The Doctor finds himself on trial before The Shadow Proclamation where the Crystal is legally returned to Gisella. The Doctor is ready to continue his mission until Gisella betrays him, staying with the Darksmiths. But she accidentally reveals where the Darksmiths are meeting their client. The Doctor arrives on the chosen planet, and becomes involved in an adventure involving missing eyes and souls. Will the Doctor solve the mystery and stop the hand over of the Crystal?
This is easily my favourite of the whole series. It had a fantastic plot that carried the story along at a terrific pace. The end of this book has really moved the story along. I can't wait to discover the end.
I have only one word for Gisella - traitor, and with that word the Doctor once again finds himself on his own. However I didn't really miss Gisella, there wasn't time to. There aren't any other major players in this book, which is a shame because I would've liked to have seen more of Megan from wardrobe. She was a pretty cool character. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Mitra.
In the words of the Doctor, this book is brilliant. It had everything a book needs and more. I even found myself sympathising with the baddie! I only wish the book could have been longer as it could have been developed so much more.
5 stars - If the final two books are anywhere near as good as this one then they're going to be fantastic.
- Book summary from the back of the book
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