The Spear of Destiny Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E Shorts #3 Read ✓ 6



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  1. says:

    What this tiny celebration of the third era of Doctor Who does well lies in its tick box referencing of the tropes that defined the Pertwee years The characters are simply drawn but instantly recognisable particularly Pertwee's Doctor The Brigadier and UNIT flash by in the background Bessie makes an appearance the Master strokes his beard and cackles if you know the show you'll feel that all is present and correct Where the story falters in its brevity There are a lot of potentially interesting things thrown into the mix and to a fault they're all dropped as soon as the Doctor races on to the next place he needs to be A paramilitary force in a museum? Dropped The Time Lords scooping up powerful artifacts? Dropped The origins of Norse myth? Dropped The actual reason why a spear has become a powerful artifact in the first place is it something to do with the birth of Christianity or is that just thrown in? Dropped None of that does this fast paced adventure any harm but it feels like a bit of a waste as though all the best bits of a brilliant novel have been sliced away to focus on the running around Still it's all good fun very nicely revitalising the Doctor's third life for younger readers and hitting some nostalgic notes for fans who have been around for a bit longer


  2. says:

    This is the third short story in the 50th Anniversary event presenting 11 stories each with a different doctor This is the turn of the Third Doctor His companion in the adventure is Jo Grant Also there is a brief cameo of the Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart but since he is not a companion per se but as an ally of the Doctor There isn't problem in the apparent rule in this short story event of using just one companion per doctorThe GoodAgain as in the tale of the Second Doctor here everything is good Even better Since this is an engaging adventure with development and content than the second short story Also there are priceless humorous moments that it makes the reading even richer Moreover it's evident that this short story reuired researching to support the historical background presented in the plotNew villains Vikings I loved that the short story resulted in a historical adventure travelling back in time to a recognizable time periodThe adventure starts in 1973 and I felt an instant bond to it since it was the year that I born so it was cool to read about something happening when I born sort of speak The short story must be set in some point after the TV episode The Three Doctors but before of The Green Death not only because it's clearly stated that they are in 1973 and having Jo as his companion but also because the Third Doctor already knows how to operate the time space functions of the TARDISThe BadNothingThe OddAlso Nothing Marcus Sedgwick the author showed an accurate management of the elements in the particular period of the Third Doctor So I didn't notice anything odd in this great short story


  3. says:

    I really enjoyed this one It featured the Third Doctor and Jo on a uest to track down the magical spear of Odin Written really well and I enjoyed the Vikings being woven through the tale


  4. says:

    Jon Pertwee is possibly my favourite Doctor There I’ve said it Okay I could do without the Venusian karate and some of the plots are baggy and Jo Grant – although cute – asks us to believe that The Doctor would be happy with a simpleton for a companion But I do like the love of science the heart on the sleeve compassion and the derring do nature of this incarnation As for the oft criticised high handedness well surely a highly advanced alien creature would be a bit supercilious if trapped with us primitive humans I even – Lord help me – uite like the fashionsThis story though is something of a disappointment Yes the author does capture Pertwee’s voice Jo Grant is as ditsy as ever and there is an appearance by The Master I don’t think that counts as a spoiler fans will see it sign posted but the tale itself is slight There are Vikings ancient and powerful weapons and heavily armed security guards in central London but I never felt much of a sense of jeopardy Now we all know that The Doctor like James Bond will ultimately survive but a good Doctor Who story needs to make us believe that perhaps maybe this time he won’t Otherwise it just becomes a shaggy dog story and two thousand years in the past is a long way to travel for a shaggy dog story


  5. says:

    The Third Doctor short fiction this month was an enjoyable but simple romp featuring Jo and UNIT Although the plot was simple it read awfully like an old Terrance Dicks novelisation and felt like it was a product of that era There is a bit of action a maystery Jo getting into trouble and a surprise guestwho does fit into the story and era uite wellPossibly on par with the uality of the Second Doctor story A great little distraction on a Sunday morning


  6. says:

    Doctor Who Vikings Norse gods just cant be better then this Excelent short story


  7. says:

    The Spear of Destiny is a third Doctor adventure This is easily the best of the e book series so far as it fits into its era seamlessly which is always what I am looking for in a Doctor Who story and the depiction of the regulars from the era that it is set are pitch perfect and to use an oft used phrase you can imagine Pertwee and Manning speaking the lines It is set after The Three Doctors as the Doctor is now able to freely travel in the TARDIS and features the Doctor on a mission for the Time Lords to steal an exhibit the titular spear from a museum which is in fact much powerful and dangerous that it was considered to be Of course things don't go to plan and the Doctor has to change his initial plans and get hold of the spear another way the way that only he can This story is slightly longer than the previous two e books and I think that the extra length allows there to be much a story and the result is much better It also reads like a TARGET novelisation of a story from that era would as this is definitely a story that would not seem out of place in the original TV series


