"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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2012
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781849904568