Monday, 4 August 2014

Review - Doctor Who: Engines of War (Doctor Who: New Series Adventure Specials, #4) by George Mann

Title: Doctor Who: Engines of War (Doctor Who: New Series Adventure Specials, #4)
Author: George Mann
Pages: 352
Publisher: BBC Digital
Release date: 31st July 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

"The death of billions is as nothing to us Doctor, if it helps defeat the Daleks."
The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox.

As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven't the Daleks simply killed the humans?

Searching for answers the Doctor meets 'Cinder', a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone.

An epic novel of the Great Time War featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt.

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*

3.5/5 stars

The Great Time War has affected hundreds of planets including Moldox home to Cinder a young woman who hunts Daleks. 
Her life is turned upside down when a blue box falls from the sky and she meets the Doctor. 
Can they stop the Daleks from winning the war?

I really enjoyed this. It was interesting to read about the War Doctor and to see what events led to him using the Moment. 
I liked Cinder and thought she was a good companion.

Overall this was a good, interesting read that I would definitely recommend for Doctor Who fans.