Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards
Published May 8, 2023
- Title Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket
- Author Justin Richards
- Year 2006
- Genre Science Fiction
Starfall - a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS. The pioneers who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come for the romance of it, or old-fashioned organic mining. Or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint - scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer, bandit. Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint's lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket, the key to eternal life, really exist? With the help of new friends, and to the horror of new enemies, the Doctor and Rose aim to find out.
I was disappointed to realise that the audiobooks I’m listening to are abridged versions, I’d usually avoid abridgements in favour of the full original texts. But then I just got over it because you can’t argue with great readers telling you Doctor Who tales in a reasonable and short time. Hooray! This one was a bit pirate-y but I did like the twist at the end, and the fact that there was a scientific hurdle to the gang managing to get the Tardis away from where they had landed. Pretty good.
Rating: 3 / 5