It features the Tenth Doctor and his companion Martha Jones. This paperback is part of the Quick Reads Initiative sponsored by the UK government, to encourage literacy. It has a similar look to BBC Books ' other new series adventures , except for its much shorter word count, being a paperback and not being numbered as part of the same series. To date it is the one of only five novels based upon the revived series that have not been published in hardcover : the first, I am a Dalek , was published in May ; the second, Made of Steel , was published in March ; the fourth, The Sontaran Games , was published in February ; and the fifth, Code of the Krillitanes , was published in March These four books are also part of the Quick Reads Initiative. The book sees the return of the Judoon , who were first seen in the third series episode " Smith and Jones ", and again in " The Stolen Earth ".
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Doctor Who by Terrance Dicks. Together they head for the castle to see the king - only to find that Balmoral Castle is gone, leaving just a hole in the ground. The Doctor realises it is the work of the Judoon - a race of ruthless intergalactic mercenary space police.
While Martha and Carruthers seek answers in London, the Doctor finds himself in what should be the most deserted place on Earth - and he is not alone. With help from Arthur Conan Doyle, the Doctor and his friends discover a plot to take over the world.
With time running out, who will fall victim to the revenge of the Judoon? Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Doctor Who: Quick Reads 3. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Doctor Who , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon.
Mar 10, Jim C rated it liked it. Actual rating is 2. This is a short story that takes place in the Doctor Who universe. In this one, the Doctor and Martha travel back to the early 's England and discover that a castle has disappeared.
This leads them on an adventure to find the missing castle. These books are short as they are about one hundred pages. They are quick to the point and not much for character growth. This one did not add much to this universe as we have seen this before.
An alien race wants to conquer Ear Actual rating is 2. An alien race wants to conquer Earth. Been there, done that. I liked the portrayal of the Doctor as I had no problem envisioning David Tennant and I had no problem with Martha's portrayal.
The only prorblem I had with the characters were the Judoon. They were secondary characters and they really had nothing to do with the overall story.
You will be disappointed if you expecting to read about them. Like I said this was a quick read and a serviceable story. I don't expect much from these Quickread books. I just expect to had a fun little quick adventure in this universe which this book did. I did think the title was misleading as I was expecting more of a Judoon adventure.
Jul 26, Riina Y. Wonderful story! Oh and the Doctor, of course. How much better can it get, really? View 2 comments. Jan 06, Emily Ross rated it did not like it Shelves: doctor-who , reviewed , reading-challenge.
I found this pretty disappointing. The plot is nowhere near new or interesting, the Judoon are background characters and the plot resolution was absolutely terrible.
At least the characters were alright. Sep 21, Jamie rated it did not like it. Doctor Who tie in fiction released as part of the Quick Reads initiative, this is an extremely bog standard aliens-want-to-take-over-the-Earth plot set in Don't be fooled by the title, the Judoon barely feature and when they do its almost as though budget limitations have carried over to print form, its only right at the very end that one of them takes his helmet off. The plot, scant as it is sees the Doctor trying to track down Balmoral castle which has vanished in a cloud of upwards rain Doctor Who tie in fiction released as part of the Quick Reads initiative, this is an extremely bog standard aliens-want-to-take-over-the-Earth plot set in The plot, scant as it is sees the Doctor trying to track down Balmoral castle which has vanished in a cloud of upwards rain whilst Martha and an Edwardian solider are in London in search of the bad guys.
The Doctor and Martha sort of sound like themselves but not quite enough to be convincing, both seem to have accents from the Dick Van Dyke school of Cockney Rhyming Slang. Far worse however are the Edwardian characters including King Edward VII himself who all sound far too modern and casual. Aliens try to take over the planet and the King seems barely taken aback and though he was one of the oldest Kings to ascend the throne he doesn't come across as a 60ish year old.
At a mere ish pages I breezed through it in 2 hours though this was helped by the fact that there virtually was no story and it more or less switches off once the page count has run out. Terrance Dicks is the Elder Statesman of Doctor Who fiction and can dash off an adventure in his sleep. Alas that's exactly what appears to have happened here with this utterly pedestrian and instantly forgettable story. A very quick and easy read. This was more a short story than a novel and the title is a bit misleading.
The Judoon are background characters in the thin plot of an alien race bent on taking over the world. Despite that, this is a fun, fast read for anyone who wants a Doctor Who fix. Feb 21, Chris rated it liked it. The book was good for a short story. The title is a bit of a misnomer because the Judoon are secondary characters at best.
The writing was ok, the dialog at some points was pretty bad though and honestly I expected better from Terrance Dicks. While I was somewhat entertained while I read it, it's definitely not a book that would go down as "One to remember".
Luckily there are plenty of other Doctor Who books that are. Jun 03, Bab rated it liked it. Nice little thing. More like 3. Dec 27, Brooklyn Tayla rated it really liked it Shelves: my-own-book-collection , fantasy , doctor-who , december-reads I loved this! Nov 25, Jenevieve rated it really liked it Shelves: kids. Review first posted on My Blog. It's and the Doctor and Martha run into Captain Carruthers, a friend of King Edward VII, who invites them back to Balmoral Castle to meet him but when they arrive where the castle should be, it's not there.
The Doctor soon figures out that this is the work of the Judoon and he goes off in the TARDIS to try and find the King and castle while Martha heads to London with Captain Carruthers to try and figure out who is behind the disappearance. While in London, sh Review first posted on My Blog. While in London, she is introduced to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a mysterious society he is part of, a society that gave him a present for the King which he dutifully delivered not that long ago.
Meanwhile, the Doctor has found the castle in the desert surrounded by Judoon. Now he must try and figure out who is ordering them and why such a normally honorable and rule-bound race would be interfering with the human race in this manner. Then he just needs to figure out how to fix it all and put things back the way he knows they should be. I always like the 10th Doctor and Martha and this story definitely seemed to get their voices right. It's a QuickReads so there isn't a lot of depth or description, basically a bare bones story but it worked nicely.
Dec 04, Stina rated it really liked it.
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Together they head for the castle to see the king - only to find that Balmoral Castle is gone, leaving just a hole in the ground. The Doctor realises it is the work of the Judoon - a race of ruthless intergalactic mercenary space police. While Martha and Carruthers seek answers in London, the Doctor finds himself in what should be the most deserted place on Earth - and he is not alone. With help from Arthur Conan Doyle, the Doctor and his friends discover a plot to take over the world. With time running out, who will fall victim to the revenge of the Judoon? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.