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Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctoris soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston's historic career... The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game. With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them? An adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and his companion Peri… (mais)
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I love it when the Doctor and his companions in this case Peri go back into Earths history.

In this case The 6th Doctor and Peri follow the historical line of Sir Winston Churchill. This even though partially fictional was really interesting. Again Terrance Dicks did a fantastic portrayal of the 6th Doctor and Peri. ( )
  dookdragon87 | Oct 25, 2021 |
Very good story and I actually learned about Winston Churchill. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | Jun 14, 2021 |
This was one of the novels brought out especially for the 50th anniversary. It's set during world war II, and follows the Doctor and Perri as they do battle with a strange game-playing alien race that, in this instance, use the people of earth as pawns in a huge game; A war-game in this case, as it turns out. A few characters from history worth mentioning include Winston Churchill, who is portrayed as a real have-a-go hero type, and none other than Adolf Hitler himself as he plans to take England.

All of this is actually just a war-by-proxy and everything we see happening is planned and instigated by the mysterious Players. It's a wonderful premise and the world war setting with it's actual historical figures just add to the interest.

Very good. ( )
  SFGale | Mar 23, 2021 |
When his companion Peri demands elegance for their next destination, the Doctor sets the coordinates for London in 1900 to enjoy the season there. Instead the TARDIS arrives in South Africa, just in time to witness a Boer ambush of a train containing British soldiers accompanied by a young war correspondent named Winston Churchill — whose life the Doctor saves after he is nearly assassinated by a mysterious man with a rifle. Captured along with Churchill by the Boers, the Doctor and Peri soon discover a second unknown individual, this one working to aid in Churchill's escape. Realizing that there are people involved whom he encountered when he met Churchill during his second incarnation, the Doctor travels to London in 1936 to get to the bottom of the mystery, one that soon involves stopping a plot that threatens the course of all of human history!

I must confess that I approached this novel with a degree of ambivalence, given that the Sixth Doctor is by far my least favorite version of the character and a storyline involving Winston Churchill was one primed to fail. This was a mistake on my part, as I should have taken into consideration that the author was Terrance Dicks, arguably the most prolific writer of Doctor Who media in the history of the franchise. In his experienced hands what could have been a name-checking tale involving an off-putting central character is instead a rollicking adventure spanning across four decades of one of the most adventurous lives in human history. In this it represents everything that a first-rate Doctor Who novel should be, and one that other authors in the franchise should turn to when dealing with some of the more awkward elements in the long-running series. ( )
  MacDad | Mar 27, 2020 |
As far as time travel stories go, this one ticks a particularly large number of boxes for me. It takes in the Boer War (an under-discussed conflict in time travel, at least in my experience), Winston Churchill, and England during the inter-war years, with a major thread about the 1936 abdication crisis. And running through all this is a group known as the Players, who get their jollies by travelling through time and messing with human history. In this story it is the (Sixth) Doctor's job to thwart their callous games, with the assistance of Peri.

I tore through this in a couple of days and really enjoyed it. Lately I've gone off alternate histories involving WW2, but in this case the story was set in the years leading up to WW2. This meant that, while the idea of the Players succeeding in creating their alternate history was horrifying, the story was still in the real world, which made it easier to handle.

Another bonus was the flashback set during the First World War, in which the Doctor was actually the Second Doctor. It was like getting two Doctors for the price of one!

I would recommend this book if you like the historical Doctor Who stories or want to check out an adventure involving the Sixth Doctor. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Aug 2, 2015 |
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Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctoris soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston's historic career... The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game. With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them? An adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and his companion Peri

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