Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Feast of the Drowned - Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole's The Feast of the Drowned features the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all hands aboard her are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that Jay, the brother of her old friend, Keisha, was amongst the dead. And then he appears to the two of them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast. As the dead crew of the cruiser being to haunt their loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery. What sank the ship and why? And when the cruiser's wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister force came with it? The river's dark waters are hiding an even darker secret, as is made clear by the fact that the loved ones of the dead sailors are desperately trying to join them, throwing themselves into the Thames.

This novel features one of the most complicated plots in a New Doctor Who Adventures story. The aliens certainly made me feel squeamish - not a book for sensitive readers, I feel ! I don't want to say too much more as I would be giving the plot away, but this book has a lot going for it. It's possible to buy the The Feast of the Drowned Audiobook and to buy The Feast of the Drowned from

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