Right, so you remember a little while ago I wrote a blog post about Doctor Who; specifically, how we needed more women writing it before the Doctor regenerated into a woman? It was, alarmingly, one of the most popular posts I’ve ever done.
Well, today sees the launch of Doctor Who: Dark Horizons by Jenny T. Colgan, an Eleventh Doctor story featuring Vikings, mysterious goings on, and the Doctor’s ongoing quest for a decent chess game and a reasonable cup of tea. Check out the blurb below:
“We need to reach out. We need to continue the line…”
On a windswept northern shore, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path – yet the burned still speak.
The Doctor encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; but at least they have the Doctor on their side… Don’t they?
I’m reading it myself at the moment – Dark Horizons is very fast paced and funny, and Colgan totally gets Eleven. It’s reminding me why he’s my favourite Doctor (review to follow on later!)
I have a copy of Dark Horizons to give away, and because I haven’t really done a competition on here before, there’s going to be two ways to win! Hooray! You can either find me on twitter (@sennydreadful) and retweet my Doctor Who competition tweet, or you can leave a comment on this blog. Tell me your favourite Doctor Who moment. The winner will be picked randomly tomorrow and I’ll pop it in the post to you! (UK only, I’m afraid)
So go go go!