Doctor Who: Dark Horizons, Paperback Book

Doctor Who: Dark Horizons Paperback

Part of the Doctor Who series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


"We need to reach out. We need to continue the line..." On a windswept northern shore, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack.

Then the burning comes. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned still speak.

The Doctor encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand.

They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all.

The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; but at least they have the Doctor on their side...Don't they?

It is a thrilling adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781849904575

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I love Vikings. And Scotland. And chess... and I really had fun with this book. Matt Smith's Doctor is one of my favorites, so I was excited to get the chance to read this novel. Henrick and Freydis (who doesn't love a viking warrior and a princess?) are on the biggest journey of their lives, and they must fight the unstoppable and unexplained. The doctor jumps in and of course must come to the rescue. Colgan's writing is a lot of fun - it reads like a real episode of the show. The atmosphere that she creates with the North Sea made me feel like I was out on the ocean feeling the spray of the water. There is one scene in the beginning where a character is wishing for potatoes, and I swear that I got a craving for potatoes after that description.I will say that the Doctor's voice wasn't captured as well as I would have liked. The prose is wonderful, but when I read the Doctor's dialog, I just didn't feel that it was him - it seemed like Colgan was trying a little to hard to match the wit and humor of the character.Overall, I recommend this book as a fun escape into the world of the Doctor and the TARDIS while you wait for the show to return this November :)

Also by J. T. Colgan