Apr. 24, 2019

The ghosts of Mary King’s Close…

Doctor Who: Plague City by Jonathan Morris

Possible Spoilers

Starring the twelfth Doctor, Bill, and Nardole!

When Bill wanted to go to Edinburgh for Hogmanay the ever-quirky TARDIS lands them in the city in 1645, at the height of the plague. When someone is about to die, the sinister Plague Doctor always visits. The sick person will not survive the night…

For some reason, the plague is extra bad in Edinburgh. Even the Doctor wonders about the sudden worsening of the illness. People are dying far more quickly than they should, with the life sucked out of them, little more than an empty husk…

The people who die are returning as ghosts…

But for one family, the Plague Doctor visited twice, and the second time he took the body…

The epicenter seems to be Mary King’s Close. There is something evil down there in the dark…

There are ghost stories today about Mary King’s close. The closing of the neighborhood to prevent the spread of plague has long been controversial. It was said people were entombed with the sick and dead, unable to escape. This book does a great job of taking historical moments and writing Doctor Who Adventures around that fact!

The reader can feel the drama as people begin to give into despair. The words paint a grim picture of the plague-ridden city, bringing to life the sounds and smells as well as visuals. You actually begin to connect with the well-developed characters!

I give the book five stars!

Quoth the Raven…

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