|The Silent Stars Go By|
by Dan Abnett
Copyright 2011, 2013
If you're at all a fan of the series you know that in recent years every winter the BBC has aired a Christmas special featuring the Doctor and his companions on an intergalactic, super-sized, Christmas themed adventure. The Silent Stars Go By is a Christmas special but in the form of a book -- and it's a wonderful, fun, fast-paced book to boot! It's perfect to take with you in your beach bag or to just snuggle under the sheets with.
The Silent Stars Go By begins, as most things that the Doctor is a part of -- with a bang. We're not talking Big Bang 2 as in the conclusion of series 5 but nevertheless, it's certainly an adventure. With Rory and Amy at the helm of the TARDIS along with the Doctor you might expect some fussing and nattering on between the Ponds and this book certainly has that, lending to an authentic Doctor Who feel. If you loved the brave and loyal Rory or bossy Amy and are missing them since their departure mid-season last year, then this is certainly a book to read.
|The Silent Stars Go By |
on my shelf. :)
For those who are Whovians or for those yet to be introduced to the Doctor and his many companions, I recommend giving this book a try. With loads of action and witty dialogue The Silent Stars Go By is my favorite Doctor Who book to date. If you're like me you're counting down the days until the 50th anniversary episode in November and you're in need of a Doctor Who fix. Reruns of the show, this book, and I'm sure the others in the series; are just what the doctor ordered to tide us Whovians over until then.
The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They're trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It's almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?
~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*
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