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  • Doctor Who
  • Una McCormack
  • English
  • 03 February 2020
  • 9781101905838

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FREE READ ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Una McCormack SUMMARY ¶ Doctor Who Una McCormack ñ 0 SUMMARY E Conrad are poised beyond the mountains to invade Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle So when a holy man the Doctor comes to Varuz from beyond the mountains Aurelian asks for his blessing in the war But all is not what it seems in Varuz The city guard have lasers for swords and the halls are lit by electric candlelight Aurelian’s beloved wife Guena and his. Definitely another favourite Doctor Who novelisation I thought Clara and 12 were portrayed so perfectly and that the historical elements were woven throughout the story so well


Doctor Who

FREE READ ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Una McCormack SUMMARY ¶ Doctor Who Una McCormack ñ 0 SUMMARY Most trusted knight Bernhardt seem to be plotting to overthrow their Duke and Clara finds herself drawn into their intrigue Will the Doctor stop Aurelian from going to war Will Clara’s involvement in the plot against the Duke be discovered Why is Conrad’s ambassador so nervous And who are the ancient and weary knights who arrive in Varuz claiming to be on a uest for the Holy Grai. My beginning thoughts on this book weren t great Royal Blood was my first Doctor Who book I was trying to keep myself busy while waiting for the season premiere this weekend I felt like the characters were a little off Clara and Twelve didn t really fit their characters on the show I didn t like how it switched between characters either It would take me a few sentences to realize it changed the point of views I also thought the story was incomplete and that it could have gone much deeper I didn t feel connected to any of the characters The Doctor was barely in the story which was also a letdown It wasn t so awful that I couldn t finish it but it didn t even get close to my expectations I thought it would be better seeing as Una McCormack has written a lot of Star Trek books I believe her other books were good but she shouldn t write Doctor Who I was very disappointed in this book 25I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Obviously my thoughts are my own

FREE READ ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Una McCormack

FREE READ ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Una McCormack SUMMARY ¶ Doctor Who Una McCormack ñ 0 SUMMARY An original adventure tying in to the ninth season of Doctor Who the spectacular hit series from BBC Television featuring the new 12th Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi “The Grail is a story a myth It didn’t exist on your world It can’t exist here” The city state of Varuz is failing Duke Aurelian is the last of his line his capital is crumbling and the armies of his enemy Duk. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum legions of Whovians are welcoming the Doctor back for another new season of BBC s science fiction television program Doctor Who And then there s yours truly probably one of the last three people on this earth who hasn t watched the show yet I won t even be able to speak on the matter of how well the books capture the spirit of the series because I just don t know As such you might be wondering why I m reading them To that I point you to my love of science fiction and fondness for media tie ins of all kindsThis is a category of fiction that has come a long way Media tie ins and novelizations of movies or television shows have long gotten a bad rap for hardly ever being able to live up to the original source material but in the last few years I have noticed a definite rise in the uality of stories and writing in this area Tie ins aren t strictly for hardcore fans any many of the books now can stand on their own with lots to offer in terms of plot and characters providing general audiences with a good reading experience or the perfect jumping on point for those curious about a media property folks just like me I m definitely interested in the Doctor Who series a lot of my friends adore this show and I want to find out And of course I would never say no to checking out a bookAfter much internal deliberation and conflict I decided to start with Doctor Who Royal Blood a story about a falling kingdom invading armies and let s face it any mention of a Grail uest and you can pretty much guarantee I m on board This book begins with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara arriving on an unnamed planet where they are uickly ushered into the city state of Varuz to meet its Duke Aurelian and his wife Lady Guena All is not well in their kingdom Their palace is crumbling the nobles have wondrous electric gadgets but they barely have the power or knowledge What shoot death rays I shouldn t think so to work them and a rival Duke on the other side of the mountains is even now preparing to launch an attackTaking him for a holy man Aurelian asks The Doctor for his blessing in the coming war and refuses to surrender Meanwhile everyone else wants to avoid conflict seizing upon an opportunity to negotiate with the mysterious stranger who shows up at the castle presumably the ambassador of Conrad the rival Duke Aurelian does not take this well when he finds out throwing poor Clara and the ambassador out of his city which leaves the Doctor behind to hold the fort so to speak along with Guena and Bernhardt Varuz s most trusted knight But even that may not be enough though when a company of thirty warriors shows up led by a captain claiming to be the great Sir Lancelot He also claims that he is from Ravenna and on behalf of his King Arthur they are on a mission to seek out the most holy of treasuresFor such a slim volume presumably to appeal to all Doctor Who fans young and old I was actually very impressed with the richness of the writing and story A uick look at Una McCormack s author page shows that she s written many other Doctor Who books as well as a few Star Trek titles She s clearly no stranger to writing a good tie in and it shows in her smart pacing of the plot The story s construction is solid has great flow and is easy to read I had a moment of confusion early on when I encountered a point of view change where the narrative inexplicably switched from being first person to third person told in Bernhardt and then Clara s POV respectively and it continues on in this fashion for the rest of the novel It s a very bizarre decision one that I wasn t sure about initially but it ended up working surprisingly well It s worth noting too that even though the Doctor is the series and book s titular character his role in this feels like a supporting character rather than the main protagonist It wasn t what I was expecting but it s also uite intriguingOn that note while we are speaking of bucking expectations I most certainly also found Royal Blood to go against the trend of tie in books being poorly cobbled together or coming across very bare bones This book reads like a sci fi adventure for young adults with an ambitious plot written into a small package but is no less enjoyable because of it I had my doubts before picking it up but I actually ended up liking it a lot If it was fun for me I imagine it would be even better for fans of the show though going in blind likely benefited in some ways as well since I had no preconceived notions of how a Doctor Who novel should feel like Still based on the things I ve heard I imagine the tone of style of it to be similar to an episode of the show fast paced and adventurous with a good dose of humorIn the end it was probably a good thing that I started with Royal Blood Released on the same day along with Deep Time by Trevor Baxendale and Big Bang Generation by Gary Russel it seems Royal Blood is the introductory volume of the three books that make up a series called The Glamour Chronicles following the Doctor on his adventures across time and space in search for The Glamour the most desirable and dangerous artifact in the universe Whovian or not the trilogy could be worth a look if that sounds interesting to you This was my first Doctor Who novel but it most likely won t be my last especially if the other two books in the series prove just as easy and fun to get into