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Doctor Who: The King's Dragon ❰Download❯ ✤ Doctor Who: The King's Dragon Author Una McCormack – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk From the back cover In the city state of Geath, the King lives in a golden hall, and the people want for nothing Everyone is happy and everyone is rich Or so it seems When the Doctor, Amy and Rory loo From the back cover In the city state The King's eBook ☆ of Geath, the King lives in a golden hall, and the people want for nothing Everyone is happy Doctor Who: MOBI :å and everyone is rich Or so it seems When the Doctor, Amy and Rory look beneath the surface, they discover a city of secrets In dark corners, Who: The King's PDF ↠ strange creatures are stirring At the heart of the hall, a great metal dragon oozes gold Then the Herald appears, demanding the return of her treasure And next come the gunships The battle for possession of the treasure has begun, and only the Doctor and his friends can save the people of the city from being destroyed in the crosfire of an ancient civil war But will the King surrender his new found wealthy Or will he fight to keep it.


10 thoughts on “Doctor Who: The King's Dragon

  1. Ken Ken says:

    After the lacklustre first batch of NSA s to feature The Eleventh Doctor, it s great to see that the new contributors giving the range and much needed boost.Especially McCormack who d also write the great Doctor Who The Way Through the Woods for this TARDIS team.Her first novel for the series blends the intriguingly medieval fantasy setting firmly into the Doctor Who cannon perfectly.Dragon shaped spaceships just seemed to fit.It s also the characterisations of this team that really stands out After the lacklustre first batch of NSA s to feature The Eleventh Doctor, it s great to see that the new contributors giving the range and much needed boost.Especially McCormack who d also write the great Doctor Who The Way Through the Woods for this TARDIS team.Her first novel for the series blends the intriguingly medieval fantasy setting firmly into the Doctor Who cannon perfectly.Dragon shaped spaceships just seemed to fit.It s also the characterisations of this team that really stands out.Set firmly during the second half of series five, the constant protestations by Rory that his due to get married to Amy in the morning were highly amusing


  2. F.R. F.R. says:

    On television, Matt Smith s Doctor didn t utter a single line written by a woman which makes this contemporaneous novel written by a female author all thefascinating.What we have here is The Doctor and his companions stepping into the realm of high fantasy I d almost be tempted to call it Doctor Who meets Game of Thrones , as we do have a city under a dubiously positioned King and there are dragons, but everything about this is farbenign than Game of Thrones The political ma On television, Matt Smith s Doctor didn t utter a single line written by a woman which makes this contemporaneous novel written by a female author all thefascinating.What we have here is The Doctor and his companions stepping into the realm of high fantasy I d almost be tempted to call it Doctor Who meets Game of Thrones , as we do have a city under a dubiously positioned King and there are dragons, but everything about this is farbenign than Game of Thrones The political machinations do not have anywhere near such a high human cost What we have instead is a utopia, although it s a utopia which has gone wrong as in their wont and been reimagined by Katie Price a utopia which as is their wont doesn t do what it says on the tin.The Doctor takes Amy and Rory to a famously harmonious and welcoming city on a pre industrial planet, only this city is nowhere near as harmonious or welcoming as its reputation suggests What sall the buildings are covered by gold, a substance which doesn t exist on this world, and the city s legendary democracy has been replaced by an interloper King.The result is a book which feels like a bigger, brighter version of the TV show, a story the TV show would go for on an unlimited budget The regular characters are well captured, particularly impressive as McCormick would probably not have seen much of the TV version when she wrote this Amy who like all nu Who companions is far from the scream monkey of old does particularly well On TV she s of course a character with her own sense of agency, but it s interesting here how much of the plot here gets driven by Amy Okay, it would no doubt have got to the same point anyway, but her impatience and wilfulness moves it at a pleasingly swift pace But what s really interesting, and what sets it apart from a lot of Doctor Who and from, let s be fair most genre TV , is view spoiler that there is no real villain Yes, there are of course antagonists, but no one has villainous motives Everybody is, in the main, trying to do the right thing, but are simply misguided as to how to do it Even the two characters who are in it for themselves are given a proper rationale for their behaviour, a way for the audience to empathise with them It makes for ahuman story, it makes for a tale which doesn t have to end on an explosive set piece indeed the final confrontation is deliberately downplayed This is a story which takes place on a one time benign world, and it leaves us with the sense that that peacefulness and harmony is one which can be returned to and maybe even in an improved version hide spoiler There s a lotI could write about this how there s an obvious drug metaphor which is soft pedalled how even though it s very much nu Who, it echoes back to the great classic series writer Robert Holmes, with his regular tropes of a pair of conmen and The Doctor s on going war against bureaucrats and how there s a neat Star Trek joke In short, it s a fascinating book, one which is true to the TV show whilst pushing it in a slightly other direction I m incredibly glad I picked it up


