Sunday, 16 March 2014

Review: Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore by Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann and Paul Finch

Title: Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor’s Last Stand (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures, #52)
Authors: Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann and Paul Finch
Pages: 192
Release date: 27th February 2014
Publisher: BBC Digital

Blurb from Goodreads:

As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction – the Doctor. For nine hundred years, he defended the planet, and the tiny town of Christmas, against the forces that would destroy it.
He never knew how long he could keep the peace. He never knew what creatures would emerge from the snowy night to threaten him next. He knew only that at the end he would die on Trenzalore.

Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it remains shrouded in mystery and darkness.

Until now.

This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid - and of the one man who was not.

(Tales of Trenzalore documents four of the Doctor’s adventures from different periods during the Siege of Trenzalore and the ensuing battle:

Let it Snow by Justin Richards

An Apple a Day by George Mann

Strangers in the Outland by Paul Finch

The Dreaming by Mark Morris).

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and Netgalley*

4/5 stars

Tales of Trenzalore includes four short stories of some of the many times that the Eleventh Doctor protected the town of Christmas from alien invaders during his 900 year stay on Trenzalore.

I enjoyed all four of these short stories - They were all unique tales that grabbed my attention.
I especially liked that Handles was mentioned in some of the stories.
My favourite was the first story - Let it Snow by Justin Richards.
This is a must read for all Doctor Who fans.