Doctor Who: Shining Darkness

Doctor Who: Shining Darkness

by Mark Michalowski

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Doctor Who: Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski

For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even two and a half million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner...

A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organisation.

From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner - and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end.

Because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is The Cult of Shining Darkness.

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409072836
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 07/31/2010
Series: DOCTOR WHO , #53
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,162,020
File size: 872 KB

About the Author

Mark Michalowski has written four Doctor Who novels: Relative Dementias, Halflife, Wetworld and Shining Darkness. He is also the author of the Bernice Summerfield novel The Tree of Life; Being Human: Chasers and the Iris Wildthyme audio drama The Sound of Fear.

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Doctor Who: Shining Darkness 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was expecting this book to be fantastic, due to its beautiful cover and exciting title, however I was extremely disappointed by the content of the book and wouldn't recommend it to anybody else. It's pretty much the same thing all the way through, and compared to some of the other books in the series like Ghosts of India, Wishing Well, The Pirate Loop, Only Human, Sick Building, Forever Autumn etc, it's poor. The ideas are all there - the peace between 'organics' and 'mechanicals' is about to be broken, Donna's been kidnapped, and so on, but the book seems to lack a proper storyline - it's just conversation throughout the whole thing, with hardly anything happening. It's probably worth reading if you're a big Who fan like myself, but next to the others it doesn't really stand out.
1HandedTyper More than 1 year ago
The story had a "Hitchhiker's-guide-to-the-galaxy-feel" to it which I really enjoyed. I was reminded of Douglas Adams mostly when reading about a giant robot whose job it was to chuck trash into the sun, and a race of creatures so fickle that they would get a new religion every other day-sections that were presented in a witty manor. I think the writer did an excellent job at capturing the The Doctor and Donna's characters. The story starts with the two together, and I felt that the writing for Donna was spot-on. The two spend much of the story separated, and because Donna was captured so nicely at the beginning, I got to enjoy her wonderful character development without having that nagging uncertainty regarding the canonity of the novels. I was not looking for deeper meanings regarding xenophobia, and prejudice, and what-not, and I still felt that there are many deep and memorable moments and quotes from the story. I for one really enjoyed the story, however, I can see why others may not have cared for it. From reading reviews of other Doctor Who novels, I've noticed how many fans like to use the quote: "Wibbly-wobbly, timey wimey". Compared to a typical doctor who adventure, the plot to this story is very "linear".As opposed to having a scene play out before the doctor arrives, the story opens with the doctor and Donna walking into the problem as it begins; then they do something, and then another thing, and then another until the conclusion. I really did love the characters, all but one one of the main "guess-stars"-Boonie. I didn't dislike the character himself, I just felt that he was out-of-place in a doctor who story; at least my interpretation of him. That one character, and the plot format are really the only qualms I have with the book, and overall, I would recommend reading it.
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Lizaanne42 More than 1 year ago
The first 4 pages grabbed my attention by sounding exactly like Donna. The rest of the book works hard to maintain a fidelity to the relationship and voices of the Doctor and Donna from the episodes. Overall a fun ride with characters that we love.
Angeldolphin01 More than 1 year ago
I can not say this enough, I love Doctor Who. This Doctor Who book, Shining Darkness, is fantastic. It kept me guessing on who was Doctor Who. If you like Doctor Who or scifi in general, you will like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donna, the docter, alise and all the other characters in this book Are uniqe and talented I CANT WAIT FOR THE SEASON FANALI ON BBC AMERICA
mtsilence More than 1 year ago
To shine or not to shine, Shining Darkness has so much potential and yet, it does not entertain, it is a painful read, without the juiciness of so many other books that take the various Doctors and their various companions on so many wild and wonderful adventures. All that could have made it a great story is there, just never develops fully.
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Love Doctor Who
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Im the one who made the last comment. Yes it disappeared, when you make another post your old one disappears. I like the eleventh, he is funny but he can be very scary and turns very dark if you cross him or mess with somebody he loves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite is the 11 . He is funny and good looking. Anybody agree?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad reveus
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I wipe it away. "Shhhh...don't w-worry," I mew gently.+Duskshine