by Jenny T. Colgan, Jaqueline Rayner, Steve Lyons, Guy Adams, Andrew Lyons
A book about River Song? Gimmy!
Publish Date 2nd June 2016
Melody Pond, Melody Malone, River Song…She has had many names. Whoever she really is, this archaeologist and time traveller has had more adventures (and got into more trouble) than most people in the universe. And she’s written a lot of it down. Well, when you’re married to a Time Lord (or possibly not), you have to keep track of what you did and when. Especially as it may not actually have happened to both of you yet. These are just a few of River Song’s exploits, extracted from her journals. Sometimes, she is with the Doctor. Sometimes she’s on her own. But wherever and whenever she may be, she is never far from danger and excitement. This is just a tiny portion of her impossible life. But it will reveal more than you’ve ever known about the legend that is River Song.
I was going to start with saying I’ve never read a Doctor Who book, but that would be a lie – I’ve read the Melody Malone mini e-book that ties in with The Angels Take Manhatten and I’ve read the book of writing the show, by Russell T Davis (very good, quite informative for writers too, Id recommend it.) and on my shelf I have the fairytale one and the shakespeare one. So, why such excitement over this one?!
Well, because I love River Song! She just so happens to be my favourite Doctor Who character – aside from The Doctor of course. The hair, the attitude, the sass, it’s fantastic. Of course at least half of that can be atributed to Alex Kingston, but the rest is most certainly the writing. If this book has even half that epicness, then it’s going to be beyond fantastic. I love how her storyline wrapped up and I’m sad we’ve probably seen the last of her and then there’s this book, promising new details. It seems to contain 5 different stories, written by different authors – this could be interesting. I can’t wait! I may just have to read it as soon as it arrives.