Book Review – Doctor Who: The Empire of Glass

  • Title: The Empire of Glass
  • Series: Virgin Publishing Missing Doctor Adventures
  • Author: Andrew Lane
  • Characters: First Doctor, Steven, Vicki
  • Date Reviewed on GoodReads: 1/26/2017

The Doctor, Steven, and Vicki land the TARDIS in 17th century Venice, the Empire of Glass, and meet Shakespeare (currently a spy for King James the First of England and Sixth of Scotland), William Marlowe who isn’t quite as dead as Shakespeare thought he was, Galileo, and another Time Lord from Gallifrey who is hosting intergalactic arms limitation talks on a hidden island in Venice.

This story is short, barely over 200 pages in the e-book version, and a thorough romp. There are plenty of fights in bars, kidnappings, chases, mistaken identity (a cardinal looks very like the Doctor, apparently, so the two keep getting mistaken for each other by everyone), misunderstandings, and even a duel. It’s a fun and quick read. Even the opening chapter describing the infamous Lost Colony is successfully tied in by the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was so much fun.

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