A wedding on the planet Koturia turns out to be a far more dangerous proposition than the Sixth Doctor and Peri ever expected. It marks the return of a formidable old foe whose genius matches the Doctor's. Can the Doctor outwit this villain, save Peri and stop the wedding in time?
American fantasy author Richelle Mead puts her own twist on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space.
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After years of reading on the Nook, a friend got me a Kindle as a present. I decided to try it out and the first thing I purchased was the Doctor Who short story Something Borrowed. The Sixth Doctor is my favorite, and I got into the story very quickly.
The author tells the story from Peri's perspective, and she easily finds Peri's voice. She's spot on. The Doctor seems a little "off" in parts of the story, but it's just a couple spots, while the rest is spot on.
I was already interested in the story based on it being Six, but I was even more drawn in when the villain was revealed. Hints were dropped early on, and I had a feeling, but dismissed the idea. The villain was by far my favorite of Six's era, though that's a pretty extensive group of bad guys - Sil, the Master, the Rani, Cybermen, Davros, the Daleks, the twins, among others. Unless it's the Cybs or the Daleks, people tend to forget the monsters. I was thrilled when the monster here was revealed,...
Honestly, being perfectly in character is a lot harder to achieve than it looks, since I've read scores of Doctor Who adventures from the 7th Doctor New Adventures, to the BBC past Doctor and 8th Doctor stories, to the Virgin past Doctor books, and very few of them can achieve getting all the characters to sound like the original characters from the series (usually they only manage to achieve one or 3 out of four, though once in a while they manage to nail all the characters). I could easily picture Peri and the Doctor both speaking all the lines from this story. And the story flowed easily without being overly technical (quite a few of the previous books I've read seem like they use techical as filler and just have fun rattling off details, while I'm usually just waiting for them to get on with the story), though getting used to it being in first person was a bit of a challenge. I even loved the Rani (but of course I would since she's one of my very favorite villains). Yes, I shall...
The sixth Doctor's time on television was brief and as such is often overlooked or dismissed by the average viewer of classic Who. I was elated to find the author of 'Something Borrowed' to not be in that camp. Indeed I would say that for the detail in both of the main characters and the mention of the sonic lance Richelle Mead would have to be a fan. The only thing that I might not have liked was the setting of the story being an extraterrestrial Las Vegas except that it is so cheesy as to be absolutely appropriate for the sixth doctor and his time on the program.
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