Doctor Who: Legacy of the Daleks

England in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks invasion The Doctor s very first travelling companion his granddaughter, Susan is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors But danger still remains all aroundWhile searching for his lost companion, Sam, the Doctor finds himself in Domain LondEngland in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks invasion The Doctor s very first travelling companion his granddaughter, Susan is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors But danger still remains all aroundWhile searching for his lost companion, Sam, the Doctor finds himself in Domain London But it seems that Susan is now missing too, and his efforts to find her lead to confrontation with the ambitious Lord Haldoran, who is poised to take control of southern England through all out war With the help of a sinister advisor, Haldoran s plans are already well advanced Power cables have been fed down a mineshaft, reactivating a mysterious old device of hideous power But has the Dalek presence on Earth really been wiped out Or are there still traps set for the unwary The Doctor learns to his cost once again that when dealing with the evil of the Daleks, nothing can be taken at face value
Doctor Who Legacy of the Daleks England in the late nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks invasion The Doctor s very first travelling companion his granddaughter Susan is where he left her

  • Title: Doctor Who: Legacy of the Daleks
  • Author: John Peel
  • ISBN: 9780563405740
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Doctor Who: Legacy of the Daleks”

    1. An under appreciated gem?Hell no.But I did finish this one, cover to cover, so there’s that. I guess that makes it the most readable of the bad EDAs, or to put it another way, the worst Doctor Who novel I've ever finished reading. Although I must confess I did not enjoy the classic Telos novelisation Doctor Who and The Daleks, but managed the entirety of that.I guess it’s the common element; the early Dalek stories, especially those first two, have a raw mythic power and this book, for all i [...]

    2. nwhytevejournal/1506859mlSusan's departure from the Tardis at the end of The Dalek Invasion of Earth was the first departure of a comopanion, and in some ways the least satisfactorily resolved of all; what sort of life does she face, presumably one of the Doctor's own race, but living with humans for the rest of her life? (When she pops up again in The Five Doctors we are told nothing of what she has been up to in the meantime.) The 1994 radio play Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman? had her wan [...]

    3. I think this is my favourite Doctor Who novel so far. The Eighth Doctor decides to look up Susan and gets involved in various escapades involving Daleks, the Master, and the pseudo-feudalistic society that has sprung up in the wake of The Dalek Invasion of Earth. I really enjoyed it for once. Yay!

    4. Loved this book as a Kid the 8th Doctor is trying to find his companion Sam but ends up on earth after the Dalek invasion. Susan returns as does the Master 6/10

    5. The Eighth Doctor is hunting for Sam, his companion who went AWOL at the end of the previous story (LONGEST DAY). While trolling the universe, the Doctor ends up on Earth, in Domain London, in the 22nd century, not long after the Dalek invasion he helped thwart back in the 1964 TV story "Dalek Invasion of Earth." But things are not going well. There's a power struggle going on between the various Domains, and they are on the brink of civil war. But one side has devastating weaponry, supplied to [...]

    6. Sadly this book is not *quite* as good as John Peel's previous Doctor Who novel, War of the Daleks. It was a short, very enjoyable read, but the Daleks here are more the backdrop than the centerpiece, and I think the story suffers slightly for it. Knowing that this is the last of the EDA stories to feature the Daleks makes me sad.This was still a good book, and I enjoyed seeing Susan get to be a badass [admittedly, she's one of my favorite characters in the entire series; and I have significant [...]

    7. After being used to the Eight & Susan dynamic in the Big Finish audios, it's very weird to see the two interact so differently in this story. The combination of characters is also interesting: Daleks, Susan, Eight and the Master (that's not a spoiler, it's really obviously the Master right from the word go) set after the Dalek invasion of Earth. It's hard not to play spot-the-parallels with the end of Lucie Miller's arc in Big Finish, substituting the Master for the Monk. I kept feeling like [...]

    8. One of the great untold stories of Doctor Who is what happened to his granddaughter, left to marry a human in the aftermath of the Dalek invasion of the Earth. After decades of wondering the story is finally told by John Peel. The Doctor returns to Earth searching for his missing companion: David Campbell is now in his 50s trying to come to terms with a wife who still looks 18, Britain is at war as Domain fights Domain, and an almost forgotten Dalek installation is covertly being fed power. This [...]

    9. I'm starting to think that it's me and not the books - that I'm struggling through the first half of yet another DW novel and flying swiftly and joyfully through the second half. It was good, though, definitely good.As a Whovian, I couldn't appreciate more the fact that the Eighth Doctor meets Delgado!Master there - both are strong favourites of mine so I was fangirling all over the place when I figured out who Estro was. I was glad to see Susan again, too, however, I'm not so sure about this ve [...]

    10. This was fun! I liked mixing the "lost" eighth Doctor with the aftermath of a first Doctor story, and following up on his granddaughter Susan's life after leaving him.[SPOILER ALERT!]I was disappointed that there wasn't more interaction between the Doctor and Susan, especially since it had been over 400 years since he had seen her (30 for her). But Peel did an excellent job of also weaving in parts of the Doctor's life in his 3rd and 4th incarnations with the Master.

    11. I'll gladly take "War of the Daleks" over this novel any day. Especially considering the 8th Doctor novels on either side, it reads as positively unsophisticated, and it offers fanwank in place of a good story opposed to USING continuity to ENHANCE a story. Very disappointingbut if you want a proper reunion between Susan and the 8th Doctor, I heartily recommend the Big Finish audio story "An Earthly Child".

    12. Set 30 years after Dalek Invasion of Earth, the Doctor arrives in London to check up on Susan. Somebody is messing around with Dalek artefacts who really should know better. The Doctor is alone and has to try harder to get people to trust him. This is fun in a fan boy way. My only thought is whether this or the Big Finish play is canon, but that is only a small niggle. A good read.

    13. This sequel to The Daleks' Invasion of Earth is one for the fans, with plenty of the things one would expect to have the fans going "wow." This is particularly true when The Master turns up. The novel's post-apocalyptic setting works well, with a society rebuilding and going through the typical political problems that seem unavoidable for humans. The novel has quite a bit of death at the end.

    14. I finished it. That is the best I can say.My plan to read all the EDAs in order has not been stopped by this book, although it was almost enough to make me give up and the last 100 or so pages I more scanned than read with any real passion.If you are not a completest then give this book a miss.

    15. Recently read Doctor Who and the Sea Devils, it's plot is very similar to Legacy of the Daleks. The Legacy did not have the same types of time restrictions as the SD did which allows author John Peel the opportunity include creative twists plus includes old friends and villains.

    16. What ever happened to Susan after the Doctor left her behind on Earth? How did the Master become so hideously decayed as seen in the Deadly Assassin? Good questions, and both answered in this book.

    17. This one was pretty much just like watching classic Who. It was good stuff, though not overly ambitious--save for bringing back Susan.It was definitely an exciting novel.

    18. Started off pretty well, but couldn't keep it up. I enjoyed the Susan bits, until she was made redundant, and Donna's bit, until she suffered the same fate, characterization-wise. Wholly skippable.

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