|Mass market paperback, 83 pages|
Published 2014 (originally 2013)
Acquired December 2014
Read September 2015
by Charlie Higson
One of the great boons of the 50th anniversary is that it gave us some of the first ninth Doctor fiction since 2005: an audio, a comic book, and this novella. This takes place during "Rose," in what must be a gap of around a century between when the Doctor leaves Rose and pops back for her, traveling alone in the meantime but searching for someone to share his travels with now that he's moving away from the horrors of the Time War. Higson captures the voice of the ninth Doctor well, and the relationship he builds up with potential companion Ali is also very interesting. A nice little story, horrifying in parts.
Next Week: The tenth Doctor and Martha Jones investigate The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage!