Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By
by Dan Abnett
Plot Summary:The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They're trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It's almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?
An adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory.
Review:This was a fun new adventure! The Morphans' Earth origins highlights some interesting aspects of our culture and how things can be misinterpreted after so many generations of passing on the information. It's also frustrating because the Morphans can be so close-minded! But it makes the scenes where the Doctor can make a difference in the Morphans' lives that much more meaningful.
The banter between the Doctor, Amy and Rory was great but sometimes it killed the pace of the action-y parts in the story for me. It seemed like the characters should have focused more on the danger at hand sometimes. But I did like a few humorous moments and it didn't kill my enjoyment of the story.
The story has quite a few surprises and it did a pretty good job capturing the voices of the Doctor and his companions (there were a few times when it did feel a little off though). It also features an old TV show villain and I love when the books tie into the canon of the show. This was a very entertaining story that kept me interested throughout and I recommend it to the Who fans!