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Audio Review: Doctor Who: The Church and the Crown 
14th-Dec-2010 09:13 pm
Doctor Who: The Church and the Crown (Big Finish Audio Drama, #38)Doctor Who: The Church and the Crown by Cavan Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's Doctor Who meets The Three Musketeers! If that very idea fills you with delight, you'll probably enjoy this as much as I did. Even if you're not especially fond of Dumas, there's a lot to like about this story. Erimem really gets to shine, presenting herself as "Princess Erimem of Karnak" at Louis XIII's court and getting to rally an army to defend Paris. Peri gets to show the kind of grit that she didn't always get to show on TV. There are lots of nice touches of humor. Admittedly, as is often the case with pure historicals, the ending is a bit anti-climactic, since it amounts to "and then history as we know it continued to happen." But the story is generally enough fun that that feels like a minor quibble.

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15th-Dec-2010 08:58 am (UTC)
I love this story. It's tremendous fun and, as you say, Erimem gets to shine in her first proper adventure as a member of the TARDIS crew. Given that the two writers did all the Forge stories (which I loathe) I was mightily impressed by this.
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