode of the show. We follow what the Doctor and Jamie are doi ...more
While Book 1 drew on 'Peter Pan', here it is H.P. Lovecraft's mythos that is featured though still pitched in a way that isn't too disturbing for younger readers (the series if produced by Puffin afte ...more
Things are looking up...
In the story, a disguised Master manipulates Jaime into taki ...more
It's a great adventure which feels very much like it belongs in the Second Doctor era. Jamie is characterised well, and Scott uses the medium to share some of his thoughts and they feel right. The moment the Second Doctor arrives it fee ...more
Whilst on this errand Jamie comes across a man who appears to being mugged by a thug, and who hands him a book as thanks for helping him. Jamie takes the book back to the TARDIS and all hell breaks loose, almost literally.
This is a much better story than the first Doctor st ...more
Jamie once again gets them into trouble, but only because of his big heart and Highlander sense of honour. The underplayed appearance of Thascalos (Google it if you're not quite sure... ) is a great foreshadowing of things to come. The story could never have been realised on restricted 60s technology and budgets, but the tone is spot ...more
This short story was written really well. I really enjoyed this installment for the series and I was glad that the first installment was just an outlier (I hope). While I' ...more
Tive que pesquisar um pouco sobre o segundo Doutor, pois sabia muito pouco sobre ele, e praticamente tudo o que encontrei vi retratado neste conto. Diferenças de personalidade em relação ao primeiro Doutor, um dos companheiros e até sua flauta estão aqui presentes. Embora inferior ao primeiro conto, o autor utiliza algumas marcas encontradas no anterior e que também funcionam bem, que é relacionar o Doutor com alguma outra literatura clássica, neste caso, ...more
This is the second story in my compillation/anthology/whatever you wanna call it, and it's exceedingly better than the first. But, you know, I still didn't think it was "perfect" or anything :P
This story is long enough for a short one (it's way longer than Eoin Colfer's, for sure), and this time WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PLOT!!!!
Jamie (the 2nd Doctor's companion) was just walking down the street, minding his own business (actually, on an errand for The Doctor) when he sees a robbery hap ...more
Enchanting opening that leads to a dark encounter with a ghastly sinister monster. ****
“'Take care, Jamie McCrimmon,' he called. 'Enjoy your book.' And then he rounded the corner and vanished.”
Referring to the Tardis: “The Doctor had once told him that these ships were not made but grown, and were actually sentient in their own way.”
“'Money is not a problem. There's plenty upstairs in one of the b ...more
So anyway, the story is a lot more entertaining as it has a clear beginning, middle and end. It in ...more
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