As I’m trying to pack things up, it seemed time to knock out reading a few shorter stories in order to beef up my collection of blogs ready for posting. So I went back to my latest Doctor Who book to read the second story, Prisoner of the Daleks by Trevor Baxendale.
While flying solo, the Doctor ends up on an abandoned planet in the wrong time and finds himself suddenly in the middle of a war with the Daleks. Joining up with a team of Dalek bounty hunters, the Doctor must work with his new friends in order to try to stop the Daleks from gaining access to a small tear in time and space. If the Daleks succeed, they’ll finally be able to accomplish the extermination of the human race.
This was a fun, fast-paced little read featuring David Tennant’s incarnation of the Doctor, who has always been my favorite. It’s a little bit of a different story, in that many characters aren’t able to be saved, and Baxendale’s Doctor works to save himself and the others by dooming the Daleks. In some ways it felt contrary to the Doctor.
All in all, it was a fun read, and as always makes me want to get back into the show. But that’s a rabbit hole for another time.