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This isn't quite the last First Doctor novel for me to read, in that I started (but could not bear to finish) The Plotters a couple of years back. But until the BBC decides to licence another First Doctor story, it is the last one whose covers I have cracked; a tale of Vicki, Ian and Barbara in China in the 1860s, encountering the Ten Tigers (of whom I had not previously heard, but a quick Google put me right) and an alien menace trying to take over Earth history through revenants and the terracotta soldiers. Lots of vivid imagery, and good imaginative backstory for Ian, Barbara and Vicki. I must just register a slight note of dissatisfaction that the baddie wasn't obviously tied to Who continuity despite the clues (unless he actually was, and I missed the point). But otherwise this is one of the best First Doctor novels. Unfortunately I think I must now have another go at The Plotters for the sake of completism.

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lonemagpie
Feb. 16th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
*cough*Mandragora Helix*cough*
nwhyte
Feb. 17th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
D'oh! I can only blame my streaming cold and partial jetlag.
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