Thursday, November 5, 2015
Twisty-turny Doctor Who Fun: Royal Blood
Of the three Doctor Who books I have reviewed recently, this has been my favorite.
1) It has the all-important voice of the characters. When you can hear the voices of the actors in your head speaking just as the author writes, you know you are in for a good time.
2) It has a reasonable plot. Yeah, Doctor Who doesn't have to make rational sense, but it's always helpful when it does. When the author takes you from point A to point B in a logical progression, you can just sit and relax and enjoy the story.
3) It does have fun plot twists, though. Like the ambassador with a secret and the thing you're searching for being right beside you the entire time. It makes for a very entertaining read.
There is a bit of a surprise environmental message at the very end, but it seems as if the author was conscious of it and successfully minimized the preachy-ness. I might not have even caught it if I didn't read preachy blogs for a living.
All in all, a very good book. If one is to read all of the newly released "Glamour Chronicles," I'd recommend this one first since it is the best and it doesn't completely revolve around the Glamour like the other two do. It offers a good, brief introduction to this enormously powerful weapon that is the subject of the other two books.
I got the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review through my membership in Blogging for Books. I highly recommend this program if you want to get some books free in exchange for writing about them.