Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Dry Pilgrimage, by Paul Leonard and Nick Walters

Next in sequence of the Virgin Bernice Summerfield novels, this time featuring a voyage by sea with an alien species whose life cycle and religious beliefs are worked out in interesting detail, of course largely driving the plot. I thought this was an above average book in this series, with convincing characters among both the humans and non-humans and a compassionate take on the conflict between them.

I am struck, though, that the standard mode of a Bernice Sumemrfield novel seems to involve her being sent on mission rather than staying at home. My memory of the audios is that a lot more of them have her dealing with problems at home base. (Though of course she has been on mission for the last few of those as well.)

Next up: Jim Mortimore's Sword of Forever.
Tags: bookblog 2016, doctor who, doctor who: companions: benny, writer: nick walters, writer: paul leonard

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