Doctor Who: The Blood Cell

Doctor Who: The Blood Cell

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by James Goss

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"Release the Doctor - or the killing will start." 

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the worst fraudsters and the cruellest murderers. So he's certainly not impressed by the arrival of the man they're calling the most dangerous criminal in the


"Release the Doctor - or the killing will start." 

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the worst fraudsters and the cruellest murderers. So he's certainly not impressed by the arrival of the man they're calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor. 

What does impress the Governor is the way the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape. And keeps trying. Finally, he sends for the Doctor and asks him why? But the answer surprises even the Governor. And then there's the threat - unless the Governor listens to the Doctor, a lot of people will die. 

Who is the Doctor and what's he really doing here? Why does he want to help the Governor? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards?  

When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers...

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Crown Publishing Group
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5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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JAMES GOSS has written three Torchwood novels, a Doctor Who novel, and two radio plays, and is the co-author, with Steve Tribe of The Dalek Handbook and Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects. His books Dead of Winter and First Born were both nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Society Awards.

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Doctor Who: The Blood Cell 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to school all day 5:59 am to9:00pm theb look in your desk ta da
Solarix-Star More than 1 year ago
One of the first books i read dealing with Capaldi and it captures him really really well especially the relationship that he and Clara have been having on the show definitely give it a read.
ganymeder More than 1 year ago
Now that I've finished watching Capaldi's first season, I finally got to read this book and it was worth the wait! Actually, if I"m completely honest, I enjoyed the book better than the actual television season. At about 150 pages, it was a pretty quick and easy read, light for most of the book, then heavy and a bit disturbing at the end. A new monster appears, as creepy as you'd expect from Doctor Who! So, do I recommend it? Of course. :)
MaraBlaise More than 1 year ago
I have been very bad with watching Doctor Who since they change the Doctor. Not that I didn't mind the change. I like Peter Capaldi as the Doctor; I just haven't had time to watch it. But among my countless ebooks did I find this book that I had requested from NetGalley and since I felt that I needed to get through some NetGalley books and since the book wasn't thick (a plus, take easy thin books first before the ones with many pages) did I feel that did was a good choice. Also, the book was interesting from the start, that's a plus. I liked the story; I liked the fast-paced style of the book. I breezed through in a day and that felt good. The story was intriguing, why was the Doctor a prisoner, what was wrong with the prison? The ending was the only thing I felt didn't belong in a Doctor Who story. It was a lot more gruesome than I have ever experienced when it comes the show. Not bad, just yikes... 3.5 stars
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is poorly written, explicitly violent, bloody, and disturbing, and really has no place among the Doctor's adventures.  If I still haven't convinced you not to read it, consider the failed portrayal of the Doctor. Peter Capaldi's body, speaking and behaving like Matt Smith. I was deeply, deeply disappointed by  this book, and will likely eschrw any future offerings from this author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your usual rollicking along, slap-bang, third-person omniscient narrator. Instead we are given the opportunity to view the Doctor from the point of view of someone into whose life he intrudes. A little scary, a lot enigmatic and difficult, a lot more just plain mysterious, this stranger calling himself "Doctor" leaves most around him feeling as if they've left the sugar out of the medicine: good for you but
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Doctor Who The Blood Cell By James Goss is the newest edition the Doctor Who series of books. Each book is like an episode and this book in particular centers around mysterious mutant insects. Doctor Who is a popular TV series originally produced in1963 and has since earned a place in pop culture. Who hasn't heard of the infamous traveling "Tardis"? Anyone familiar with popular media would recognize the "Public call box" as it travels in space. There have been many "Dr Whos" and this fiction novel is based on the adventures of the 12th doctor. The different books in this series are written by different authors- each with their own unique style and twist. Goss's fast paced narrative jumps right into the action. His action packed dialogue will keep the attention of all readers. Fans of the popular TV series will enjoy the common themes of the television show, within this book. Readers who enjoy mystery and science fiction fans alike, will also enjoy this book. There is enough authentic graphic scientific description to hold the attention of true Sci fi fans. The authentic historic elements of traveling back into time will be appreciated by history enthusiasts. This is a well rounded story with a variety of elements. While the tv series is equally enjoyed by adults as well as teens and children alike, this novel is written at the middle school age level. It is an appropriate book choice for teens or young adults. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Broadway books an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, for the purpose of writing this review.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a Peter Capaldi 12th Doctor adventure which is told from the first person point of view of the Governor in charge of a the most high security prison ever, especially created on an asteroid to house the most dangerous prisoners - and one of the prisoners is actually the Doctor! The Governor wants to be friends with everyone, but expects them all to call him 'Sir'. The Doctor, like all the other prisoners, is referred to by his number - 428 - but definitely prefers being called the Doctor. He also doesn't particularly enjoy being locked up, so keeps escaping from his cell to wander around the prison asteroid, often meeting the Governor in the process. But all is not quite what it seems in the prison, indeed prisoners are being killed, there are worrying, unexplained power outages and Clara keeps visiting to try to see the Doctor, but only sees the Governor. She also warns that the killings are starting. This is a well paced, well written adventure that will appeal to more adult Doctor Who fans - it certainly isn't a fairy tale! I enjoyed the explanations towards the end about how the prison started and actually who was imprisoned there, but I'll not share them here as they would certainly be spoilers - you'll need to read it yourself to find out what happens! The characterisation of the Doctor and Clara, to me, continued their portrayal in the television series so far and this would make an interesting additional show in the series. Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for letting me read an e-copy of this book in exchange for this, an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such good reveiws i might get this book
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