Doctor Who: Festival of Death: 50th Anniversary Edition

Doctor Who: Festival of Death: 50th Anniversary Edition

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by Jonathan Morris
     
 

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The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife. But something has gone wrong, and when the Fourth Doctor arrives in the aftermath of the disaster, he is congratulated for saving the population from destruction – something he hasn’t actually done yet. He has no choice but to travel back in time and

Overview

The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife. But something has gone wrong, and when the Fourth Doctor arrives in the aftermath of the disaster, he is congratulated for saving the population from destruction – something he hasn’t actually done yet. He has no choice but to travel back in time and discover how he became a hero.

And then he finds out. He did it by sacrificing his life.

An adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker and his companions Romana and K-9


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448140299
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2013
Series:
DOCTOR WHO , #170
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
364,738
File size:
918 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Morris is the writer of the official Doctor Who Magazine comic strip, has written a number of Doctor Who novels for BBC Books, including Touched by and Angel, and numerous audio adventures for Big Finish Productions and BBC Radio 7. He has also written for the TV sketch shows Dead Ringers and Swinging.

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Doctor Who: Festival of Death 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very confusing with the timeline crossover and having characters not being introduced until further in the book but I feel like this book is really good because the aauthor wrote about uncommon things earlier before it was "normal"
NCKuroNeko More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of time travel, good banter and character development, and twists and turns. I enjoyed reading it and following the adventures of the Doctor, Romana and K-9. It started out a little confusing because of so much crossing of the timelines, but it was great how it was all tied together the further on that I read. I enjoyed reading this book immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must be getting old---not my cop of tea.
BrianIndianFan More than 1 year ago
Many years ago, I would come across Doctor Who (in the form of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor) on my TV, as the Doctor had an American home on PBS. In passing, it didn't catch my fancy right away. However, my becoming a Whovian did eventually come to pass. While I've read a few nuWho books, this is the first I've read a classic Doctor novel. Where better to start than with the first Doctor I ran across? The story seems straightforward on its surface; the Doctor and Romana materialize in the bowels of a ship stuck for centuries in the hyperspace tube - a expressway of sorts between parts of space. What was once the source of a tragic accident has become a tourist attraction, mostly due to the Beautiful Death experience. Customers literally pay for the privilege of dying, experiencing the afterlife, and coming back to life...sort of like "Flatliners" without the heeby-jeebies. Unfortunately, one such session sends 218 beings into the Great Beyond, except most of them come back as zombies, and some not at all. And then you have the Repulsion, who lives in the barrier between life and death. As the Doctor and Romana unravel the mystery of the Cerberus (an ironic name, given the circumstances), they find that their future is in the past. They meet people who thank them for what they've done...when they haven't done anything yet! When the author says in the preface that he had to draw the timeline of this story on multiple sheets of paper, you can believe him. To keep the reader from losing his mind, Morris keeps you in one timeline and allows the other timelines to slip by in passing. While confusing at first to read, you'll be thankful later for this dedication. As the story moves along, the passing elements of other timelines become fleshed out and expanded in detail. Plus, you get a good dose of K-9!!! BOTTOM LINE: A definite read for any Whovian, but moreso for those dedicated fans of Tom Baker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post this on three books and then look under your pillow.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i about my favorite doctor the 4 or 3 (sorry about not knowing that) this was a great book I totally recomed if you like also Timey Wimey xD
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so going to buy this for my Nook until I saw that each book in this series is $7.99 or less on the Kindle. Sorry Barnes and Noble.
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