The Doctor is in pursuit of the Agent and the Eternity Crystal. His travels have taken him to the forbidding planet of the Darksmith Collective, Karagula. Before the Doctor can reach the hidden Dark Cathedral, he arrives at a village without any children. It is a mystery the Doctor must unlock before he can find the Crystal. Will the Doctor solve the mystery and will he find the Crystal before the Darksmiths retrieve it?
This book isn't as good as the first two. It kind of reminds me of a less violent Torchwood: Children of Earth. The plot had a nice pace but it didn't grab me and the only reason I finished it so quickly is because my computer seems to be having an identity crisis.
I wasn't too keen on the stand alone characters. They weren't remarkable in any way and just a couple of hours after finishing the book I can tell you absolutely nothing about the characters. I also wasn't too keen on the Doctor's portrayal. I was also sad at the loss of some of the mystery around the Darksmith Collective.
Overall this book didn't compare to the other two, it wasn't as exciting, the characters weren't as memorable. I could go on, but aia won't.
3 stars - This book seemed to lack something, I'm not quite sure what though. While it didn't take me long to read this, it's due in part to the small page count. I doubt I would have continued with this series if this was book 1.
- Book summary from the back of the book
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