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Books 18-19: The Spear of Destiny and The Roots of Evil

Book 18: The Spear of Destiny (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #3).
Author: Marcus Sedgwick , 2013.
Genre: Science Fiction. Time Travel. TV Tie-in.
Other Details: ebook. 55 pages.

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to track down the magical spear of Odin when they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes. But one of the Vikings is even more dangerous than he appears to be. Can the Doctor stop the spear getting into the wrong hands before it's too late? - synopsis from BBC Doctor Who official site.

I loved this short story of the Third Doctor's adventures with Jo Grant and their trip back in time to early Viking times. I am already an admirer of Marcus Sedgwick's writing and I felt that he captured the feel of the Third Doctor. This was a pleasurable romp.


The Third Doctor and Jo Grant

Book 19: The Roots of Evil (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #4).
Author: Philip Reeve, 2013.
Genre: Science Fiction. Time Travel. TV Tie-in.
Other Details: ebook. 40 pages.

When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box... As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests. synopsis from BBC Doctor Who official site.

Tom Baker's Doctor was my first and has remained my favourite Doctor from the classic era. This was a fun short story that proved very exciting and demonstrates how much can be packed into a few pages. This series produced by Puffin seems an excellent introduction to the many faces of The Doctor for young readers as well as older fans.


The Fourth Doctor and Leela
Tags: british, etext, sci-fi, television, time travel
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