Theatre of War

"Theatre of War" is an interesting book, focusing on an archaeological dig by a race that places a high value on the dramatic art. There is nothing wrong with this book, but I would be hard-pressed to say what excited me about it. A good, solid book, it is worth your time, and does include some interesting moments with Braxiatel, which raise some interesting questions about "just who is the Doctor?"

Recommended.
Companions: Benny and Ace.

Other books by Justin Richards:

System Shock
The Sands of Time
Dragon's Wrath [Benny NA]

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System Shock

System Shock was an enjoyable book. It fits into my favorite era of Doctor Who: the time of the fourth Doctor, and so I was expecting big things. The plot was interesting, and moved fairly well, but I felt something was missing. The corporate nature of the alien plot lend itself to some social commentary on the nature of corporations, and the author included some...but it fell flat with me for some reason I cannot quite define. Read it and see what you think.

Mild recommendation.
4th Doctor, with Sarah Jane and Harry.

Other books by Justin Richards:

Theatre of War
The Sands of Time
Dragon's Wrath [Benny NA]

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The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time is a wonderful book, and I had trouble putting it down at times while reading it. The book is a stand-alone 'sequel', based on the TV series episode "Pyramids of Mars." Drawing on the previously recorded history of the Osirans as backround, the author spins an excellent, well-paced story around the wife of Sutekh. The story takes place in quite a few different timezones, but the jumps between them were well done and did not confuse me. If you enjoyed "Pyramids of Mars," don't miss this one. The story even included one of my favorite 'special moments' about Doctor Who...the discovery of a 'one of' character that you wish would become a companion.

Very highly recommended.
5th Doctor, with Tegan and Nyssa.

Other books by Justin Richards:

Theatre of War
System Shock
Dragon's Wrath [Benny NA]

Back to the MA rankings page.