This was an average Doctor Who book. The author (first time I think writing a Doctor Who book) uses way too many manic tics of the actor into the dialogs. The repetitious words, in this case "very" instead of "new" and the New in New Earth was kinda of a joke. Anyway, the idea for the plot was interesting but poorly executed. The secondary characters are as thin as they could be. Martha kinda of there but the characterization is more an echo of the character I love on the show. All and all very average.