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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 1/28/18 10:48 am
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This is one of the classic of Virgin. A perfect story (or almost perfect). Everything is good, there's all the Virgin elements: violence, plot, developped characters... Read this.

The Doctor is exactly the first. I recognised him immediatly in this book with all his manners and his 'hmmm'. The cover show him in an epic position and in this book: he is epic. I wasn't expecting this when I was reading the first page. And he didn't stop to be epic until the end. This novel even told us why he has only one herat in The edge of destruction.

Dodo is better than I've expected. She do everything a good companion need to do (have sex with the locals don't count). There isn't Steven so she can at last live and do all the interesting things. She take care of the Doctor and make some friend in this strange world. If you think she is an innocent child with a pure mind then... be ready because here you can see what's in Dodo's mind !

The plot is one of the best: A parallel French Revolution that go wrong with a mad leader and stranges peoples.

Every character is memorable: From the actors to the citizen Minski. There's only the two English spies I didn't liked. All the suporting cast was dark and creepy. Nothing is what it is and this novel was clearly excellent.

I've heard that the other Virgin book of O'Mahony isn't a success but this one is clearly.