January 30th, 2009

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Rec: Watson's Ghost by Camilla Sandman

Story:Watson's Ghost
Author: Camilla Sandman
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 15309
Characters: Ten/Rose
Author's Summary: Wherein the Doctor and Rose face a murder charge, Rose walks with ghosts, the Doctor tries for life and an alliance changes its nature.

Recced because: A lyrical, inventive tale that effortlessly melds the traditional Doctor Who plot line of Our Heroes being falsely accused of murder with the more sensual, empathic and romantic overtones that fanfiction affords. On a planet where the dead linger as ghosts in the minds of the living, Rose and the Doctor need to play their own version of Watson and Holmes to solve a murder, and more importantly, to rescue a people from the trap of their past. Camilla Sandman writes in a fluid style but still avoids over-introspection and purple prose, to tell the story, not just of the Tenth Doctor and Rose, but of the culture and people of Nattdvalve. The result is a haunting tale echoing across an alien landscape, that immerses the reader in a creative new world and enriches the characters we already know and love.

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