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234. Kingdom of Lies

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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 3/4/18 3:09 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This has a wonderful farce premise of the Doctor and Nyssa pretending to be famous assassins for a medieval-style Duke while Tegan and Adric pretend to be the same assassins for the Duchess. It's great fun for the first half but eventually gets a little tiresome and runs out of steam by the time you get to the final episode. What's missing is any depth or real engagement between the regulars and the guest cast. It's entertaining and fun, but probably should have been half the length.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/22/18 10:52 pm
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This is the first Robert khan story I have listened to, and sadly I was underwhelmed.

The Doctor and companions arrive in a kingdom on the brink of war. There is nothing too special about the kingdom, other than a silly idea to separate it into two sides.

The main characters are very quick to pretend to be people they are not and while Nyssa's role is amazing fun, it is so far out of character as to not be believable.
In short, the Doctor and Nyssa, on an impromptu ruse, pose as assassins. Separated from them, Adric and Teegan decide to pose as assassins too. I doubt that any of them would do this normally, so for both pairs to come up with the same plan just feels wrong. On top of that, they don't seem to worry about the real assassin turning up or even notice when they do.

I struggle to recommend this one, although it does show the writer's potential and I will look for some more of his work.