The Keeper of Traken
 

No. 37 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
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Edition: UK UK (1st paperback)
When:  May 1982
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20148-5
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For ages past, the Union of Traken has lived in peace and harmony thanks to the power of the Source, controlled by generations of Keepers.

But the current Keeper, his powers waning, senses some all-pervading evil about to invade his world. He summons the Doctor to his aid.

To save Traken the Doctor fights the terrifying Melkur — only to find that this new enemy conceals an older and even deadlier foe — one the Doctor has encountered before...

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Edition: UK UK (hardback)
When:  May 1982
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02717-6
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Edition: UK UK (2nd paperback)
When:  June 1993
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20148-5
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'The Keeper is dying... Nothing can be normal at such a time.'

Under the watchful control of generations of guardians known as Keepers, the harmonious power of the bioelectric Source has enabled the planet of Traken to exist in peace for numerous millenia. The current Keeper's millennium is about to end; but before his powers wane completely, he senses the approach of an all-pervading force of evil about to inhabit the world of Traken. He calls on the Doctor to help save the future generations from an impending disaster, but the new Keeper is already staking his claim to the Source. As Melkur becomes the new keeper of Traken, the Doctor realises that his new enemy is an even deadlier foe — one he has met before!

The Keeper of Traken saw the introduction of Sarah Sutton as the lovely Nyssa, who went on to accompany the fifth Doctor.



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