The Sands of Time
 

No. 22 of 33 in the Missing Adventures series
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By:Justin Richards
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Editions:  1st | 2nd
Note:For several years, this novel (along with several others) was available as a free downloadable e-book from the BBC Doctor Who site, however it was removed in late 2010.

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Edition: 1st
When:  May 1996
ISBN:0-426-20472-7
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
An original novel featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan.

'If Sutekh had escaped, no power in the universe could have stopped him wreaking havoc and destruction. This time, it's worse.'

Arriving in Victorian London, the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan run straight into trouble: Nyssa is kidnapped in the British Museum by Egyptian religous fanatics; the Doctor and Tegan are greeted by a stranger who knows more about them than he should and invited to a very strange party.

Why are rooms already booked for the Doctor at the Savoy? How can Lord Kenilworth's butler Atkins be in Egypt and London at the same time? What is the history of the ancient mummy to be unwrapped at Kenilworth's house? And what has all this got to do with Nyssa?

The Doctor's quest for answers leads him across continents and time as an ancient Egyptian prophecy threatens 1990s England. While the Doctor attempts to unravel the plans of the mysterious Sadan Rassul, mummies stalk the night and an ancient terror stirs in its tomb.

This adventure takes place between the stories Arc of Infinity and Snakedance, and is a sequel to the classic story Pyramids of Mars.

Justin Richards has written more books that he can remember, and supervised the writing of many more. The Sands of Time is his third Doctor Who novel. Justin lives in Warwickshire with his family, who think that he should spend more time at home with them. And so he should.

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Edition: 2nd
When:  6 March 2014
ISBN:978-1-84990-767-5
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Note:  One of 8 "Monster Collection" reprints published simultaneously. The others were: The Scales of Injustice (3rd Doctor), Corpse Marker (4th Doctor), Illegal Alien and Shakedown (7th Doctor), Prisoner of the Daleks and Sting of the Zygons (10th Doctor) and Touched by an Angel (11th Doctor).

Cover blurb:
The Doctor is in Victorian London with Nyssa and Tegan — a city shrouded in mystery. When Nyssa is kidnapped in the British Museum, the Doctor and Tegan have to unlock the answers to a series of ancient questions.

Their quest leads them across continents and time as an ancient Egyptian prophecy threatens future England. To save Nyssa, the Doctor must foil the plans of the mysterious Sadan Rassul. But as mummies stalk the night, an ancient terror stirs in its tomb.

An adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor as played by Peter Davison and his companions Nyssa and Tegan.



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