|By:||Simon A. Forward|
|Rating: || 5.9 (66 votes) Vote here|
|Review: ||An Overcomplicated Mess Read more (5 in total)|
|Released: ||October 2003|
|Publisher: ||BBC Books|
“Love! Surely one of the most destructive forces in the universe. There’s nothing a man — or woman — won’t do for true love."
1812 — The Vishenkov household, along with the rest of Moscow, faces the advance of Napoleon Bonaparte. At their heart is the radiant Dusha, a source of inspiration — and more besides — for them all. But family friend, Captain Padorin, is acting like a man possessed — by the Devil.
2024 — Fitz is under interrogation regarding a burglary and fire at the Kremlin. The Doctor has disappeared in the flames. Colonel Bugayev is investigating a spate of antique thefts on top of which he now has a time-travel mystery to unravel.
5000 — Lord General Razum Kinzhal is ready to set in motion the final stages of a world war. More than the enemy, his fellow generals of the Icelandic Alliance fear what such a man might do in peacetime.
What can bridge these disparate events in time? Love will find a way. But the Doctor must find a better alternative. Before love sets the world on fire.
This is another in the series of original adventures for the Eighth Doctor.