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Doctor Who by Simon Spurrier
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This book continues the story begun in Volume 4 which finds the Doctor trying to clear himself for a crime committed during the Time War where his memory is vague and the whole thing is timelocked. Joined by his companion Alice, as well as Absalom Daak, River Song, and the mysterious Squire (an alleged companion from the Time War), the Doctor seeks to unravel this mystery.

The book once again features several solid mysteries with some mind-blowing Time Lord stuff that you couldn't portray on TV. There are some problematic elements. There's some frontmatter dedicated to a character profile of Daak which I'm not sure how it works. River Song is pretty quickly sidelined, and the Doctor spends much of the book being mean to Alice. Though, there's later an explanation for this.

The book's ending certainly doesn't wrap things up but it does make Volume 6 a must-read. Despite it's problems, this is a truly awesome ride and I'm looking forward to reading how it wraps up.
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