Very good read throughly enjoyed this book An Archaeological Dig In Unearths Relics Of Another Time And As The Doctor, Amy And Rory Realise Another Place Another Planet But If Enola Porter, Noted Adventuress, Has Really Found Evidence Of An Alien Civilization, How Come She Isn T Famous Added To That, Since Amy S Been Travelling With Him For A While, Why Does She Think The Doctor Is From Mars As The Ancient Spaceship Reactivates, The Doctor Discovers That Nothing And No One Can Be Trusted The Things That Seem Most Real Could Actually Be Literal Fabrications And Very Deadly Indeed Who Can The Doctor Believe When No One Is What They Seem And How Can He Defeat An Enemy Who Can Bend Matter Itself Fairly run of the mill story, helped by its focus on Rory and some fascinating new alien races. This novel, first published in 2010, features the Eleventh Doctor as played on tv by Matt Smith , who is travelling with Amy and Rory.The novel starts out with what sounds like a rehash of the Doctor and his first meeting with Amy, but once you get further along in the book it becomes clear what is actually happening A good device for the start of the novel, as we don t even get to have the Doctor in the action of the book for quite a way After the prologue, there is further action with a failing space travelling ship which seems doomed The crew tries to save themselves by putting themselves in stasis We follow what happens to the ship next And then the Doctor, with Amy and Rory arrives in England in a village in 1936, where the locals are involved in an archaeological dig But what have they found, and why is the atmosphere in the village so strange to the time travellers This is a pretty good Doctor Who novel Gary Russell is an accomplished writer of Doctor Who material, as well as Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures The setup is good, and the story races along well to a good conclusion The only quibble I had with it was that there seemed to be a little too much witty talk from the Doctor at the expense of moving the narrative along Apart from that, a really good read. A quiet English village cut off from the rest of the world, an alien masquerading as a leading figure of the community, an archaeological dig shrouded in mystery and danger sound at all familiar Well, there are no Daemons but there are two potentially interesting alien spieces concerned with the village of Little Cadthorpe Both could have been better The Tahnn are seriously under used whereas the Weave are just a bit too silly to buy into the idea of them Their conflict is reminiscent of the Sontaran Ruton war but then, unfortunately, fails to go that way Instead we get the Glamour chase itself which seems a little muddled.I m not sure what the nature of the Glamour is or exactly what it is A weapon A healing source A psychic field An entertainment system Appearing both scientific and magical, it is never adequately explained despite being the subject of the title This is a shame because it makes the motivations of the characters a little vague if you don t know quite what it is everyone is after In some ways that doesn t matter too much if you just accept it and enjoy the chase.What stands out about this novel is the extra thought put into the characterisation of Rory who was not that well developed in the TV series at the time this book was published If anything he is the proactive of the characters, even so than the Doctor This is nice to see for a change but it does seem to be a bit at the Doctor s expense The Doctor has a lot less to do than normal and it is his silly side that is given time in the novel.In my opinion it is one of the better books to be released in Matt Smith s first year but it is focussed on Rory and other characters than the Doctor or Amy If you want a book closely related to the first Eleventh Doctor TV series it is probably best to go for one of the others released in this year. as good as the advert said, and arrived earlier than promised, great, definitely use these guys again This is probably my favourite of the Eleventh Doctor books, although Night of the Humans isn t far behind It has a suitably original alien race in the Weave, some clever little things to make you keep guessing along the way, and some wonderful background and insights into the newest recruit, Rory Williams An absolute must for Nu NuWho fans