Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

For thousands of years, epic stories have been passed down from Time Lord to student, generation to generation. The truth of these tales was lost millennia ago, but the myths and legends themselves are timeless.

These are the most enduring of those tales. From the princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara, to the Vardon Horse of Xeriphin, these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet. Myths hold up a mirror to our past, present and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes and fears.

A collection of epic adventures from the Time Lords’ mist-covered past, Myths and Legends is an unforgettable gallery of heroes and villains, gods and monsters.

A collection of short stories to thrill Doctor Who fans and with any type of collection like this there will be some you love more than others but all have that distinct flavor we come to expect when exploring the universe through the eyes of THE DOCTOR.

We get to revisit battle with the much loved Daleks along with a host of enemies from both the Classic Era and New. You’re treated to an intrepid examination of the Timelord history dotted with heroes and Mythical Timelords that will leave you drooling over the pages.

This is a wonderful way to introduce the wonder and mysticism of the Timelords to younger generations and makes for a fun way to wile away the hours for those who can recite the Doctors in order.

There is a TON of information, history and characters that will be exploding out from this novel to the point you practically need index cards to keep everything straight. Each story is written in a manner that makes them easy to read with a fluctuation between light plots for any type of audience to ones full of darkness that will have you thinking on deeper levels. Despite the shortness of each story they somehow still manage to feel full of context, deep world building and excellent character development.

You can skip around to read them in whatever order you would like as they are self-contained which allows you to take an afternoon to go through the whole thing in one sitting or stretch out the excitement by reading them piecemeal.

Word of caution: this collection isn’t so much about The Doctor as the world in which they inhabit. Temper your expectation lest you be disappointed and do not take time to enjoy this for what it has to offer.

Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House UK for allowing me to review this!

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