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The Price of Paradise by Colin Brake
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A decent enough Rose/Ten novel, based a little bit on Planet of Evil with human invaders disrupting a world that should have been left to itself. A couple of references to the Doctor's friendship with Shakespeare (this is pre-The Shakespeare Code). ( )
  nwhyte | Jul 4, 2009 |
A reasonably simple story about aliens affecting a planet. Follows on from the sub genre of "living planet" stories and is possibly a bit obvious if you have read some of the sort before.
But the characters are good, bar one notable red shirt, and it is an enjoyable read. ( )
  munchkinstein | Oct 13, 2008 |
This was the first Doctor Who book I've read and it was fairly good. The Doctor and Rose Tyler come across a planet where the perfect eco-system has gone out of whack and is doing its best to expel what it considers foreign matter from the planet. For those of you who have seen the series 4 episodes "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead" may see some parallels in this book.

The real strength in this book, like in "The Stone Rose," is that we have Rose away from the Doctor for a good part of the story and we see how capable she is as a companion. Unfortunately, there is no real character development beyond what is already established in the television series. It's a good, overall romp with the Doctor and Rose at the helm, but unlike "The Resurrection Casket," it doesn't explore anything new or unanswered. Definitely worth the price if you want to kick back and relax for a couple of hours. ( )
  DQBunny | Sep 9, 2008 |
the doctor wasnt mentioned much
  sgo | May 19, 2008 |
An interesting premise that was very poorly executed. Of all the Doctor Who books I've read, this ranks as my least favorite. The writing is juvenile at best, cringe-worthy at worst.

The biggest flaws for me, however, were the characterizations of both the Doctor and Rose. They spend half the book separated from one another, in dangerous circumstances, and neither one of them seems to have the slightest worry about the other. Very out-of-character for both. ( )
  BookishRuth | May 7, 2008 |
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It was another perfect day in paradise.
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Laylora - the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land... Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives' ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themsleves in a race against time to find out...

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The Paradise Planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land.

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