(I received a free copy of this book from Random House UK, Ebury Publishers, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve found that tie-in novels can be a bit hit and miss. I’ve really liked some of them, but really disliked others.
This does fall into the first category. I did like the Doctor, but I wasn’t sure which he was supposed to be – he was a bit like Ten, but I could see a few elements of Eleven as well.
I particularly liked the storyline of this book. It was interesting and engaging, even though I didn’t understand everything that was going on, or all of the explanations.
This book did read like an episode of the show, which is always a good thing. It was nice to see hints/thoughts given to his previous companions – I’m sure they all meant something to him in one way or another.
The Doctor’s reluctance to turn to a violent solution comes across really well in this, as well as the way he stops the monster from being further attacked when it’s already been weakened. I did like the ending, even though I’m not sure I understood how it all fit together. I would speculate, but I don’t want to give away the storyline – so I won’t.
I found this book to be a really entertaining read. It didn’t take long to finish and I would definitely be interested in reading more of these books/short stories.