While in Paris, the Doctor and Romana sense the effects of time distortion.
They observe the Countess Scarlioni using an alien device to scan the security systems housing Leonardo da Vinci 's Mona Lisa at the Louvre. The pair meet Inspector Duggan, who suspects the Countess to be involved in an ongoing art theft scheme with her husband, Count Scarlioni. Duggan joins the Doctor and Romana in investigating the Scarlioni mansion. There, they find equipment used by Dr. Kerensky to experiment in time, the source of the time distortions, as well as six exact copies of the Mona Lisa.
After the Doctor leaves, the Count returns after successfully stealing the Mona Lisa , and captures Romana and Duggan. Learning that Romana is familiar with time, he kills Dr. Kerensky and forces Romana to continue the tests. In the past, the Doctor arrives at Leonardo's home but is captured by Captain Tancredi, who appears identical to Count Scarlioni. Tancredi reveals he is really Scaroth, a member of the Jagaroth race. They had arrived on Earth million years ago, but due to an explosion in their craft, all of the others died and his own body was fragmented across time.
Collectively, the fragments of Scaroth have manipulated humanity so that by the 20th century, they will have technology that will enable him to go back in time to stop the explosion.
Plus, I was a bit irritated that I had spent that time coming to care somewhat for the characters, the main ones from the last book as well as new ones that were introduced, getting invested in how things would turn out for them, only to have the end be like, view spoiler ["Haha! Demons are grand and glorious visions of evil, not pedestrian members of our society who have simply been infected and turn into shambling versions of what they once were. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I tore through the pages quickly. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Tancredi is currently employing Leonardo to create copies of the Mona Lisa as to finance Scarlioni's work. After Tancredi leaves, the Doctor knocks out his captor, marks the blank canvases with a felt-tip pen, and leaves a message to Leonardo to paint over his writing before returning to the present.
The Doctor learns Scaroth threatens to destroy Paris if Romana does not continue the work. He tries to gain the Countess' help by showing the Count's true form, but he kills her. Romana completes the adjustments, and Scaroth uses it to travel to the past. The Doctor quickly ushers Romana and Duggan to the TARDIS, fearing that the ship's explosion was the spark that started the development of life on Earth, and if Scaroth should prevent it, humanity would not come about.
They arrive in time for Duggan to knock Scaroth out before he can reach the ship. Scaroth's body returns to the present, and when his alien form is discovered by his bodyguard, they get into a fight that damages the equipment and sets the mansion on fire, killing them both. By the time the Doctor, Romana and Duggan arrive, the original Mona Lisa and 5 of the 6 copies have been burnt, but the last copy remains safe.
Duggan argues that they've lost an invaluable piece of art, but the Doctor assures him that the copy, still done by Leonardo's hand, will go unnoticed, and that art is worthless if its monetary value is all that matters. Fisher submitted two proposals; the first of these became The Creature from the Pit while the other, The Gamble with Time , concerned a plot to rig the casinos in Las Vegas to finance time travel experiments. The script was mainly set in the year with the Doctor and Romana, aided by Drummond-esque detective "Pug" Farquharson, on the trail of the stolen Mona Lisa, pursuing Scarlioni from Paris to Monte Carlo where his partner, the Baroness Heidi, is using time travel technology to cheat at roulette at the casino to fund Scarlioni's time travel experiments.
Other settings included Paris in , Leonardo da Vinci's studio in the year and prehistoric Earth.
However, Fisher was going through a divorce, and his personal situation meant that he was unable to perform the rewrites. According to Adams, Graham Williams "took me back to his place, locked me in his study and hosed me down with whisky and black coffee for a few days, and there was the script". In Part One, Romana makes a throwaway reference to a great art gallery called the Braxiatel Collection; the Virgin New Adventures novel series would later expand on this, introducing the character Irving Braxiatel , a Time Lord.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — City of Death by Laurence Yep. Two-time Newbery Honor Award—winning author Laurence Yep brings his epic City Trilogy to an action-packed and heart-pounding conclusion Scirye and her loyal companions chase the villainous Mr. There, they reunite with old friends, meet new alli Two-time Newbery Honor Award—winning author Laurence Yep brings his epic City Trilogy to an action-packed and heart-pounding conclusion Scirye and her loyal companions chase the villainous Mr.
There, they reunite with old friends, meet new allies, and confront an even more dangerous foe This is the thrilling conclusion to the trilogy that began with City of Fire and City of Ice by esteemed storyteller Laurence Yep, who has been one of the preeminent Asian-American authors for children for the past forty years. Hardcover , pages.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about City of Death , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 20, Josiah rated it did not like it. One final leg of the journey is left for twelve-year-olds Scirye and Leech, Kles the miniature griffin, Koko the changeling, and Bayang the dragon in their pursuit of the international criminal named Roland and his accomplice, Badik the dragon. Our heroes head to Riye Srukalleyis you'll want to consult the book's Guide to Pronunciation on that one , the City of the Dead, for a showdown to avenge the people Roland and Badik have murdered and to reclaim the irreplaceable artifacts the pair has st One final leg of the journey is left for twelve-year-olds Scirye and Leech, Kles the miniature griffin, Koko the changeling, and Bayang the dragon in their pursuit of the international criminal named Roland and his accomplice, Badik the dragon.
Our heroes head to Riye Srukalleyis you'll want to consult the book's Guide to Pronunciation on that one , the City of the Dead, for a showdown to avenge the people Roland and Badik have murdered and to reclaim the irreplaceable artifacts the pair has stolen. Scirye's parents aren't happy about her recent death-defying exploits, and Leech has delicate questions that must be addressed regarding his newfound friend Bayang, who for generations hunted him down every time he reincarnated and slew him for the crimes of his past self Lee No Cha, but there's no time for prolonged discussion now.
The moment is nigh to deal Roland and Badik their death blows. There's a balance to everything: A beautiful soul inside makes up for an ugly face outside. A greater ability in one thing compensates for a flaw in another. But nothing can diminish the peril that Scirye and her friends are in when they at last catch up to Roland and Badik for a battle that must destroy one side or the other. Who will survive this clash with evil City of Fire and City of Ice were tedious reading; following the plot was a chore for me.
City of Death is the same way, though I found it easier than its predecessors. Add to that the more emotional story and the fact that the plot elements theoretically fall into place for a good fantasy trilogy, and City of Death is best of the three books. The writing isn't smooth or immersive enough to draw me into the experience, but others might feel differently.
I rate City of Death one and a half stars, and I respect author Laurence Yep's ambitious attempt at an original fantasy saga.