Doctor Who: Bunker Soldiers

Doctor Who: Bunker Soldiers By Martin Day, A fireball crash lands in the forests of the Ukraine and when the locals investigate, they find what appears to be a metal coffin at the center of the devastation They superstitiously conclude that the casket contains the body of an angel sent to Earth to give hope to the people.Centuries later the Doctor and his companions find themselves trapped in Kiev, 1240 a cityA fireball crash lands in the forests of the Ukraine and when the locals investigate, they find what appears to be a metal coffin at the center of the devastation They superstitiously conclude that the casket contains the body of an angel sent to Earth to give hope to the people.Centuries later the Doctor and his companions find themselves trapped in Kiev, 1240 a city under attack by the Mongols They are enforced guests of the governor, Dmitri, whose assistant Yehven believes that if the coffin is desecrated, then all who threaten us will be destroyed.When the coffin is opened by a group of men, a terrifying, skull faced creature is freed, and kills a member of the group before fleeing A spate of violent deaths ensue but this creature certainly isn t killing indiscriminately How is this creature choosing its victims Where has it come from and most importantly, can the Doctor do anything to halt its murderous trail of destruction. Doctor Who Bunker Soldiers A fireball crash lands in the forests of the Ukraine and when the locals investigate they find what appears to be a metal coffin at the center of the devastation They superstitiously conclude that th

  • Title: Doctor Who: Bunker Soldiers
  • Author: Martin Day
  • ISBN: 9780563538196
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Bunker Soldiers might have made a very good straight historical Doctor Who The setting of the sack of Kiev by the Mongols provides plenty of intrigue, action, and emotion all by itself However, the setting is also a limitation As with The Massacre, in Bunker Soldiers the historical outcome is as inevitable as it is gruesome There is no chance for our heroes to alter events or wrest some good from the situation Kiev will be sacked and half or so of its population slaughtered The situation present [...]

    2. nhwvejournal 810487ml cutid2 return return In some ways a very First Doctor ish story the crew land in Kiev in the year 1240, with the city about to be attacked and sacked by the Mongol hordes, and its defenders internally divided about how best to respond However there is an element from later Who as well under the city lurks an alien killer, working to its own agenda Lots to like in this book the descriptions took me back to my visit to Kiev in late 2005, and there is much good characterisatio [...]

    3. An interesting first doctor story, set around the fall of Kiev to the Mongols in 1240 AD A time and place of history that I wasn t too familiar with, but which did indeed make an interesting historical doctor who tale.This is one of those stories where the early doctor is deliberately avoiding meddling in time or changing history to any great extent, trying to play time tourist, with Dodo and Steven in tow as nearly generic companions throughout the tale.The threat out of time space that becomes [...]

    4. Starts out feeling like it will be a straight historical adventure and then out of nowhere the alien shows up Felt very tacked on and I enjoyed the historical aspects of the book much , as it was a bit of history I knew only a little about.Good characterization of the Tardis crew, but the story didn t work for me.

    5. Fairly well written historical novel set in 1240 Kiev involving the sacking of the city by Mongol hordes The twist comes with a confused alien robot soldier that landed in it s escape pod centuries earlier and is activated during the story seemingly killing in a random manner Not enough of the Doctor in it for me although characters were well written on the whole.

    6. Brilliant stuff Not usually a fan of the historical episodes but I d almost rather the sci fi element of this novel had been left out Best characterisation of the First Doctor I ve ever read and Day really nails the companions voices too Possibly better than many of the episodes they were in poor old Dodo

    7. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo land in Kiev just before the Mongols invade The council is suspicious so ban them from the TARDIS And someone has released a Dark Angel that is killing people If this were a pure historical it would have been really, really good The adding of the alien menace just made it a normal adventure Steven and the Doctor are really well portrayed A good read.

    8. One of the best and epically violent Doctor Who historicalsd a peerless depiction of the 1966 3rd season team of the First Doctor, Steven Dodo Particularly wonderful are the major passages told in the first person, from Steven s p.o.va much under rated character I believe William Hartnell would have LOVED to have sunk his acting teeth into a story such as this.

    9. So this book has three of my favorite things in it Mongols, Doctor Who and weird ass aliens How could I not like it Regardless of the bias, I think it s a well written story that builds nicely to the apocalyptic arrival of the Mongol Horde Some lovely character development with Steven and a bit with Dodo The peripheral characters were pretty interesting as well Very enjoyable story.

    10. Very slow going in the beginning and at first I resisted it a bit since being a first Doctor story I thought it was going to be another historical Thankfully though it picked up considerably by the second half Just enough to push it into the like category for me Good read, not great Probably one of the better stories for a first Doctor one, which are often harder to pull off.

    11. I didn t know what to expect reading about the first Doctor as I don t know that much about him It was a very exciting story, plenty of twists and turns to make you want to find out what was happening next.

    12. Wow What a story I already love the Mongols and the history surrounding their empire and conquests so the setting for me was just perfect The story itself kept me guessing the whole way through and I did not expect the ending at all All in all terrific.

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