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January 19th, 2012 32 comments

Doctor Who Dark Horizons by J.T. Colgan Hardback

Doctor Who Dark Horizons Hardback

No one can escape the burning. Written by J.T. Colgan with 320 pages from BBC Books. Due for release on 5 July 2012

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 cannot 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 new adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Give me a Dalek any day

    July 7th, 2012 - 10:12am

    Got this through the post earlier. The design of the cover is really well done and the book is about the same size as The Silent Stars Go By. 😀 Can’t wait to read it! 😀

    • Give me a Dalek any day

      July 9th, 2012 - 6:50pm

      Just finished it! A fantastic book which I suggest you buy if you can. This is definitely in my top 5 Eleventh Doctor books and the order of that top 5 would go:
      1.) Touched By An Angel
      2.) Nuclear Time
      3.) Dark Horizons
      4.) Magic of the Angels
      5.) The Forgotten Army

    • Oodontheloo

      August 30th, 2012 - 8:58pm

      Touched by an angel is one of my favourite books too! ive read it twice and still love it! 😀

  • The Monitor

    June 28th, 2012 - 6:51pm

    It is great that the new series is attracting some bigger names. What is not great is the bigger formats these books end up in. Why do they have to be so huge? Most collectors do not have the space. All the recent huge hardbacks have gone into storage, and I will stick to reading normal sized hardbacks like the Big Finish Blake’s 7 one.

    Space is a premium for collectors, so why waste the worlds’ resources printing over-sized books.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 23rd, 2012 - 9:56am

    So getting this.

    • McGann is The Doctor.

      April 29th, 2012 - 5:43pm

      I know, totally man !

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      June 12th, 2012 - 3:31pm

      When is this out ?! ❓

  • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

    January 21st, 2012 - 11:05pm

    booboo according to Amazon the book is now due for release on 11th September 2012.

    • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

      January 28th, 2012 - 8:47am

      Amazon have changed it back to 5th July now.

  • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

    January 20th, 2012 - 9:17pm

    I take it this takes place between The Wedding Of River Song and The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      February 23rd, 2012 - 9:56am

      Yeah, it probably does. Good thinking 1

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    January 20th, 2012 - 8:48pm

    I think it’s a wonderful book, it’s great ehy’ve finally made one that has the Doctor’s face on it.

    I wasn’t really interested in teh other two, when they came out. Was more interested in Touched by an Angel and the Way through the Woods, which are good in their own right. 🙂

  • chugs, chugs-in-credible, chugs-almighty

    January 20th, 2012 - 4:10pm

    Hey all,
    off topic, but I just purchased ‘Doctor Who – The Silent Stars Go By’ book for £4.49 (labels read 6.49 buy are wrong, ask at till) and ‘Doctor Who 100 Scariest Monsters’ book for £5 (again, ask at till because label is wrong). Both books where purchased at Tesco 🙂 Bargin! 🙂


    • King of the Sontarans

      January 20th, 2012 - 4:13pm

      Does the 100 scariest monsters include the Flood?

    • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

      January 20th, 2012 - 4:56pm

      Yes I’ve read the book and The Flood are in there! 🙂

    • Commander Strax

      January 20th, 2012 - 6:24pm

      flood is 44 in the book

  • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

    January 19th, 2012 - 9:31pm

    This looks awesome! I have The Coming Of The Terraphiles (which I still need to read) and The Silent Stars Go By (which was ok but it seemed to just drag a lot) I take it the three new series adventures books won’t be out till late October/early November time.

  • cyberman97

    January 19th, 2012 - 8:31pm

    hopes its as good as touched by an angel did anyone else find that brilliant ?

    • TheDoctorOfWho

      January 19th, 2012 - 9:24pm

      That was the most amazing book. It dealt with themes that the actual show would have! The jokes were funny and timey whimey elements worked! One of my Favourite books!

    • The Wooden Prince (Previously Admiral Icktheus)

      January 19th, 2012 - 9:25pm

      Yes! It was immense, emotional, scary, tense and funny. After the Weeping Angels lost their touch (literally) in The Time Of Angels/Flesh And Stone it was a nice breathe of fresh air for them. The Angels return in two weeks though! 😀 Don’t blink!!

  • Boodleoo

    January 19th, 2012 - 4:53pm

    Is it me or is there no ambulance sign on the tardis? Great cover though.

  • timelordinabox

    January 19th, 2012 - 4:50pm

    never judge a book by it’s cover. Although I think the cover is brilliant.


    January 19th, 2012 - 3:57pm

    why are people saying i will get this when there is no info about the story never judge a book by its awesome cover

  • stetsonsarecool

    January 19th, 2012 - 3:48pm

    iam buying this!!!!!!! awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the astronaut of death

    January 19th, 2012 - 3:43pm

    looks good

  • the TARDIS

    January 19th, 2012 - 3:39pm

    Is this one of the large-format books like the Coming of the Terraphiles and the Silent Stars Go By or just a stand-alone?

    • TARDIS

      January 19th, 2012 - 3:56pm

      yeah it like that so 2010:COTT 2011:TSSGB 2012:DH

  • Radburn

    January 19th, 2012 - 12:38pm

    Is this part of the (NSA) New Series Adventures range or a stand alone book?

    • David Morgan

      January 19th, 2012 - 2:04pm

      Stand alone by the looks of it.

  • Anonymous

    January 19th, 2012 - 11:37am


  • Jaketorwho

    January 19th, 2012 - 11:28am

    love it! i so want this

  • doctorwhofan27

    January 19th, 2012 - 11:21am



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