Quick Thoughts: “Doctor Who: Heart of Stone/Death Rider”

“Doctor Who: Heart of Stone/Death Rider” by Justin Richards

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Science Fiction

Other Doctor Who Books

GoodreadsSource: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

“Heart of Stone”: A monster made from moon rock is attacking an Earth farm in Heart of Stone. Everything it touches turns to stone – even people. Can the Doctor, Amy and Rory find out what the creature wants before it’s too late?

“Death Riders”: The Galactic Fair has arrived on the mining planet of Stanalan and the Death Ride roller coaster is really drawing in the crowds. But there’s something sinister going on behind all the fun of the fair. Join the Doctor, Amy and Rory as they investigate…


Heart of Stone felt like a Doctor Who episode. We’ve got a weird alien thing going on. There’s a normal family caught in the mess. Surprise a loved one has something to do with the the shenanigans that have been happening.

Death Riders is straight forward. Much like most Doctor Who episodes the story takes place over a very short period of time. This makes the story move very fast. Unfortunately this doesn’t allow for a lot of character development or growth. The story is pretty simplistic. It does read very much like a children’s book.

The bottom line? The stories were enjoyable but they felt very young and were a bit too simplistic for me.

One thought on “Quick Thoughts: “Doctor Who: Heart of Stone/Death Rider”

  1. I haven’t read any 2×1 yet, but I had heard that they were written with younger people in mind. I guess that they’re a bit like the Quick Reads, fast, but a little too simplistic.

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