Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New Doctor Who Books Revealed - Set of Three BBC Books and Second Doctor 50th Ebook

Cover and Details have emerged for the next instalment of the 50th anniversary 'ebook' short story which have all Eleven Doctor's in a story each month until November and are all written by acclaimed Children's authors. This month it's a story called The Nameless City featuring The Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon and is written by Michael Scott who you may know as the author of 'The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel'. Story details following:

"When Jamie McCrimmon brings the Second Doctor a mysterious book, little does he realise the danger contained within its pages. The book transports the TARDIS to a terrifying glass city on a distant world, where the Archons are intent on getting revenge on the Time Lord for an ancient grudge."

You can read an extract of the eBook here. The digital version is priced £1.99 and released on 23rd February with a paperback Doctor Who Anniversary Anthology being released on 23rd November 2013, Priced £7.99. 

The BBC Books Series of Doctor Who Stories returns this year with three new novels with a new cover design with some recognisable foes...

The first book is called Shroud of Sorrow by new writer Tommy Donbavand. Story Details follow: 

"23rd November, 1963. It is the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination – and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his late father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.

Then the faces begin to talk, and scream… and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?"

The Second Book is The Dalek Generation and is by Nicholas Briggs. Story details follow: 
"Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth. The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation?

But convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe…"

The third book is called Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Richards. Story details follow: 
"When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned…
The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation."
The Three Doctor Who BBC Books are released on 11th April 2013 priced £6.99 each. 

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