I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore by Justin RichardsMark MorrisGeorge MannPaul Finch
Published by Random House on February 27th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, General
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.
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 RichardsAn Apple a Day – by George MannStrangers in the Outland – by Paul FinchThe Dreaming – by Mark Morris)
Let it Snow – by Justin Richards
Tells us about the doctor saving the town from the ice warriors. I liked the way the story progressed but it was a tad predictable….that being said I love that it stayed true to the doctor and everything that the doctor said I readZ with Matt smiths voice and mannerisms
An Apple a Day – by George Mann
We see the Krynoids attempt at winning trenzalor,they are a species I can’t say I remember but since they were first introduced with doctor number 4 and his companion Sarah Jane I might have seen it when I was little:), the doctor is a bit older and some how he’s missing a leg…we get to see him and a boy figure out what’s going on and how to fix it. If the Krynoid will eat all the fauna on the planet
Strangers in the Outland – by Paul Finch
A little girl shows up in Christmas she’s recognized by the towns folk but no one bows were her dad is. The doctor and a bunch of men go out to find him and whatever scared her, even though she said they looked like the doctor.
We find that a group of autons has some landed and they’re on a mission to get the doctor
The Dreaming – by Mark Morris
The Mara start invading the the people of christmas’ dreams.
Now friends and loved ones are doing things like going out into the forest and digging up a skeleton or trying to hurt the doctor. In order to stop the people from getting hurt or in the way the doctor puts them to sleep and keeps them asleep and sets out to destroy the Mara before it can invade
Over all I did like this book I just wish we could have seen more relationships between the doctor and the towns folk…I think an apple a day was my favorite story