|Edition: || UK (2nd paperback)|
|When: ||December 1992|
Note: Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.
The Toymaker nodded slowly. 'I have been waiting for you such a long time, Doctor...'
Somewhere outside space and time there waits the Celestial Toymaker, an enigmatic being who lures unwary travellers into his domain to play out his dark and deadly games.
Separated from the security of the TARDIS, the Doctor is forced to play the complex trilogic game with the evil magician while Dodo and Steven must enter into a series of tests with, among others, the schoolboy Cyril and the King and Queen of Hearts. If they lose, they are condemned to become the Toymaker's playthings for all eternity. For in the malevolent wonderland that is the Celestial Toyroom, nothing is just for fun...
Written by Who veteran Brian Hayles, The Celestial Toymaker featured William Hartnell in the role of the Doctor; this novelization contains a foreword by Gerry Davis which tells of some of the difficulties which faced the cast and crew while making this story.