Synopsis: A temporal projection of the fourth Doctor warns the seventh Doctor and Ace about the Timewyrm, a cybernetic living data-eater that can take over. Timewyrm: Genesys picks up where the Dr. Who series and the Seventh Doctor left off. The basic plot of the novel is Ishtar the Goddess of Kish has come to visit. Doctor Who New Adventures Timewyrm Genesys.

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Timewyrm: Genesys

Because the Timewyrm is created by the Vortex, she can roam anywhere in time and space and is virtually all-powerful. The Doctor and Ace arriving in ancient Mesopotamia Reading the very first of the Virgin New Adventures, I was immediately struck by how adult things are already. The alien first meets Gilgamesh, who refuses to help her -seeing her evil, but becomes the goddess Ishtar and is taken to a temple in Kish by it’s Genesy Agga.

Ummm, Ace wasn’t in Paradise Towers. It’s a shame this Doctor was characterised so badly in this book. She also recalls Manisha.

So the Doctor discusses the plan of the attack with Ishtar. She survives and her escape pod crash lands somewhere in ancient Mesopotamia.

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It is a compelling read, with great plot and characterisation, and it depicts the differences between our society and that of BC very well.

Silence fell over the hall as Avram spun his song for them End of chapter Unfortunately, whilst the setup and main plotline are pretty fun, Peel is a lot better at writing full blooded adventure than he is contemplative or character scenes. As she meets her apparent death, she can voctor see the irony in this.


Ishtar, having assimilated TARDIS components into herself, has become the Timewyrm, and now has the power to travel through time and space.

However, one isn’t to feel sorry for her – she’s an evil megalomaniac docyor had destroyed her own planet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The party, which now includes En-Gula and Avram, return to Uruk to plan their next move.

On page 57, Ace changes into timewyem clothes as a disguise, yet on page 90 she’s described as looking outlandish in her jeans and jacket.

Doctor Who: Timewyrm-Genesys by John Peel

Overall, just a load of crap. Jun 20, Linnea Gelland rated it liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I will only assume the bizarre mindwipes at the beginning resulted in everyone changing personalities and not just used as an excuse for Ace to stare at herself naked for several pages a two-fisted, sword-breaking, sword wielding, action-packed adventure which doesn’t pause for breath between the first and last pages: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

First of all the plot is interesting and has some nice concepts, I enjoyed the second half of the book quite a bit. When Ace shows up and meets Gilgamesh, that’s when the book starts to stop having pacing issues and it feels like everything is given the right amount of time after that.

One of my favorite things about this novel was Ace’s bad attitude. But I guess I don’t like it when novels end on a cliffhanger, and one that comes to a head fairly late. Peel also decides to add a scene explaining the basic premise of the show which is really good as you see Ace lose her memory so we can have an exposition dump.


The Doctor reveals that the patterns Ishtar is having worked into the walls of the Temple are a kind of massive electronic transmitter which will allow her to control thousands of human minds over vast distances.

In the preface it gives a statement of intent and on almost every point it misses: Doctor Who’s new beginnings 25 January This is the first of the New Doctor Who Adventures, a series of books published by Virgin Publishing which continues the adventures of the Doctor and Ace after the series was cancelled. One of the boyfriends was an Irishman who taught Ace the song The Wild Rover ; a bus ran over him whilst he was blind drunk.

Doctor Who – Timewyrm: Genesys Reviews

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat May 08, Mike Mcnamara rated it really liked it Shelves: Tikewyrm novels I’d say that it’s something of a success. Oct 14, Jacqueline O. I’ve read other Who books of his and it seems to be a pattern. Virgin New Adventures Release number. He reverses the process and gives her, her memories back. The Matrix on Timewtrm contains legends of the Timewyrm. I’m looking forward to the rest of the titles in the Timewyrm story arc.