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Note: Audio reading of the new series novel.
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 can not 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 adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith, in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
Neve McIntosh’s television credits include Case Histories, Single Father and Bodies, and she has made several appearances in Doctor Who. On stage, she has been seen in Three Women, Proof and King Lear, and her films include Plunkett & Macleane.