Book Review. Revelation of the Daleks by Eric Saward.

The Doctor in blue, striding through a snowy landscape
Unaware of the events to unfold next – 
Does he have an inkling, though? 

Scrambling over a wall, 
The movements of his companion Peri, and himself
Being tracked – 
Broadcast to the dead

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‘This is so embarrassing.’ said his companion as she thrust a foot into the Doctor’s cupped hands.
‘How do you think I feel? I’m a 900-year-old Time Lord,’ he steadied himself for the lift. ‘Not much dignity in scrambling over a wall like a small boy on a scrumping spree.’
‘Just don’t drop me.’ said a concerned Peri. 
‘Drop you? The amount you weigh, I’ll be lucky if I can lift you.’
‘Watch it, porky.’ 

Nut roast is the order of the day in Revelation of the Daleks. Before the Doctor takes Peri to a funeral parlour to meet his friend, Stengos.

Revelation has what Resurrection didn’t, humorous dialogue and making the sixth incarnation of the Doctor a lot more fun, amid a story of Peri murdering someone, a Romeo and Juliet tale gone wrong, and voyeurism. It takes a while for Peri and the Doctor to become part of the story, as they are unable to find a door. I like Davros’ scheme in Revelation of the Daleks. He’s put some thought into this one. The dialogue between Davros and the Doctor is brilliant too.

‘The humanoid form makes an excellent concentrated protein. This part of the galaxy is developing quickly. Famine was one of its major problems,’ he paused dramatically. ‘This is no longer the case.’
The Doctor was aghast. ‘you mean, you’ve turned them into food?’
Davros purred, ‘a scheme that has earned me great acclaim.’
‘But did you bother to tell anyone they might be eating their own relatives?’

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