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[[ Read Epub ]] ⛓ Doctor Who: The Roundheads ⚷ With the Civil War won, the Parliamentarians are struggling to hang on to power But plans are being made to rescue the defeated King Charles from his prison With Ben press ganged and put on board a mysterious ship bound for Amsterdam, Polly becomes an unwitting accomplice in the plot to rescue the King The Doctor can t help because he and Jamie have been arrested and sent to the Tower of London, charged with conspiracyCan the Doctor and Jamie escape, find Ben and rescue Polly while making sure that history remains on its proper course An adventure set in the aftermath of the English Civil War, featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton and his companions Ben, Polly, and Jamie An interesting setting and the companions and the Doctor were well written However, there was hardly any of the Doctor in the books, I thoughtcould have been done with the characters disrupting historical events it feltlike a minor sub plot , and the scenes with Ben and the pirates were really over the top and full of stereotypes But it was a fun read The guard slid the visor of his helmet upward and began to advance, slowly ad carefully, along the corridor Who s there, I say he barked, steadying the pike in his hands.The Doctor stepped out from his hiding place, holding his hands above his head.The guard was puzzled What the devil The Doctor smiled sheepishly No Not the devil The Doctor In the winter of 1648, there is a huge power struggle between Charles, the King of England, and the Parliament that wants him to be supplanted The guard slid the visor of his helmet upward and began to advance, slowly ad carefully, along the corridor Who s there, I say he barked, steadying the pike in his hands.The Doctor stepped out from his hiding place, holding his hands above his head.The guard was puzzled What the devil The Doctor smiled sheepishly No Not the devil The Doctor In the winter of 1648, there is a huge power struggle between Charles, the King of England, and the Parliament that wants him to be supplanted When the Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie land smack dab in the middle of all the political turmoil, they are soon swept up in the schemes of various people Will they ever find their way back together again Andimportantly, can they risk extricating themselves from history without changing it drastically I always have such high hopes for books written by Mark Gatiss He s already contributed so much to the series over the years, and all of the books I have read by him this far have been great This one is no exception, and I really enjoyed watching the 2nd Doctor interact with his companions in his silly and lovable way I was not overly familiar with this time period of English history before reading this book, but Mr Gatiss wrote so fluently and descriptively that I was able to not only follow along easily but I learned a great deal as well God bless Mark Gatiss Just as some of us were thinking he d turned his back on Doctor Who fiction, he came back with this, a book which easily matches hispopular work in terms of quality No issues here with an author being unable to capture Patrick Troughton s Doctor in print This is a thoroughly entertaining tale which really feels like it could have actually been made by the Season Four production team, if they hadn t decided not to bother with historical stories.Naturally, The Hig God bless Mark Gatiss Just as some of us were thinking he d turned his back on Doctor Who fiction, he came back with this, a book which easily matches hispopular work in terms of quality No issues here with an author being unable to capture Patrick Troughton s Doctor in print This is a thoroughly entertaining tale which really feels like it could have actually been made by the Season Four production team, if they hadn t decided not to bother with historical stories.Naturally, The Highlanders is the main inspiration Gatiss uses this to great advantage The presence of Jamie as a companion rather than a bystander, for whom this is, after all, farrecent history than it is for 1960s companions Polly and Ben, adds an interesting layer to things His avowed disinterest in English as opposed to British history means he finds the whole thing a lot easier to cope with than his companions do Jamie is often used as comic relief, and there s an extent to which this applies here, but this is a novel way of using the character.I also thoroughly enjoyed the book s depiction of genuine historical figures As the TV series did so well in the 1960s, the book casts light on people and events who may otherwise have been forgotten To wit, poor old Richard Cromwell Buffoon he may be, but one can t help but feel some sympathy for him when he gets hold of the Doctor s potted history of England and realises future generations will remember him as littlethan a disdainful footnote if at all I admit, I don t think I d even have heard of the man without this book And having read up on him because of it, I think Gatiss portrayal of him is largely accurate.Of course, it s Oliver Cromwell who dominates things here He s an enormously divisive figure, which is not lost on Gatiss, who portrays all aspects of the man s reputation and personality convincingly The bit part players work well, too, drawn as they are with broad strokes, laugh out loud humour and at times very serious intent We re not allowed to forget that these were dangerous times, and when violence does erupt, it hurts.This is how a historical tale should be It s pretty close to note perfect, in fact We d hate it if everything we read was like this, but every so often a Doctor Who book comes along which reaffirms everything that works about the entire franchise.This is yet another demonstration of reason why Gatiss continues to be involved in the show Few people can tell a Doctor Who story as well as him, and fewer still ever managed to do it better I am really glad I re read this one A great Second Doctor story set during the aftermath of the English Civil War.It s nice to read a pure historical set around this time, as the show had fazed then out by this point.