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

"We need to reach out. We need to continue the line..."

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

The Doctor 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; but at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don't they?

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

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849904575

    July 1, 2013

    BBC Books

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446417782

    July 5, 2012

    BBC Digital

    320 pages

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