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By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Saturday 6 September 2003
Rating:   6

So, it had to happen at some point. We had to get the Doctor to meet Hitler. The virtues of the book are that, as with most books and audios about Doctor 6, it is better than most the stories Colin Baker got to act in during the regular run of Doctor Who. The authors use the freedom that novel-writing offers to go back and forth in time convincingly. The plot is perhaps more complicated than it needs to be. There is a nasty twist at the end of the book. Overall, it is quite entertaining.

Good start, dull middle and fair end

By:Clive Wright, Jersey
Date:Tuesday 9 September 2003
Rating:   4

Shadow starts of as a good read until about a third of the way through, then the rambling dialog and tardis, jumping backward and forward lost it all for me. A shame at is started so well, the end pulled it back a little but not enough.


By:will, Fareham, England
Date:Saturday 11 October 2003
Rating:   10

A fantastic Book.
Probaly one of the best if not the best.
The sixth doctor works well without a companion and works well with the Brigader and the mystrey is very well done. 10/10

the coming man (mmmm)

By:tom webster, London
Date:Sunday 23 January 2005
Rating:   10

Another fantastic book (I get the best luck when I buy books). This book keeps you guessing to the stories climactic end. The characters are in their usual style. The sixth Doctor never really got to meet the brig in the actual series, so it was inevitable that he would feature in this story. What really impresses me about this book is the tremendous dedication and research that Richards and Cole have so obviously poured into their writing. Wow!

Complete Utter Trash

By:Nathaniel Maxfield, London
Date:Sunday 6 August 2006
Rating:   1

Justin Richards is a good writer. Stephen Cole is an even better writer. How together they come up with this trash is beyond me.Avoid at all costs.

Absolutely brilliant read!

By:Emma Bowman, Sydney, Australia
Date:Thursday 20 October 2011
Rating:   10

I was skeptical upon starting this book because I am not a huge fan of the Sixth Doctor, but I shouldn't have let my prejudice skew my expectations of this book. This book is now one of my favourite other Doctor novels.

Justin Richards and Stephen Cole write incredibly well together, and not only was I impressed with the excellent quality of the plot development and the speed of the the plot progression, but also the amount of research that the authors had clearly undertaken to do justice to the era and subject matter. They did a marvelous job of designing an intriguing and exciting story around one of the humanity's most evil men, and it is a fantastic ride from start to finish.

What's more, I read this book in mid 2009, and just a couple of months later the news picked up the story that the skull that had originally thought to have been that of Adolf Hitler's had now been identified as a female skull instead, thus casting doubt on the previously accepted circumstances surrounding the death of Hitler. Although a complete coincidence, the timing was astounding and I couldn't help but think of the ending of "The Shadow in the Glass" and wonder. Richards and Cole probably never dreamed that their piece of DW fiction might be closer to the truth than anyone could have guessed at the time of publication.

I do truly recommend this book to all Whovians.


By:Matt Saunders, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Date:Friday 24 February 2012
Rating:   10

This book is simply one of the best of these Past Doctor novels. These guys really should write more together. It's got the Brigadier and the Sixth Doctor in a really clever adventure against Adolf Hitler. Well worth a read and picking up second hand. :)

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