In this novel, the Doctor and Donna end up in India during the end of the colonial period and investigate a mysterious plague. One clue may be found in a nearby temple where the Hindu goddess Shiva has been seen.
While this is not one of the best novels, it is still an enjoyable read. Donna's personality clashes brilliantly with the mores of colonial India, and the introduction of Gandhi as a character is an inspired touch, leading to a great resolution to the story. Some of his conversations with the Doctor are intriguing, touching because of the Doctor's background.
Three of five stars