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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849904575
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Doctor Who: Dark Horizons




From popular author Jenny Colgan, a thrilling new adventure in which the latest Doctor battles Vikings, chess and an unstoppable fire....

"Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire..."

On a windswept northern shore, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned still speak.

The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all.

The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn't made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don't they?

A thrilling new adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849904575
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

J.T. Colgan

Jenny T. Colgan has written 16 bestselling novels as Jenny Colgan, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, been translated into 25 languages, and won both the Melissa Nathan Award and Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Aged 11, she won a national fan competition to meet the Doctor and was mistaken for a boy by Peter Davison.


Praise for Doctor Who: Dark Horizons

“Well-written, amusing and Colgan perfectly captures Matt Smith's on-screen delivery in the dialogue”

Sunday Express

“A terrific tale with some surprising twists and turns – more please! 8/10”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“A great story, told with flair and action to keep the fans glued to the pages”

Press Association

“A page turner for the fans and perhaps for more casual viewers of the series, although Dark Horizons may not come to be known as a Doctor Who classic, it's an entertaining adventure for Matt Smith's Doctor.”

Press Association

“A pitch-perfect take on the eleventh Doctor, packed with mystery and action.”

Doctor Who Magazine


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