Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole

Published September 11, 2023

Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole

Book info

  • Title Doctor Who: Sting of the Zygons
  • Author Stephen Cole
  • Year 2007
  • Genre Science Fiction

The TARDIS lands the Doctor and Martha in the Lake District in 1909, where a small village has been terrorised by a giant, scaly monster. The search is on for the elusive ‘Beast of Westmorland’, and explorers, naturalists and hunters from across the country are descending on the fells. King Edward VII himself is on his way to join the search, with a knighthood for whoever finds the Beast. But there is a more sinister presence at work in the Lakes than a mere monster on the rampage, and the Doctor is soon embroiled in the plans of an old and terrifying enemy. And as the hunters become the hunted, a desperate battle of wits begins – with the future of the entire world at stake...


I was a bit meh about this book, if I’m honest. I liked the juxtaposition of people (hunters, naturalists, etc) searching for a beast, only for there to be a bigger threat than they ever imagined. The Lake District setting is good, but something about the telling of the tale just didn’t quite work for me. But on to the next!

Rating: 2 / 5

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