Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DOCTOR WHO: DEEP TIME by Trevor Baxendale


The Glamour Chronicles
Broadway Books
September 8th, 2015
Futuristic, Action-Adventure
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Blogging for Books
3.5 Hearts

The Doctor and Clara find themselves on a ship called the Alexandria where they find out that Dr. Tippy, an archeologist is sure they are on the path to find the last Phaeron road. With the Doctor and Clara joining them, this mission will show that some secrets are best left alone.

I enjoy the Doctor Who television show and this was the first book I have read based on the series. DEEP TIME is an engrossing story with an author who knows how to weave a spell around readers. The story is engrossing, action packed and quite enjoyable from start to finish. Sometimes if you base a book off a TV show it can be a hit or miss but DEEP TIME delivers on all levels. From capturing the characters complex emotions and personalities to a mission that will transform them in the end; The author does a great job in keeping the reader glued to the pages and you really get a sense of who these characters are within the pages. I did love how the Doctor and Clara are just as lively here as they are on the show.

The mystery of the Phaeron’s consumes the crew of the Alexandria. These ancient people were tasked in mapping wormholes and now with a few relics found by humans, they are determined to find out where this once ancient race went to. But sometimes secrets are best left undiscovered for the Doctor knows what terrible secret of the Phaeron the humans may discover, one that should never see the light of day. I liked the interactions between the characters the best. The mystery surrounding the Phaeron and each member of the crew has an agenda or secret while on this mission. I liked how the author captures all the characters completely and gives them a voice in the story. Are each member of the crew doing this mission for the greater good or is something else guiding them, something sinister and dark?

DEEP TIME captures the essence of the TV Show and keeps the pace up perfectly. This is a great blend of futuristic and action-adventure that I gobbled up in one day. I can’t wait to see what other books based on the show are out to read next. If you enjoy the show, Doctor Who, then you will definitely enjoy DEEP TIME. This was the first book from author Trevor Baxendale and I am looking forward to seeing what else he has in his backlist to enjoy.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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