(Wow, I’ve been posting a lot of Doctor Who related things lately, haven’t I?)
“Well, I doubt you’ll ever see a bigger insect.”
Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. ‘Mummy there’s a daddy longlegs in my room!’ Then the screaming starts… Alan Travers is heading home from the pub when something rushes his face – a spider’s web. Then something huge and deadly lumbers from the shadows… Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous.
But it isn’t the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn’t the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. It isn’t an old man’s garbled memories of past dangers that intrigue him.
With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that no one is safe. Not unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War.
The Crawling Terror is the best book I’ve read so far of these three Twelfth Doctor books. I really enjoyed it, though at first I thought the plot line was silly: Giant insects. It ended up not being awful as I predicted, and far from it! It portrayed Clara and the Doctor’s relationship very well, making a wonderful story. Including that, there were moments where you could see everything from the Doctor’s point of view, and then Clara’s; and then from the people surrounding the two friends.
So, giant insects? Yeah. The story is crazy, but kept me on my toes. I could not predict what would happen from the beginning of the book, unlike Silhouette. There seemed to be death at every corner (could the author have Steven Moffat as an inspiration?).
The Doctor seems a bit nicer in this book than what Doctor Who series 8 depicted him. Honestly, I quite like him as Mike Tucker wrote him. The Doctor has to have some kind of soft side to him, hm?
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”