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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 11/17/17 10:23 am
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When I first watch this episode, I was aware than Gallifrey was returning in this episode (thanks to Facebook) but it didn't spoil the episode so much.

This is perhaps the best newho episode. The end twist is very unexpected and there's few characters so it was interesting to discover the Capaldi Doctor so deep.
The idea of an infinite castle is very good but I didn't think it was usefull to put Clara in the story. The directing is perhaps the best I've seen and there's something about the story that make me feel good.

Of course you need to see Face the Raven before, not to understand but for your own pleasure and because it can have a good effect on you when you see the final twist.
This is the best Capaldi and Newho episode and I think I can watch it again and again.
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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 11/17/17 10:17 am
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Perhaps I'm a bit weird but this is the last novel of the range and it is the first I've read in this collection.
I haven't read any of the others book of the collection but I've understand everything. There's many mention of previous novel and events who are in the others book.

The eight Doctor was good. Just good, nothing more than this. He wasn't so interesting but he was the Doctor. At last we know who was the first owner of the Tardis: Marnal. When the Doctor meet Marnal, it was a strange and powerful encounter. They're the last time lords (after the event of the war of heaven) and they feel it. And in the first scene of the Doctor and his companion, with have an epic situation that remind me of some recent episode of the TV version.

Fitz and Trix weren't very usefull to the story but it was good to find companions in this novel. That's all I can say about them. But I liked how Parkins develops their relation and their love for each others.
Marnal was the best character of the novel. He was nice and like the first Doctor, but more young.
The others characters and the Vores weren't so memorable but the story will not be so good without them.

And we have the 'supposed' parents of the Doctor Ulysse and the human Peneloppe. Even if it isn't say than they're the Doctor's family, we can feel than Parkins wanted us to think they were.

Well, to conclude, read this book, you need it if you're a Mc Gann fan, but don't do like me, read some of the others EDA before.
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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 11/17/17 10:07 am
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I haven't read the previous book (sanctuary) but I've read the author's note at the beginning of the history collection reprint. And it was a bit helpfull.
This is better than the TV version because:

John Smith is better when it's Mc coy's Doctor. Because seven is a very 'Unhuman character' he is to weird, to strange to be human and here, we can see the difference. When he become Smith, he isn't manipulative, he is different and we can see it. John Smith is very interesting and complex and his relation with Joan is depicted with a deep description. Of course we can't do this on TV and it's why I prefer the novel.

Tim and the others characters are good to, like I say the good stories are with the good characters. And there was a lot of characters. The boy of the college where interesting when they act against Tim, and Tim is better than the boy on TV. On TV we didn't see than the boys wheren't nice with Tim, and in this novel, they even kill him!
The aubertide wheren't so similar to the Family of blood, no they were a great family with a particular personnality each of them.

Before this novel, I have just listen The criminal code and I wasn't aware than Bernice was one of the best companion I've ever read! She is adventurous, courageous and she IS the Doctor's best friend. There is a depp relation beetween them than is more than friendship, but it isn't love.

This was my first virgin novel and I've loved it. I'm ready to read an other one and I hope the next will be like this one !
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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 11/16/17 6:07 pm
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So, this isn't the novel that change Dr who.
I was expecting something better than this. The story is good at the beginning, with the Doctor investigating a murder and a mysterious film, and when we are near the end it's a big bazard with giant projection, aliens who make you a star and demons.
Well, it isn't a second Doctor story who fit into his era. I wasn't expecting Polly to become a star like this, I was thinking she would play in a movie but...no, she become a star because of an alien power and it's very sad because Polly don't do something very memoerable during the whole story.
It was very easy to read for me, who's French. There wasn't any problem with the words it was simple english.
But I think John De Burg Miller isn't the writer of the century, he wrote a pseudo historical story with to much aliens thing and supernaturals effects.
I am not fan of this novel.

And this poor Tardis who didn't appeared at all. Not even a little mention, in this story THE TARDIS DO NOT EXIST. No, the Doctor drive a car, something I don't remember I've seen on TV (I can't remember everything) and Ben is a bit useless sometime.

I think the story would be better with a more recent team because, here, the story isn't like all the nd Doctor stories and it's very sad because I like the Patrick/Michael/Annake team.

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