Trailer ↠´ The Silent Stars Go By PDF by ¸ Dan Abnett I blazed through this in less than a dayand for good reason It s the most amazing, exciting, unpretentious Doctor Who action adventure I ve read in some time Featuring the superb return of a great monster, a well worn traditional plot device that feels like an old friend, and spot on characterization of the 11th Doctor, Amy Rory A wonderful, wintry, Christmas literary gift indeed.
Nothing better to get you in the mood than a festive orientated novel from the Doctor, Amy Rory returning to a Christmas ish or Christmasesque locale that turns out not to be Leadworth Christmas 2011 But who does expect such precision when travelling with the Doctor, while he might be willing the TARDIS always send them where they are needed And while Rory gets a coat Amy Doctor meet some folks that seem mighty upset with them.
Upon the return of Rory he finds himself stalked by a size sixteen footed green giant and the running begins.
The Doctor and his companions have landed on a terraformed colony where the weather has changed for the worse And as always it turns out to be an invasion by some chilly old foes friends of the Doctor But e A very high four stars The story was epic in scope, with brilliant characterisation of the Doctor and company, so much so that it was easy to hear and imagine the actors saying the lines.
The characters beyond the trio were a bit bland mind you, but not enough to take too much depth away from the story.
And the story itself was epic in scope, much so than I d imagined it would be.
The finale, battle and revelations kept me hooked From about 70% in I read the last of it in one helping with no break Not an amazing feat, but a testament to the story nonetheless.
It s quite an easy read, never challenging, but not too immature that its not suitable for adults Although it does feel perhaps like the language has been watered down a little to suit a wider audience Its well written nonetheless.
sometimes though it would have been nice to have a little insight into the doctors thoughts A When this book was first published The Ice Warriors hadn t appeared in the modern series, so it was great to finally have a story featuring them.
The author really captures Matt Smith s incarnation of The Doctor perfectly.
This Doctor Who book for adults sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive on a snowy planet which is being terraformed But someone has gone missing and there are giants in the woods The aliens in this book are the Ice Warriors which have not been seen on TV for many a year They are written wonderfully and appear just like they did on TV The Doctor makes various references to his past adventures with them including mentioning some past companions It s a great nod back but as Amy is meeting the Ice Warriors for the first time it makes for a great introduction to them.
It would make a brilliant episode with the return of the Ice Warriors in The three main characters are captured perfectly and the supporting cas
Really really liked this one without doubt the best Eleventh Doctor book I ve read yet Granted, there are several I ve yet to read, but there was really very little to not like about this one for me.
I ve not made a secret about not being happy with the last few years of Doctor Who on TV I don t mind Matt Smith as Eleven, and Amy Rory were always likeable enough, but I didn t care for the season arcs, or for the entire River plot, or, well, basically anything I gave up mid season six and only watched the specials last few episodes of Eleven s run after that, and didn t feel like I d missed much, sadly.
Reading the tie in books starring Eleven, Amy and Rory has been a much pleasant experience, all in all And The Silent Stars Go This book came to me from a very reliable source my boyfriend It happens to be one of his all time favorite books and I was so surprised when he bought me a copy for Christmas He s been begging me to read it on a daily basis, so I finally cracked it open and finished it within a day and a half.
This book was a typical adventure alongside the Doctor and the Ponds It was exactly like an episode, but allowed for so much detail to be included.
If you ve never seen Doctor Who, it s a very Sci Fi themed show with a lot of time travel, aliens, future past characters, interpretations of famous people from the past, and overall just wonderful goodness.
This book included so many of the amazing pieces of the Doctor Who puzzle that just makes fans of the show smile, it was absolutely worth the read.
O little town of bethlehemHow still we see thee lieAbove thy deep and dreamless sleepThe Silent Stars Go ByYet in the dark streets shineth The everlasting LightThe hopes and fears of all the yearsAre met in thee tonight The Doctor and his two companions, the Williams Ponds, go searching for Christmas, toppling, instead, into a mess between the people of Hereafter and a load of strange, green behemoths What has the Doctor gotten them into now This is the last in the 50th anniversary collection, and I have been wanting to read it for a little over a year It s taken me a long time, and I love love love my friend for getting it for me books for Christmas presents, yay because now I finally have Let me tell you, it was well worth the wait I felt like I was reading a real Doctor Who script, despite the obvious loads of non script esqu
For a long term fan, there s a lot of fun in The Silent Stars Go By We have a returning monster and countless references some tongue in cheek to past, classic Doctor Who, if Dan Abnett isn t a fan of Patrick Troughton then I ll give up the contents of my Tardis moneybox The result is a cracking adventure with a fantastic twist.
There are other books even Doctor Who spin off books which have a exciting prose style, and some of the supporting characters remain oddly character less But really I m nit picking I read the whole book in a weekend and had a big geeky smile on my face the whole time.
For Centuries The Maintainers Have Worked With No Help From Other Worlds, They Subsist On The Food They Can Grow And That S Little Enough But Their Purpose, Their Whole Life Is To Maintain The Machines That Will One Day Make Their World As Habitable As Old Earth Life Used To Be Hard Now As Their Crops Fail, Livestock Sickens, And The Temperature Drops, It S Becoming Impossible This Year S Winter Season Feast Won T Be The Usual Celebration It S Not A Time For Optimism Or Hope And It S Not A Time To Welcome Unexpected Guests The Doctor, Amy, And Rory Find A Society Breaking Apart Under The Strain Tensions Are Mounting, Old Rivalries Are Coming To The Fore, People Are Dyingand Then The Doctor S Old Enemies, The Ice Warriors, Make Their Move With The Cold Hearted Threat Of Invasion, The Real Battle For Survival Begins Or Does It The Doctor Begins To Suspect That Behind Everything Lies A Deadlier, And Even Chilling Danger