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Goth Opera

No. 1 of 33 in the Missing Adventures novels series
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By:Paul Cornell
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Released:  July 1994
Publisher:  Virgin
Format: paperback
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Note:  Also available as an audio adaptation. The cover art was changed before publication — the original art featured bloodstains on Nyssa’s blouse, which apparently bookseller WH Smith rejected as “too gory”.

Cover blurb:
An original novel featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan.

‘The time of humanity on this world has come to an end. The long night is starting. The age of the undead is upon us.’

Manchester, 1993. The vampires of Great Britain have received a message: the long-awaited arrival of their evil messiah is imminent. It’s time for a recruitment drive.

On holiday in Tasmania with Tegan and the Doctor, Nyssa is attacked by a demonic child. She escapes unharmed — except for two small wounds in her neck.

Why are the descendants of the Great Vampire so desperate to obtain the blood of a Time Lord? And what is their connection to a forbidden ancient Gallifreyan cult?

Events in this book follow on from those described in the New Adventure Blood Harvest by Terrance Dicks. This adventure takes place between the television stories Snakedance and Mawdryn Undead.

Paul Cornell has written three books in the New Adventures series, Timewyrm: Revelation, Love and War and No Future. He is also the co-author of The Avengers Programme Guide.

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