Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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July Books 23) Coldheart, by Trevor Baxendale

If you can swallow the completely implausible geological setup for this story - a desert planet with an ice core (or at least a permafrost mantle) - it's rather a good tale of the politics of a citadel society under stress, as the monsters arise both from the icy depths and from the elders' own children; it's rather effective as a body-horror story in its own right, and there are some excellent character moments for Fitz (one of the greatest of Who companions), the Doctor and even Compassion. But I can't quite forgive the geology.
Tags: bookblog 2012, doctor who, doctor who: 08, writer: trevor baxendale
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