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“Things I didn’t understand … undercurrents.”

I find ‘The Curse of Fenric’ endlessly re-watchable and I think part of this is the multiple layers of the writing. On a basic level it is a base under siege story with ancient evil and vampires but it is … Continue reading

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“He pulled bones from the desert sands and carved them into chess pieces. He challenged me to solve his puzzle, I failed.”

Fenric falls into the category of ‘God-like’ opponents in Doctor Who, joining the ranks of such threats as the Celestial Toymaker, Eternals, Great Intelligence and the Gods of Ragnarok. He also has a past history with the Doctor, although which … Continue reading

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“I think that faith is more than just words.”

Faith and belief are reoccurring themes in ‘The Curse of Fenric’. The Russian soldiers believe in the existence of vampires, Reverend Wainwright has lost his faith, Commander Millington believes in Norse mythology and the haemovores are held back by strong … Continue reading

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We hope to return to the North Way, carrying home the oriental treasures from the Silk Lands in the east, but the dark curse follows our dragonship.

‘The Curse of Fenric’ by Ian Briggs has several similarities to ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’. Both are historical adventures, both concern supernatural occurrences and both  feature opponents from the future. The tone of the stories are dramatically different. ‘The Talons of … Continue reading

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