Book Review: Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels

The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That’s when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star’s amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy’s glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act – but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel. Whatever you do – don’t blink!

The quick read books are a bit of a double edged sword, on one hand they’re only 128 pages so it’s great for a short train journey, on the other, if you get an interesting story it can feel incredibly rushed. As the Doctor Who quick reads go this is quite decent. The weeping angels were used well and the characterisation and dialogue of our dynamic trio feels authentic, which is something that has plagued a few previous Doctor Who books.

Whilst it’s not a groundbreaking book it makes for an enjoyable read.