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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Doctor Who, The Darksmith Legacy: The Dust of Ages by Justin Richards

On the Back of the Book

It is a few years into our future, and there are bases on the moon. A recent survey has shown something unusual, an unknown power source. When a tall, skinny spiky-haired stranger turns up and announces he's from the Bureau of Alien Technology doing a spot check, the survey team know they've found something special. But is this special power source a blessing or a curse?

My Thoughts

First of all I realise that this book is intended for readers younger than myself, however I love Doctor Who so I just had to read this. The book had a fast pace, not surprising since it only had 118 pages but it is the first of 10 part series so this could have easily been the scene setter. It wasn't though and I have to say it's already thrown up some interesting parts.

The characters that were created specifically for this book are really good, but I wasn't always convinced of the Doctor. I couldn't picture him too well and I didn't get David Tennant's voice in my head like I normally do and this disappointed me. I did love the Doctor's ingenuity though and his ability to handle all situations.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to get stuck into book 2. The story was left on a cliffhanger so it's probably for the best if you have all 10 books at home.

I also want to point out the puzzles in the book. It's a nice interactive touch that's really appealing for the age group The Darksmith Legacy is aimed at. The last one in this book had me completely stumped and I'm 20!

My Rating

4 stars - As long as you don't expect a piece of literary genius, this book is awesome. It's perfect for kids to read and even of you aren't a child you should still read it. A definite must for Doctor Who fans everywhere.

  • Book summary from the back of the book

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