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By:Daniel, London
Date:Wednesday 1 February 2006
Rating:   4

After the first two books, this is something of a disappointment - whereas we have had two historicals, this is more in the pure science-fiction vein. If you are following the Timewyrm series, though, it is of course required reading.

Why such a low vote

By:Geoff Burnett, kent
Date:Saturday 12 May 2007
Rating:   8

This is a great story. Great job Nigel.This is well worth a read and I cant help but wonder if people have read the same book. The only thing I dislike was that the book relies on the big bang theory and it is to definate for my liking. The reference to Logopolis is a tad weak. It certainly makes you look forward to the final instalment of the Timewyrm series.

Timewyrm: Apocalypse

By:Mark List, Midland, United States
Date:Sunday 26 July 2009
Rating:   6

This story wasn't bad, but the continual references to the 2nd Doctors incarnation were pointless. I imagine that Nigel Robinson was trying to be "mysterious" and suspenseful, but it fell flat. I found the references pointless and boring.

The plot itsself was enjoyable, but with the distractions of the 2nd Doctor references, I just couldn't get into the story as much as I would have liked.

Without those references I would have rated this book much higher.


By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Thursday 30 June 2022
Rating:   6

The third installment of the Timewyrm tetralogy has a few things going for it. Foremost is that Robinson makes the Timewyrm more fully essential to the story than did the writers of the previous two books. Robinson manages to keep this as a surprise until late, thus a reader goes through the novel wondering "Where is the Timewyrm" and then finds out how important it actually was to the plot. Robinson does pretty well with the Doctor 7 and Ace pairing, with Doctor 7 genuinely caring for Ace but unable to show it, while Ace is uncertain about The Doctor's motivations but still trusts him when times get difficult. Most the other characters have believable, though simple, motivations. For me, the main problem with the book is that Robinson feels he constantly has to spring surprises on the both the readers and the characters. Most of these surprises are monsters that spring up from nowhere to delay our heroes. These scenes come across as devices to make a short story longer, but they really do not add anything of importance to the final product. Robinson also has Ace start a rebellion that ends up getting several natives killed, but never has her face that fact, thus trivializing the rebellion and the deaths. There are other aspects to the novel that give the whole thing an aura of having been quickly written.

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