- Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: BBC Books (August 13, 2013)
“Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire…”
On a windswept northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, 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.
Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. 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 in the acclaimed Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
Jenny T. Colgan has written 13 bestselling novels as Jenny Colgan, which have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. In May 2013 she was awarded Romantic Novel of the Year, the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) highest accolade, for “Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop of Dreams” (published by Sphere).
A lifelong Doctor Who fan, at the age of 11 she won a UK fan competition to meet the Doctor and was mistaken for a boy by Peter Davison. Her favourite episodes are ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘Warriors’ Gate’.
She currently resides in France with her young family.
J. T. Colgan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 26th: The Best Books Ever
Tuesday, August 27th: More Than Just Magic
Wednesday, August 28th: 5 Minutes for Books
Thursday, August 29th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Friday, August 30th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, September 3rd: Book Addict Katie
Thursday, September 5th: A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, September 6th: Giraffe Days
Monday, September 9th: Guiltless Reading
Wednesday, September 11th: Books a la Mode – Author Q&A and giveaway
Thursday, September 12th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, September 16th: A Dream Within a Dream
Tuesday, September 17th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Wednesday, September 18th: Luxury Reading