  8. says:

    Well this was fun My one and only gripe about this was that it was so short Yes I know these stories all are and they're supposed to be but I'd have loved for this particular one to be longer Especially as it felt a little bit unbalanced as if setting up the story as well as explaining this incarnation of the Doctor and his circumstances to newyoung readers not familiar with him took up considerably time and was actually detailed and satisfying in a way than the endingresolution which all happened a bit too suddenlyBut that aside I loved it The Third Doctor was recognisably himself Jo was adorable the Master's appearance while far too brief was appreciated and there were some really lovely moments with the Doctor and Jo


  9. says:

    Perfectly captures the personalities of the Third Doctor and Jo and manages to be feel like a typical story of the period and still be a bit surprising The writing is strong and even overall the best short Who story I've read so far and I'm glad they did so well by one of my favorite Doctors


  10. says:

    35I've never seen an episode with this Doctor so I think I missed uite a few references However I still enjoyed this and it's about Norwegian gods so that's awesome


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The Spear of Destiny Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E Shorts #3

Review The Spear of Destiny Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E Shorts #3

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to track down the magical spear of Odin when they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes But on. This is the third short story in the 50th Anniversary event presenting 11 stories each with a different doctor This is the turn of the Third Doctor His companion in the adventure is Jo Grant Also there is a brief cameo of the Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart but since he is not a companion per se but as an ally of the Doctor There isn't problem in the apparent rule in this short story event of using just one companion per doctorThe GoodAgain as in the tale of the Second Doctor here everything is good Even better Since this is an engaging adventure with development and content than the second short story Also there are priceless humorous moments that it makes the reading even richer Moreover it's evident that this short story reuired researching to support the historical background presented in the plotNew villains Vikings I loved that the short story resulted in a historical adventure travelling back in time to a recognizable time periodThe adventure starts in 1973 and I felt an instant bond to it since it was the year that I born so it was cool to read about something happening when I born sort of speak The short story must be set in some point after the TV episode The Three Doctors but before of The Green Death not only because it's clearly stated that they are in 1973 and having Jo as his companion but also because the Third Doctor already knows how to operate the time space functions of the TARDISThe BadNothingThe OddAlso Nothing Marcus Sedgwick the author showed an accurate management of the elements in the particular period of the Third Doctor So I didn't notice anything odd in this great short story An Introduction To Practical Biochemistry up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes But on. This is the third short story in the 50th Anniversary event presenting 11 stories each with a different doctor This is the turn of the Third Doctor His companion in the adventure is Jo Grant Also there is a brief cameo of the Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart but since he is not a companion per se but as an ally of the Doctor There isn't problem in the apparent rule in this short story event of Kleist, Moos, Fasane using just one companion per doctorThe GoodAgain as in the tale of the Second Doctor here everything is good Even better Since this is an engaging adventure with development and content than the second short story Also there are priceless humorous moments that it makes the reading even richer Moreover it's evident that this short story reuired researching to support the historical background presented in the plotNew villains Vikings I loved that the short story resulted in a historical adventure travelling back in time to a recognizable time periodThe adventure starts in 1973 and I felt an instant bond to it since it was the year that I born so it was cool to read about something happening when I born sort of speak The short story must be set in some point after the TV episode The Three Doctors but before of The Green Death not only because it's clearly stated that they are in 1973 and having Jo as his companion but also because the Third Doctor already knows how to operate the time space functions of the TARDISThe BadNothingThe OddAlso Nothing Marcus Sedgwick the author showed an accurate management of the elements in the particular period of the Third Doctor So I didn't notice anything odd in this great short story

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E of the Vikings is even dangerous than he appears to be Can the Doctor stop the spear getting into the wrong hands before it’s too lateEleven Doctors eleven months el. Doctor Who Vikings Norse gods just cant be better then this Excelent short story

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Even stories a year long celebration of Doctor Who The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own uniue adventure about the time travelling Time Lor. Well this was fun My one and only gripe about this was that it was so short Yes I know these stories all are and they're supposed to be but I'd have loved for this particular one to be longer Especially as it felt a little bit unbalanced as if setting up the story as well as explaining this incarnation of the Doctor and his circumstances to newyoung readers not familiar with him took up considerably time and was actually detailed and satisfying in a way than the endingresolution which all happened a bit too suddenlyBut that aside I loved it The Third Doctor was recognisably himself Jo was adorable the Master's appearance while far too brief was appreciated and there were some really lovely moments with the Doctor and Jo