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Sunday, June 15, 2014

REVIEW: Dr. Who: The Tales of Trenzalore

Title: Dr. Who: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand
Series: Dr Who (fan fiction)
Author: Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann and Paul Finch
Published Date: February 27, 2014
Publisher: BBC Digital
Format: ebook
Pages: 192
  • ASIN: B00HVAX874
Copy provided by:NetGalley
Genre: science fiction
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Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: 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 in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.
I found this collection of four short stories to be wonderful stories about the mysterious time that The Doctor was in the town of Christmas.
My favorite two of the four were the first two, Let It Snow and An Apple A Day. I found these two to really have the personality and quirkiness of speech that I love about Eleven. I found myself laughing out loud as I read these two stories, whereas I found the last two to be more serious and darker.
Overall, all four stories were extremely well-written (I'd be highly disappointed as a Whovian, if they were not well-written), and if you're a fellow Whovian, please find a copy of this book to delve more deeply into those mysterious age of time that Eleven was in Christmas.

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