The Doctor and his new companion, Gisella have escaped the robot agent and the rampaging Dreadbringers. The Doctor, more than ever, wants the Crystal destroyed and must find the Crystal's creator, Varlos. But Varlos has been dead for years. The Doctor and Gisella must travel back in time to Paris to find clues to Varlos' whereabouts. Will they find him in time or will the Darksmiths finally capture the Doctor?
This book isn't as good as previous ones in the series, in fact it's one of the weakest in the series. I t had a really good premise and could have been one of the best so I was slightly disapppointed. There's no denying the steady pace of the book though and that the author made reference to events that had happened on TV.
Gisella had one of her major reveals at the end of this story. I kind of saw it coming but was still surprised by parts of it. Once again the Doctor's portrayal is really good. Other characters just blended into the story and didn't really stand out to me. I did like Nicholas though.
Overall the characterizations of the major characters is better than the actual plot. I struggled to really get into the story and it didn't really hold my attention.
3.5 stars - It's not the best, but then again it's not the worst either. The great characterizations are what stopped me from giving this 3.
- Book summary from the back of the book
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