Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon Paperback
Part of the Doctor Who series
The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Martha to Balmoral in 1902.
Here they meet Captain Harry Carruthers - friend of the new king, Edward VII.
Together they head for the castle to see the king - only to find that Balmoral Castle is gone, leaving just a hole in the ground.
The Doctor realises it is the work of the Judoon - a race of ruthless intergalactic mercenary space police.
While Martha and Carruthers seek answers in London, the Doctor finds himself in what should be the most deserted place on Earth - and he is not alone.
With help from Arthur Conan Doyle, the Doctor and his friends discover a plot to take over the world.
With time running out, who will fall victim to the revenge of the Judoon?
Featuring the tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the acclaimed hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 28/02/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781846073724
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by saroz
Aww. Simple and fun, this is an utter throwback to the days when dear old Uncle Terrance was churning out six Target novelisations per year - it's just as easy to read, just as quick to finish, just as lacking in literate nutrients, but hey, it's also pretty charming and nostalgic for the aging Dicks reader. Essentially, what we have here is a new series episode written as a full-length TV Annual-style story - crazy, improbable, fast-paced. Aside from the pop culture references (Google Earth, anyone?), Dicks' old claim of writing every Doctor the same seems to hold water, although it's stretching it *just* a bit that nobody mentions Martha's skin color - not even Arthur Conan Doyle, typical British colonialist, in his brief appearance. There is a lovely scene of the Bedouin attacking the force-field around Balmoral Castle (see, pure TV Annual stuff), but perhaps the only disappointment is the relative lack of Judoon - they're really little more than a plot device, and their ships appear more than the actual soldiers do!
Review by Shijuro
Disappointing. Starts off strong, some cool historical characters put in an appearance then do... nothing. Interactions between 10th Doctor and Martha were so-so, not much of a plot or resolution (we never find out anything about the big bad or where the devices came from). These are labelled quick reads, but I've read far shorter stories that were far more satisfying.
Review by callmecayce
A short, cute <i>Doctor Who</i> book I got through LibraryThing's member giveaway. The Judoon, who we met in the series when Martha and the Doctor first go together, are back! Martha, the Doctor and a young man they meet along the way must find a way to stop the Judoon. For such a short book, the plot is decent and the story is quite fun. I read it in about an hour, and then passed the book on to another Doctor Who fan and friend of mine.