Rating: All Ages/PG-13
Word Count: 82,126
Author's Summary: 'Missing adventure' style novel in which the Doctor refuses to save the world, Nyssa isn't turned into a monster or taken over by an alien intelligence, and Tegan is in several places at once.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan
Warnings: None Given
Recced because: Yes, I've saved the tomes for the weekend :) Roseveare's novel is one of the older fics on the site, being archived in 2003. And if you printed it out, and bound it in paperback with a nifty MA cover, it would be indistinguishable from the better published Fifth Doctor Missing Adventure novels out there. This one has the advantage, though, of being entirely a labor of love :) Tight plotting, fantastic characterization and dialogue, all work together to bring to life a fully realized alien world, from the perspective of the Doctor and his companions who (of course) become embroiled in the politics of war and disease and cultural mysteries. Roseveare makes wonderful use of the timey-wimey aspect of the Whoniverse (a full four years or so before the invention of the term), and gives us a huge helping of action, plot twists, peril and drama. It's a long read but well worth it. Five stars.
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