Doctor Who: Winner Takes All
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth to visit Rose's mum, and become intrigued by the latest craze -- the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is... show more
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth to visit Rose's mum, and become intrigued by the latest craze -- the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers - on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end - and win?
Publish date: May 19th 2005
Publisher: BBC Books
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
Series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures (#3)
If you're in your forties, this book will probably feel a lot to you like the plot of The Last Starfighter. Desperate to gain an upper hand on the Mantodeans, the Quevvils, who look like giant porcupines have distributed a video game, promising humans vacations and fabulous prizes if they play it. I...
2.5 stars. Pretty enjoyable in general--with Rose making herself useful and all--but the parts with Mickey felt more like plot devices than really ¨believable¨ (as far things get believable in the Whoverse anyway), and the aliens were, uh, ridiculous. Not supposed to be, OK. Still. Giant porcupines ...
While the premise of this novel and the aliens are a bit silly, I think this book did better than any Doctor Who novel I've read thus far in accurately portraying the characters; their voices definitely shine through. The mostly present-day-Earth based setting added nice accessibility to the plot as...
The Doctor and Rose land on Earth to visit Rose’s mother. What they find is a new video game, “Death to Mantodeans”, that is not as harmless and innocent as it looks like. This video game is a prize to be given to people who find a message in a card.Winning in the video game is almost impossible. In...
This is a rescue Rose story but Rose kinda rescues herself. Much like the series. I like the underlined horror in this one not described but imagined. What awaited the "winner" in the game you could imagine vividly. I know I did. This was my last Nine and Rose book. I still had a Nine, Rose, Jack le...