'Let me tell you a story. Long ago, in the frozen Arctic wastes, an alien army landed. Only now, thousands of years later, it isn't a story. And the army is ready to attack.'

New York — one of the greatest cities on 21st century Earth... But what's going on in the Museum? And is that really a Woolly Mammoth rampaging down Broadway?

An ordinary day becomes a time of terror, as the Doctor and Amy meet a new and deadly enemy. The vicious Army of the Vykoid are armed to the teeth and determined to enslave the human race. Even though they're only seven centimeters high.

With the Vykoid army swarming across Manhattan and sealing it from the world with a powerful alien force field, Amy has just 24 hours to find the Doctor and save the city. If she doesn't, the people of Manhattan will be taken to work in the doomed asteroid mines of the Vykoid home planet.

But as time starts to run out, who can she trust? And how far will she have to go to free New York from the Forgotten Army?

Just when I had almost forgotten how much Amy annoyed me when series 5 first began, along comes The Forgotten Army by Brian Minchin. To me, this story had the least appealing hook of the first three eleventh Doctor books. Sure a giant frozen mammoth coming back to life in a New York museum is a bit interesting, but didn’t have the same draw to me as Apollo 23 or Night of the Humans did. Was there enough here to save the book from a dose of obnoxious Amy? Read on and find out.

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