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Monday, 30 May 2011

Doctor Who: The Darksmith Legacy: The Planet of Oblivion by Justin Richards

On the Back of the Book

The Planet of Oblivion is where the Darksmiths met their clients. A once pleasant planet with lush jungles, it has now been reduced to a charred and scorched mess. A few surviving inhabitants desperately try to bring the planet back to life, with the help of the Dravidians. But are these technically accomplished insects helping for thei own gain? Will the Doctor get closer to the identity of the Darksmiths mysterious clients?

My Thoughts

I really liked this story. It had a good pace, a nice plot and an interesting cliffhanger.

I did notice a spelling error and that bugged me quite a lot. I feel it's imperitive for childrens books are edited so there isn't a single spelling mistake as it isn't going to help a kid in school.

The characters were so-so. I didn't really sympathise with the crew of Orbit Station 3, even though they were fight ing two battles at once. I found the Dravidians to be pretty transparent. The only characters that I liked were the Doctor and Gisella. This is definitely a plus for the author, if I hadn't liked them, I would've been wondering why I was reading the book in the first place.

Overall the story was better than the characters. I find that this book could be used by parents as a lesson on the destructiveness of fire. It's so much more fun to learn while reading something you enjoy. Extra points for the author for teaching important life lessons.

My Rating

4 stars - A solid story with an important message, all nicely wrapped into a 128 page Doctor Who book. One of my favourite Darksmith Legacy books.

  • Book Summary off the back of the book

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