Doctor Who by Justin Richards
Martha in the Mirror

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Castle Extremis - whoever holds it can control the provinces either side that have been at war for centuries. Now the castle is about to play host to the signing of a peace treaty. But as the Doctor and Martha find out, not everyone wants the war to end.

Who is the strange little girl who haunts the castle? What is the secret of the book the Doctor finds, its pages made from thin, brittle glass? Who is the hooded figure that watches from the shadows? And what is the secret of the legendary Mortal Mirror?

The Doctor and Martha don't have long to find the answers - an army is on the march, and the castle will soon be under siege once more...

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.


About Justin Richards

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Justin Richards is the Creative Consultant for the BBC's range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself. As well as writing for stage, screen and audio, he is also the author of The Invisible Detective and Time Runners series of novels for children, and Agent Alfie for younger readers. As well as collaborating with thriller writer Jack Higgins, he writes standalone novels for older children including The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, and The Parliament of Blood. Justin lives in Warwick, with his wife, two children and a nice view of the castle.
Published March 30, 2010 by BBC Digital. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although Richards works with BBC to match the books to the television show, meaning he often sees scripts and rough cuts of episodes before the public, the larger arcs would likely date the books too much and limit the potential readership, whereas they can currently just be picked up and enjoyed...

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Seattle PI

With BBC's Doctor Who back in full swing on the tele, one can be forgiven for thinking that 45 minutes or so of time spent with the Doctor every week just isn't enough.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

Linked to the finale of the current run of Doctor Who, this is an unusual novella for the BBC range, a first-person hard-boiled narrative courtesy of a certain Melody Malone (aka… well, if you don’t know, I’m not going to spoil it for you).

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SciFi Online

There’s danger and adventure aplenty for the Doctor and Rose Tyler as they become embroiled with: an ancient Roman mystery involving a missing boy, a clairvoyant girl and a 2000-year-old statue of Rose;

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SciFi Online

Just as the television series has had an overhaul, so too have the Doctor Who hardback novels, which now boast a new Doctor, a new companion, new fonts and a new logo.

Apr 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Doctor Who: Martha in the Mirror

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