The Doctor has arrived on the planet Flydon Maxima - also known as 'Despair' since the whole planet is flooding. A scientific base has been monitoring the slow melting of the glaciers and their advanced equipment looks to have been created by Varlos, the Darksmith who created the Crystal. But why would Varlos risk saving the planet? And who is the mysterious Gisella?
This book is easily the best of the series so far. I could see the events of the story unfolding in my head and the pace of it meant that I finished the entire book in under an hour.
The Doctor's companion for the series is introduced in this book and I have to say I quite like her. She has some secrets that could lead to some interesting plot developments. The Doctor is amazing in this book, the author even managed to fit 'allons-y' in, twice!
Overall it's a pretty decent story. It was definitely my favourite at this point in the Darksmith Legacy. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. This series is shaping up to be pretty good.
4.5 stars - I've read books that are aimed at an older audience that are more childish. This series is offering a really good story arc and is making kids aware of the damages of Global Warming. That really shouldn't be taken for granted.
- Book summary from the back of the book
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