- Title: Doctor Who: Eye of Heaven
- Author: Jim Mortimore
- ISBN: 9780563405672
- Page: 319
- Format: Paperback
Easter Island, 1842 Horace Stockwood, eminent archaeologist, has stolen a stone tablet sacred to the islanders He escapes into the open sea, but massive, sinister stone figures are lining the cliff tops, watching him goThirty years later, Stockwood is desperate to return He has devoted his life to studying the sacred stone, and needs to know if his theories are correEaster Island, 1842 Horace Stockwood, eminent archaeologist, has stolen a stone tablet sacred to the islanders He escapes into the open sea, but massive, sinister stone figures are lining the cliff tops, watching him goThirty years later, Stockwood is desperate to return He has devoted his life to studying the sacred stone, and needs to know if his theories are correct Visiting Earth with Leela, the Doctor s interest is piqued, and he offers to fund Stockwood s expedition But their journey proves hazardous than anyone would have expected.What is the terrible secret that pushes Stockwood on and what is his real agenda Who is trying to stop their mission before it has even begun As the Doctor begins to piece the answers together, it seems he may become an accomplice to the terrible tragedy that threatens to befall the island Ancient powers are invoked, and dangerous secrets may soon be secret no longer
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The last two years of the 1990s weren’t the best time to be a Doctor Who fan. With no TV series on the horizon, the demise of Virgin Publishing’s highly-regarded ranges the previous year, Big Finish not yet in the position to help plug the gap, and Doctor Who Magazine’s comic strip heading in a very odd direction, I had to be consoled by BBC Books’ novels. These tended to be rather hit-and-miss at this point, although I thought then – and still believe – they did rather better with t [...]
Now THIS is how to do mind-blowing, out-of-sequence, first-person narrative. Jim Mortimore's Doctor Who stories can be an acquired tastebut this one benefits from powerful insights into the Doctor & Leela. Be warned takes some mental effort NOT to get lost reading this one
Once I got used to the writing style, this was an excellent book.
This is probably Leela's finest appearance in print. The storytelling technique, alternating between flashback and flashforward, is daring, but it works well to sustain the suspense.
Jim Mortimore has an interesting science-fictional idea regarding the moai on Rapa Nui, but takes far too long to get to it. Instead, he has written a rather standard rollicking adventure book that goes from one brush with death to another, fight after fight, that never seems to advance the plot. All of this leaves the science-fictional idea, which is the generator of the plot, rushed through in the last 20 pages or so. Here is the book we get. The Doctor has in answer to an ad for a reason that [...]
nhwvejournal/1014841ml#cutid7[return][return]Eye of Heaven, by Jim Mortimore, is a tale of Victorian adventure set in the South Pacific, specifically on and around Rapa Nui/Easter Island. The entire book is told in the first person, but by different narrators, Leela getting I guess about half of the chapters and most of the rest going to the English members of their expedition, though two are told from the Doctor's point of view - not hugely successfully, but I've seen worse. Leela's on-screen e [...]
The Fourth Doctor & Leela. Between The Talons of Weng-Chiang & Horror of Fang Rock. This book really could have been very good. A Doctor Who book written entirely in the first person was a bit of a shock. It's not an easy skill, though Mortimore seems to have mastered it with ease. Most, but not all of the narrative comes from Leela's perspective, even the Doctor gets a go - and being in the Doctor's head is a very strange place to be indeed. Leela's characterization, enhanced by the fir [...]
The Doctor and Leela go to Easter Island, and this book is nearly all about the journey. I really liked this because the depiction of Leela is very believable and readable. You really get inside her head, and it shows the best of her. A very good read.
Huge fan of some of Mortimore's other works, but this one really wasn't for me. Some great imagery near the end, though, when otherwordly landscapes are described — but I still much preferred similar moments in "The Natural History Of Fear" and "Campaign".
awful. just awful. Boring plot and confusing layout.
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