Doctor Who: The Pirate Loop, Hardback

Doctor Who: The Pirate Loop Hardback

Part of the Doctor Who series

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The Doctor's been everywhere and everywhen in the whole of the universe and seems to know all the answers.

But ask him what happened to the Starship Brilliant and he hasn't the first idea.

Did it fall into a sun or black hole? Was it shot down in the first moments of the galactic war? And what's this about a secret experimental drive? The Doctor is skittish. But if Martha is so keen to find out he'll land the TARDIS on the Brilliant, a few days before it vanishes.

Then they can see for themselves...Soon the Doctor learns the awful truth. And Martha learns that you need to be careful what you wish for.

She certainly wasn't hoping for mayhem, death, and badger-faced space pirates.

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781846073472



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In this book, the Doctor and Martha seek out a missing-in-space cruise ship to learn it's story. When they arrive and learn that an experimental drive has tweaked the reality around it, and that pirates are coming to steal the drive, the Doctor attempts to hold off the pirates and save Martha as well. The ship is caught in a time loop, where things keep getting reset, but leave it to the Doctor to figure things out and make it all better.

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I borrowed this from the library 3 weeks ago (it's due tomorrow!) and hadn't planned on actually reading it... for some reason, I just couldn't muster the courage to pick up a book based on the beloved show, because I didn't want to waste my time with some cheap, contrived version of Doctor Who. Also, I tend to have a strict policy against reading books based on TV shows (okay, fine... I admit I've read some Star Trek & Star Wars books... so sue me!). Then, I read on someone's thread (I can't remember who, augh! Sorry!) that they had just read several Doctor Who books and enjoyed them. "Hmmm", said I, "Perhaps I'll give it a go after all."Well, read it I did, just this afternoon in a few hours. It was a quick, fun read that made for an entertaining diversion from the work I should have been doing. Oops. But I couldn't put it down! I thought the writer did an excellent job of capturing the Doctor (Tennant's version) and Martha, with their signature phrases and personality traits and all. Even the ending sort-of made sense, in the Doctor Who-y sort of way that we've all come to love and cherish.Needless to say, I was surprised and very pleased to have enjoyed this one so much. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more.

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I loved this one, I must say. The story was fun, quick-moving, and cleverly written. The Doctor and Martha were characterized quite true to their TV counterparts, I felt. What I *really* liked was that in this story Martha actually got to take action - in a lot of books, I've noticed, she tends to just be along for the ride. Here she actually takes and interest in the situation and *does things.* For example, when the spaceship that she and the Doctor land on is boarded by pirates, with the Doctor nowhere in sight, she takes control of the situation and tries to resolve it instead of just waiting around like a helpless bit of set dressing. Guerrier also gives us little insights into what her home life was like before she met the Doctor; it really helps to deepen the character and I quite liked that. For the plot, I felt the pacing worked well, which can be difficult in stories with temporal anomalies. The prose was very good, and I found myself giggling at some of the cleverer bits. I also really liked the aliens that the author created. Quite an enjoyable read; I'd definitely recommend this one!