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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Tiger (Past Doctor Adventures #66)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  88 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In interesting times, love can be a weakness, hatred an illusion, order chaos, and ten Tigers not enough. The TARDIS crew have seen many times. When they arrive in China in 1865, they find banditry, rebellion, and foreign oppression rife. Trying to maintain order are the British Empire and the Ten Tigers of Canton, the most respected martial arts masters in the world. Ther ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 3rd 2004 by Random House UK
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Andy Simmons
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent Dr Who novel. Unlike some, this book featured the characters as (I believe) they would have acted. This is so often an issue with the earlier Dr Who stories I've read where the authors don't appear to know the older black and white Hartnell are very well.

Mr McIntee certainly captured the feeling and flavour of 19th Century China and the plot is very good. I'm afraid that I can't comment on his inclusion of Chinese literary/historical characters as I'm not familiar with them at
Michael Battaglia
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a TARDIS crew is so well defined that it's enough for the author to simply dump them in a setting, set up a threat and add just enough period detail to keep it feeling authentic and let the cast run their paces on auto-pilot through said scenario. It's almost like watching a jazz band led by a crotchety old man who says "mm?" a lot. Even when you know the results are going to be comfortable and predictable, the principles involved are such old friends and their routines so beloved that ...more
Dec 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf, doctor-who
I thought it was weird to go back and read about the Seventh Doctor as a fan of Nine and Ten--but it's nothing compared to going back and reading about the First. In The Eleventh Tiger we have First Doctor, along with companions Ian, Barbara, and Vicki, showing up in 19th century China. Since the plot wasn't particularly noteworthy as Doctor Who plots go, the interest for me here was seeing One do his thing, and seeing what his Companions were like. Having just watched some First Doctor episodes ...more
David Layton
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
McIntee, like Bulis, is one of the reliable Doctor Who authors. His stories are well-paced, easy to read, and not terribly demanding. "The Eleventh Tiger" has all of these elements. Brilliant it is not. However, it does justice to the Doctor Who we remember. McIntee has written a story that could very well have been produced as a TV serial in 1964, with only a few things not doable at that time (these being the savage beating of Ian early in the book, and the love interest between Ian and Barbar ...more
May 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
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An odd mix of story elements resuls in a decent read, but an uneven one. Would have worked better as a straight historical adventure, as the sci-fi elements feel a bit tacked on, like they were added to pad the story out to novel length.

The case of mistaken identity as well as the idea of trying to blend Doctor Who and hong kong kung fu movies were entertaining to stand on their own and were a lot of fun.
The kung-fu duel featuring the elderly First Doctor is worth the price of the book alone.

Nicholas Whyte
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it

tale of Vicki, Ian and Barbara in China in the 1860s, encountering the Ten Tigers (of whom I had not previously heard, but a quick Google put me right) and an alien menace trying to take over Earth history through revenants and the terracotta soldiers. Lots of vivid imagery, and good imaginative backstory for Ian, Barbara and Vicki. Due to brain-deadness I missed the identity of the villain until the author put me right. But otherwise this is one of the
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was ok
A solid story, though it starts out a bit slow. It's also probably best appreciated by aficionados of Chinese martial arts and/or those familiar with Fei-Hung Wong. It took me about a third of the book to realize that some of the central characters were historical figures. It's too bad that Ian's paradox seemed less engaging than it should have been. Nonetheless, it's a fun romp that gets steadily more interesting as things move along. There are a lot of highlights, including and extra dollop of ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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"Doctor Who" does Kung-Fu...literally! A resplendent 19th century setting, the Hartnell Doctor kicking butt, the Ian/Barbara romance flowering...what more could you want from a 1st-Doctor-era novel? My only complaint is that the issue of the two Chestertons feels a bit dragged out...but that's a minor quibble.
Tim Dunn
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
So many Doctor Who books (and I have all the new ones)....a written review is unnecessary for them all.
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McIntee has written many spin-off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as one each based on Final Destination and Space: 1999. He has also written a non-fiction book on Star Trek: Voyager and one jointly on the Alien and Predator movie franchises. He has written several audio plays, and contributed to various magazines including Dreamwatch, SFX, Star Trek C ...more
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