Doctor Who: the Crawling Terror (12th Doctor Novel) Hardback
by MIKE TUCKER
"Well, I doubt you'll ever see a bigger insect." Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. 'Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts...Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito.
A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor.
It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous.
With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 11/09/2014
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781849907736
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Review by AliceaP
A quiet English village set in the present day is re-visited by the monsters of WWII. (Yet another book which mentions Alan Turing and his exemplary code-breaking skills by the way.) The Doctor and Clara land in Ringstone but they initially think that they've arrived at the wrong point in time...that is until they see the dead body caught in a giant spider's web. What exactly is going on in this little town that could create larger-than-life insects and arachnids? It might take more than just a bit of cleverness to work this one out (in fact it might take a little bit of time travel). If you're scared of bugs then I would recommend you stay far away from this one. :-D