Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

by Richard Dinnick


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For thousands of years, epic stories have been passed down from Time Lord to student, generation to generation. The truth of these tales was lost millennia ago, but the myths and legends themselves are timeless.

These are the most enduring of those tales. From the princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara, to the
Vardon house of Xeriphin, these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet. Myths hold up a mirror to our past,
present, and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes and fears.

A collection of epic adventures from the Time Lords' mist-covered past, Myths and Legends is an unforgettable gallery of heroes and villains, gods and monsters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785942495
Publisher: Penguin Group Uk
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Richard Dinnick is a British screenwriter, novelist, and audio playwright.

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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"No need for alarm. Or guards for that matter, I don't really like guards. They're always locking me up. And I'm always escaping." I've had the opportunity to read one other Doctor Who collection, the American Adventures. I really enjoyed that one. I get that these stories are simple in their writing, but I think that works well in order to offer them to younger, perhaps Middle Grade, readers. In this collection of Myths and Legends, my favorites included The Mondas Touch and The Angels of Vengeance. For Doctor Who fans (and fans of Greek mythology), as soon as each story begins, I think they can figure out where it's headed. For those unfamiliar with the various races or planets, it may be more of a surprise. Either way, it's a fun read. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because though I did enjoy some of the stories, I didn't like all of them. However, I really do like the concept of the Doctor Who world influenced by Greek mythology: Medusa,  the Argonauts, Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, and Hercules and the Hydra. There are more, but I don't want to spoil the entire collection for you. The title alone "myths and legends" should give the reader a vague idea of what to expect.  I think classic fans and new fans alike will enjoy these short stories because they cover original races as well as new: the Macra, the Daleks, the Racnoss, the Great Ones and the Weeping Angels (to name a few). However, if they are looking to read adventures of the Doctor, they might be disappointed. The Mondas Touch has the Doctor, but most of the other stories are events that happen without his meddling. That isn't a problem though. What is an issue happens to be the storytelling itself. Some stories end too quickly while others seem to drag on too long with a lot of telling and less showing. I don't need the Doctor to be involved in everything (or even the Time Lords, for that matter). I really like the stories involving creatures from old episodes and with the mixture of myths into this world, it really is fun to read. I recommended this book for any Doctor Who fan. They'll enjoy it, though they might skim past a story or two.