  3. Leilani Leilani says:

    Definitely the best of the new Who books I ve sampled I loved the old Virgin BBC 7th 8th Doctor books, but since the show started up again the books started being aimed toward 12 year olds, I ve mostly avoided them because they make me long forambitious days But after finally seeing the 5th series feeling full of enthusiasm, I decided to give the books another try I wanted a book with Rory in it, and chose this one because I enjoyed Una McCormack s ST DS9 books a lot I enjoyed ev Definitely the best of the new Who books I ve sampled I loved the old Virgin BBC 7th 8th Doctor books, but since the show started up again the books started being aimed toward 12 year olds, I ve mostly avoided them because they make me long forambitious days But after finally seeing the 5th series feeling full of enthusiasm, I decided to give the books another try I wanted a book with Rory in it, and chose this one because I enjoyed Una McCormack s ST DS9 books a lot I enjoyed every page of this one The characterization is perfect you can hear the actors saying everything, and they had time for emotional reactions and excellent interaction along the way And the supporting characters are surprisingly multidimensional and thoroughly engaging The plot wasn t just pointless racing around, it was entertaining and fit exactly Craig Ferguson s line about what makes Doctor Who special Intellect romance over brute force cynicism I ll probably be overly optimistic tryNew Who books be sadly disappointed again, but this one was a winner Una McCormack demonstrates that books for younger readers don t have to be books for readers without brains It looks like she has another one coming up soon, I ll definitely pick that up too


  4. Rob Cook Rob Cook says:

    Average Doctor Who adventure that captures The Doctor, Amy and Rory well I particularly liked the subtle reference to Star Trek.


  5. ~Geektastic~ ~Geektastic~ says:

    5 star Who.Doctor Who adventures are not Great Literature by any means, but they sure are fun There is nothing better than a few hours travelling with the Doctor to distant times and places to help me cope with the real world To successfully create a good Who novel, you just need a few simple elements 1 Select a time Past, Present or Future2 Select a place Earth, outer space or foreign planet3 Add companions, either travelling in the TARDIS or picked up temporarily during the course of 5 star Who.Doctor Who adventures are not Great Literature by any means, but they sure are fun There is nothing better than a few hours travelling with the Doctor to distant times and places to help me cope with the real world To successfully create a good Who novel, you just need a few simple elements 1 Select a time Past, Present or Future2 Select a place Earth, outer space or foreign planet3 Add companions, either travelling in the TARDIS or picked up temporarily during the course of the episode or in this case, volume 4 Add threat alien attack or invasion, time continuum related conundrums, bad humans using technology or aliens to their own ends, or arriving in a hostile time place5 And, of course, add some incarnation of the DoctorOk, so The King s Dragon uses this formula present, foreign planet, travelling companions Amy and Rory, 11th Doctor and view spoiler alien attack andalien tech hide spoiler And it uses it well, adding enough twists to make it feel less like a paint by numbers than many of the Who novels out there.The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive on a distant world, home to the city of Geath I m unsure of the spelling as this was an audiobook, but it s pronounced ghee ahth Geath is a pre industrial, democratic city with a centuries long history of peace and a reputation for hospitality and enlightenment But something unusual has happened in the city since the Doctor s last visit A 12,000 year old republic has suddenly embraced a king A once sociable community is silent and subdued behind locked doors And a golden dragon sits in pride of place in the king s court on a world in which gold doesn t exist.So, needless to say, it s up to the Doctor and his intrepid companions to solve the mystery and save the day Nothing new there, but that s just how I like it There are some particularly interesting twists in this tale, especially when the true identity of the gold is revealed view spoiler to be a mind controlling substance banned throughout the galaxies hide spoiler and the situation becomes about muchthan simply rampant greed or a troubled political structure view spoiler Aliens BUREAUCRATIC aliens Office Space in space hide spoiler Some reviewers have complained that a story like this could have been accomplished by simply travelling to Earth s past, but this is a ridiculous complaint for a couple of reasons First of all, no city on Earth has a 12,000 year history, much less a 12,000 year reign of peaceSecondly, gold exists on Earth, so where would the mystery be Duh.Anyway, this was a strong entry in the 11th Doctor s foray into print.Overall 5 stars The Doctor, Amy and Rory are characterized perfectly in their speech and mannerisms The plot is engrossing and the pacing is spot on The blending of pre industrial limitations and alien technology and the implications of such an interaction were interesting and mostly believable Narrator of the audio book was clear and engaging Several really great supporting characters


