An unabridged reading of an original adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker, and his companion, Leela.
The Doctor and Leela arrive on the planet Kaldor, where they find a society dependent on benign and obedient robots. But they have faced these robots before, on a huge Sandminer in the Kaldor desert, and know they are not always harmless servants....The only other people who know the truth are the three survivors from that Sandminer - and now they are being picked off one by one.
The twisted genius behind that massacre is dead, but someone is developing a new, deadlier breed of robots. This time, unless the Doctor and Leela can stop them, they really will destroy the world....
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Doctor Who and the Robots of Duff
- A. B. Moriarty
Enjoyable but flawed.
I did enjoy Corpse Marker as it was an entirely engaging story - even if it did feel like most instances of swear words were put in solely to try and make the book sound more adult than it was - but it did feel sometimes that the Doctor was a secondary character compared to the returning characters from The Robots Of Death and Leela. As such I would be unlikely to relisten to the story.
One of my favourite story elements was the inclusion late in the book of the Tarranists as this showed just how quickly people could be deified even if they were horrendous people in actuality.
I was also a big fan of Leela's characterisation as it showed her thought process in a way that was original to my understanding although this could be expected as the author of Corpse Marker was Leela's original creator.
I recommend this book overall - roughly a 7.5 out of 10 - however I would state that this book is not a sequel for ROD in the sense that it has a similar plot but in the sense that the atmosphere is something akin to a slightly more adult or intense sequel with engaging political games. If you are aware of this I believe you have a larger chance of enjoying the story.