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By: Martin Day
Bunker Soldiers takes place in the city of Kiev while it is under threat from the Tartars. It features the first Doctor, as played by William Hartnell in the TV series between 1963 and 1966. Unlike the recent TV series, this Doctor is an old man and lends a more realistic portrayal of a character who is wise beyond his years. Beyond the years of any human at least.
What unfolds is a nicely done and suspenseful portrayal of a city desperate and scared in the face of its impending destruction at the hands of a much superior military force. In Dr. Who fashion, there is of course, a twist. In an attempt to to defend the city, rash city leaders unleash an engineered soldier from another world which was stored dormant under the city. Rather than defend the city the ghoulish soldier had its own programming to follow.
This was a great setting for a Dr. Who story and contained an entertaining story with a moderate set of characters and good suspense.
By: Amy Stweart
This is a fun book to read consisting of a short little section on each interesting plant describing the toxins or other shenanigans that it gets up to. The range of botanical curiosities consists of plants that are in some way “wicked”. Not all of the plants are poisonous, some are just nasty to even be near. Each plant section reminds us of its close relatives which are often commonly eaten.
A good piece of advice it to keep lilies away from cats. All parts are very toxic.
The format looses something in the electronic version with emphasized paragraphs appearing directly under after the original paragraph with the same text. This book was definitely meant for a larger format than my iPod Touch.