  6. Daniel Kukwa Daniel Kukwa says:

    It is VERY difficult to get me to enjoy a Doctor Who novel with a heavy fantasy base it s simply not my cup of tea That said, it s as if Ms McCormack had read that in my mind and took it as a challenge Dragon shaped spaceships, medieval looking civilizations founded on rational debate and mutual compromise thrown upside down by two con men, an addictive substance to end all addictive substances with another bit of dark psychological analysis thrown in for good measure , and a galactic confli It is VERY difficult to get me to enjoy a Doctor Who novel with a heavy fantasy base it s simply not my cup of tea That said, it s as if Ms McCormack had read that in my mind and took it as a challenge Dragon shaped spaceships, medieval looking civilizations founded on rational debate and mutual compromise thrown upside down by two con men, an addictive substance to end all addictive substances with another bit of dark psychological analysis thrown in for good measure , and a galactic conflict that places this medieval world smack dab in the middle of some deadly crossfire.In terms of ruritanian flavoured futurism, this is the adoptive child of 1978 s The Androids of Tara , and it s just as successful The reader becomes just as frustrated and worried about the situation as the TARDIS crew trying to how to resolve the situation and reading to the end in order to see how the Doctor will save the world once again makes for some breathtaking material This is Doctor Who as Phillip Pullman might imagine and it s a very satisfying adventure


  7. Michaela Michaela says:

    I cannot believe the first book I read in 2018 was a Doctor Who novel I m selling to Half Priced Books.


  8. Mel Mel says:

    I really enjoyed this It s definitely one of the best of the 11th Doctor novels I ve read There are Doctor Who novels that are good because they seem like they could be episodes and then there are Doctor Who novels that are good because they work really well as novels This was good as a novel Amy, Rory and the Doctor were all characterised well But the thing that really made this was the characters that were unique to the setting Everyone had proper motivations and revelations and theI really enjoyed this It s definitely one of the best of the 11th Doctor novels I ve read There are Doctor Who novels that are good because they seem like they could be episodes and then there are Doctor Who novels that are good because they work really well as novels This was good as a novel Amy, Rory and the Doctor were all characterised well But the thing that really made this was the characters that were unique to the setting Everyone had proper motivations and revelations and theyou learned about their past the different perceptions you had about it The setting was lovely, an alien world that had been at peace for 12,000 years, though not as idyllic as the doctor had believed It was nice to see an alien world without technology and reminded me a lot of 70s who but with a bigger budget The thing that impressed me the most about this novel though was that the Doctor wasn t the one who saved everyone He made a few speeches but overall he just enabled the people to do what they did best and save themselves He gave them the means but they did all the hard work It was also LOVELY to see a first contact situation where BOTH heads were women I don t think I ve ever seen that before though I ve seen the reverse countless times I also had to wonder that it was set in the Vale of Evesh and had to wonder if that was shorthand for the vale of Evesham Which made me giggle as that s where I went to high school Definitely one I d recommend


  9. Sammy Sammy says:

    This is a must read book for any Doctor Who fan Reading this book will not ruin any episodes or give any spoilers for the rest of the series This story presumably takes place after Vampires in Venice, since Rory and Amy are not married yet Rory keeps using that excuse to try to get himself out of Gealth jail More on that later The Doctor takes the engaged couple to Gealth, a preindustrial planet, but all is not as the Doctor remembers The whole city is enad by a golden metal calle This is a must read book for any Doctor Who fan Reading this book will not ruin any episodes or give any spoilers for the rest of the series This story presumably takes place after Vampires in Venice, since Rory and Amy are not married yet Rory keeps using that excuse to try to get himself out of Gealth jail More on that later The Doctor takes the engaged couple to Gealth, a preindustrial planet, but all is not as the Doctor remembers The whole city is enad by a golden metal called, well, Enamour The Doctor knows that the metal can drive people mad, so he tries to tell the king to return it to wherever they found it During their stay in Gealth, the city comes under attack by another city that wants the Enamour, too This makes the people suspicious of the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, so they are jailed They escape this predicament and solve the problem with the Enamour in true Doctor Who style Will not dissapoint


  10. France-Andrée France-Andrée says:

    I don t know why this wasn t an exciting story, but it never got me enthusiastic It s about a world seduce with a metal called Enamour and the repercussions this love for gold has on it s citizens an old race comes back to get the metal and maybe there will be a war about it or not I don t think the author got the voice of the 11th Doctor right and I know she s able too because she got it right in The Way Through the Wood and I warmly recommend that one , it s just most of the time when I don t know why this wasn t an exciting story, but it never got me enthusiastic It s about a world seduce with a metal called Enamour and the repercussions this love for gold has on it s citizens an old race comes back to get the metal and maybe there will be a war about it or not I don t think the author got the voice of the 11th Doctor right and I know she s able too because she got it right in The Way Through the Wood and I warmly recommend that one , it s just most of the time when The Doctor was talking I could see the 10th and I had to remind me this was an 11th Doctor story Not a lot goes on with Amy and Rory, they almost seem like extras in this story I think if you can only afford one DW book then you should pass on this one


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