BBC Doctor Who

THE DARKSMITH LEGACY Book 2 – The Graves Of Mordane

Paperback by Colin Brake

[Official British 2009 publication]


Original 2009 release with metallic-effect cover art.  Outstanding near mint condition throughout.


Bought at full price from a high street shop.





Publisher ‏ : ‎ BBC Children's Books (29 Jan. 2009)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 140590514X

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1405905145

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 - 12 years

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm

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Customer reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars    (6 ratings)




Convinced that the Doctor is Varlos, the Agent demands the return of the Eternity Crystal. But what happened on Mordane to make the Crystal too dangerous to be left on the Moon? The Doctor has to convince the Agent that he is not Varlos and doesn’t know what happened on Mordane, then escape with the TARDIS and find out.


The Doctor decides that the Eternity Crystal must be destroyed but before he can the Agent and the Crystal vanish. He has to find the Agent, which leaves the Doctor only one option, and he doesn’t like it…



Additional Info (copied from rear of book)


The Doctor has discovered the Darksmiths' Eternity Crystal and is determined to destroy it before it falls into the wrong hands. But to find out more about the Crystal, the Doctor must travel to Mordane, the peaceful cemetery planet. But once the sun goes down, Mordane turns into a planet of nightmares. Will the Doctor manage to hold on to the Crystal and fight off the living dead?


This amazing ten-book series follows the Doctor on his exciting journey to discover the origins of the so-called Eternity Crystal and the powerful artisans who have created it – The Darksmiths.

Continue the amazing Darksmith adventure with the Doctor online…



About the Author


Justin Richards has written more books than he can remember. He has also written audio scripts, television, a stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal.

Justin is the author of - amongst other things - The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, The Parliament of Blood and the series The Invisible Detective, Time Runners, and Agent Alfie. He is also Creative Director of the BBC's best-selling range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself.

His latest novel - The Skeleton Clock - is available now.

Justin lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle.





4.0 out of 5 stars Short but worthwhile

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 May 2009

While this book doesn't hold your attention for very long - a few hours is the most an adult reader would need to read cover to cover - it's still entertaining with a lot of story packed in. The story itself covers 110 pages in fairly large type, with some Activity and 'TARDIS data bank' pages interspersed.


The puzzles are very childish and take only a few seconds to figure out - but it's still satisfying when the Doctor announces his answer and it corresponds with your own!


The TARDIS data bank pages again are aimed at children so don't go into any depth about the subjects they cover (the planet Mordane and Places of Burial are the two double page TDB's in this instalment) but are interesting nonetheless.


The kids'll definitely love it - especially with the added online content - but it's certainly not a waste of money for the older fans and nicely fills a rainy day.

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