17 May 2016

Review: Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick

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Mass market paperback, 83 pages
Published 2014 (originally 2013)

Acquired December 2014
Read April 2015
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor: The Spear of Destiny
by Marcus Sedgwick

It seems a little weird for the Doctor and the Master to be battling over the spear that killed Christ and that Adolf Hitler sought for its power, and it seems even more weird to imagine the Doctor prattling off these facts like they're no big deal. But that's what this series of Doctor Who shorts can be good at: quick adventures from unique voices, not ground into tedious conformity by a lifetime of writing Doctor Who tie-in fiction for Big Finish. I don't know Marcus Sedgwick from Adam, but this is a fun adventure that captures the voices of the third Doctor and Jo Grant well, and features Vikings to boot. What else could one want?

Next Week: The fourth Doctor visits a giant tree and discovers The Roots of Evil!

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