Intercepting a distress call, the TARDIS is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor and Amy are met by village elder Shijô Sada. He explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Otoroshi.
At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it. But the Shogun, the ruler of Japan, wants to possess the pyramid and has ordered seven samurai and a band of soldiers to come to Kokan and seize it.
Whilst the Doctor is tracked by a ninja assassin, Amy discovers what happens to trespassers at the shrine. Soon the secrets of the jade pyramid - and the towering Otoroshi - will be known...
Doctor Who The Jade pyramid
I listened to the audio-book and Matt Smith reads it.... I want to listen to many more books read by Matt Smith! His voice brings the story alive in a new way. When listening to this I can't help but enjoy it that much more.
The plot of this story is more simpler then most Doctor Who plot lines. But that was one thing I liked about this story.
The Doctor and Amy come across many samurai and the secrets of The Jade Pyramid. Like in all Doctor Who story there is the clever word play, smarts and the likeable characters. The Doctor and Amy, with the help of a ninja, saves the day.The writing style is quite simple and was easy to follow. This book is filled the the charm that Whovians love.