Halloween is coming close and the need, or want, to be scared is in the air! Thankfully this month has seen the release of ‘Doctor Who: The Tales of Terror’!
‘The Tales of Terror’ is a collection of 12 short stories meant to give Doctor Who fans the chills this spooky season. Though aimed at a younger audience the book boasts some top-tier Doctor Who writers including Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock and Craig Donaghy, and is sure to be fun for adults as well.
Each story will be tackled by one of the writers above and will have a separate Doctor daring to defeat a selection of baddies. Of course, each incarnation of the Doctor will have a trusty companion, or two, along to help out.
The interior artwork for ‘The Tales of Terror’ is provided by Rohan Daniel Eason. The gorgeous illustrations are haunting though non-threatening. They provide some added atmosphere that adults will admire but will heighten the haunts for younger fans. Eason has done great work on other children’s books as well and is sure to be a highlight for readers of all ages.
With no new Doctor Who on our screens until Christmas a book of scary stories may just be a great way to ‘kill’ some time. Or if you’re looking to add that extra layer of terror check out the audio book version which is read by the very incredible likes of Sophie Aldred, Adjoa Andoh, Rachael Stirling, David Bailie and Derek Jacobi!
‘Doctor Who: The Tales of Terror’ hardcover book is 368 pages and is available now in the UK for £12.99 and in the US it is available on Kindle for $10.86. Also be sure to check out the audio book format for £15.57, in the UK, and $17.95 in the US.