Just War

I really enjoyed this book. It is a period piece, set during World War Two, and revolves around the efforts of the Doctor and his Companions to clean up a disruption to the timeline caused by a previous visit to Earth by the Doctor. The book is well written and enjoyable, and includes some interesting moment of characterization, some under very difficult conditions. Fans of Benny will not want to miss this one.

Recommended.
Contains more than the average amount of Benny abuse.
Companions: Benny, Roz and Chris.

Other books by Lance Parkin:

Cold Fusion
The Dying Days

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Cold Fusion

Cold Fusion is a wonderful book, involving an interesting story with a sub-plot that is sure to keep Doctor Who fans discussing it for many years. This novel has a very interesting structure, including extensive use of "cliff-hanger" endings for chapters. Another interesting point about the book is that the five companions involved in the story have a larger role than usual, and all five get their moments to shine. The book is very well written, although, in the end, the cliff-hanger thing seemed a bit over-done. A great read, and an easy book to see as a television serial. This book is an excellent addition to the "Missing Adventures" series.

Highly Recommended.
A mostly 5th Doctor adventure, with a significant part for the 7th Doctor
Companions: Nyssa, Tegan and Adric. Roz and Chris.

Other books by Lance Parkin:

Just War
The Dying Days

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The Dying Days

The Dying Days is an excellent book. It is the 61st and last book to feature Doctor Who in the Virgin Publishing's "New Adventures" series, and the only one to feature the eighth Doctor. Another great book from Lance Parkin, it contains some interesting character moments for Benny and the Brigadier, as well as our first chance to view the eighth Doctor's character in print(outside of the novelization of the movie script). The author does a good job with the new Doctor, and if the characterization started here carries over to the BBC books, he will be an interesting person to see develop. Benny's departure scene is a precious moment for me...I'm glad it didn't get too maudlin, and it sets the tone as it should: looking forward to the future instead of dwelling on the lost past.

Highly Recommended.
Eighth Doctor, with Benny and the Brigadier.

Other books by Lance Parkin:

Just War
Cold Fusion

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