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|Released: ||October 1987|
Note: Also available as an audio reading. Novelisation of the 1981 TV special (and pilot for a never-made series) K-9 and Company. Also the last of three books in the short-lived series "The Companions of Doctor Who" — original novels following adventures of the Doctor's travelling companions after their time in the TARDIS. The other two in the series are Harry Sullivan's War and Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma.
In the sleepy village of Hazelbury Abbas, the Winter Solstice is fast drawing near. It is a time of deep mystery and ancient evil.
Sarah Jane Smith, journalist and former companion to the Doctor, comes to Hazelbury Abbas to start work on her new book. While there she meets Brendan, the young ward of her Aunt Lavinia.
Suddenly Brendan disappears. Has he been kidnapped by the practitioners of Black Magic who are said to live in the village? Is he to be sacrificed to the goddess Hecate on the Winter Solstice?
But Sarah is not alone in her search for Brendan. Across the unimaginable gulfs of time and space, the Doctor has sent her a very special companion: a robotic dog by the name of K-9...