Thursday, September 12, 2013

Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan

Good morning, Whovians! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Jenny T. Colgan's Dark Horizons, a new Doctor Who adventure featuring Doctor eleven!

The Doctor is traveling alone and bored. Tired of losing to himself at chess he decides to seek out a possible opponent and ends up traveling to twelfth century Earth, landing on a small island just as a passing Viking ship is being attacked by fire. Yes, fire. The ship in question is transporting their princess and her dowry to her betrothed when they are set upon by a mysterious and raging fire hovering above the water. Freydis is certain it must be the gods saving her from her fate as bride to an unappealing husband. Instead it's the Doctor himself who comes to the rescue. The Vikings are able to take refuge on the nearby island, much to the initial disappointment of the locals who have fallen prey to their new companions' raiding and pillaging in the past. Meanwhile, the Doctor sets about trying to discover the source of the strange attacking fire entity. 

As always, it's fun simply to get a chance at another of the Doctor's adventures. This one comes at a particularly perfect time considering we've still got a few months to go before the 50th anniversary ep, which will sadly mark the end of Matt Smith's reign as the eleventh Doctor.

Colgan does a fantastic job mashing up Vikings and a unique villainous entity for the Doctor to go up against. Dark Horizons is a wonderfully entertaining addition to the Doctor Who universe. As an aside, if I'd not looked her up online I wouldn't have known that Colgan is a prolific writer with a string of novels to her name and nary a sci-fi one in sight. Not that it matters: a writer is a writer and a Who fan is a Who fan. Jenny Colgan is a great writer and a huge Doctor Who fan and it shows in Dark Horizons. She's set to write another Doctor Who tale for 2014 as part of the upcoming e book series Time Trips.

To see more stops on the tour, check out the TLC tour page here. A quick search will lead you to Jenny Colgan's author page and Twitter feed, but she's created a Facebook page specifically for her Whovian matters, which you can like here.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I haven't read any of the Doctor Who books but I'm a huge fan of the show - looks like I need get busy reading!

Thanks for being on the tour.