Reviewed By: jb_masta
Review Date: 10/18/12 6:56 am
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After the continuity heavy seventh doctor trilogy, The Burning Price is a breath of fresh air.
Placed after the TV story Arc Of Infinity, and between the audios Omega and The Elite, the Fifth Doctor lands on a spaceship instead of the Amsterdam hostel where he planned to meet Nyssa an Tegan. On his own, he gets accused of spying and sabotage. Nevertheless, he still get involved in a rescue mission for princess Aliona (Kirsty Besterman) on the planet Sharnax, home to the fierce Igris.
The princess' ship crashed on the way to meet prince Kylo (the titular burning prince), who she is to wed in order to bring peace the the Drashani empire.
A range of characters, awkward situations and a mystery to solve, you can't go wrong with The Burning Prince.
A great story, if only for its change of pace from recent releases. The story is picked up in the forthcoming sixth doctor release the Acheron Pulse, and wrapped up in The Shadow Heart with the seventh doctor. If You want to check the first episode out, go to the catalogue of big finish podcasts (www.bigfinish.com).