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March 3rd, 2017 21 comments

Doctor Who The Shining Man Hardcover

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“Being scared is the least of your worries.”

The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they’ll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They’re on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright.

Of course it’s a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren’t real.

Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes.

But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first…

An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • DoctorSong2016

    March 8th, 2017 - 5:16pm

    There’s an alternate cover for this on Amazon. it’s more or less the same except Bill is wearing her Friend from the future outfit and Twelve is in a different pose. It also says “Not all monsters are what they seem” at the top rather than “fear the light” above the title.

    I wonder which one is the actual cover.

    • DoctorSong2016

      March 8th, 2017 - 5:18pm

      Just seem the other ones and they’re definitely early ones as you can see that the promos are very crudely photoshopped, with Bill having legs drawn on and 12 having his arm filled in.

    • booboo

      March 8th, 2017 - 5:20pm

      they must have changed it the one above came from Amazon

    • DoctorSong2016

      March 8th, 2017 - 5:22pm

      It’s quite odd really because the ones on Amazon now are very crude. It looks like Part of 12’s arm has been coloured in on the plague city cover and Bill’s legs have also been crudely drawn on in that cover as the promo that’s used doesn’t include her legs.

    • booboo

      March 8th, 2017 - 5:25pm

      not sure why they would have sent out the covers for the listings as they clearly weren’t final

  • Sean Bassett

    March 6th, 2017 - 12:57pm

    Such a great idea for a Doctor Who story and a nice cover too. The Doctor Who books featuring the current Doctor and companion can be very hit and miss but I think this one will be an engaging read.

  • DoctorFan

    March 5th, 2017 - 5:25pm

    Anotger light related thing this series

  • DoctorFan

    March 5th, 2017 - 5:24pm

    I love 12th dr’s outfit this series

  • DoctorFan

    March 5th, 2017 - 5:21pm

    Don’t think i have read a cavan scott story this should be interesting

  • Anonymous

    March 4th, 2017 - 9:08pm

    Its looks like Plauge City will have Sontarans, but the Shining Man looks really cool and creepy/ Don’t know which one i’ll buy first!

  • Nicola whitten

    March 4th, 2017 - 7:51pm

    Can’t wait to read this it looks interesting indeed

  • The Flying Shark

    March 4th, 2017 - 7:09pm

    Looking forward to this one the most.

  • lava tree

    March 4th, 2017 - 12:06am

    My thoughts on this are the same as the one with the Weeping Angel…. interesting

  • DoctorFan

    March 3rd, 2017 - 10:34pm

    That looks creepy as hell

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      March 3rd, 2017 - 11:23pm

      Agreed. Love the cover.

  • Dean Jones

    March 3rd, 2017 - 10:04pm

    this seems to be a riff on the whole Crazy Clown craze that happened last October

  • Kiek

    January 10th, 2017 - 8:57pm

    I think this might be about the cybermen

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2017 - 7:53am

      Now someone’s said it that makes sense

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2017 - 4:08pm

      I have been hoping it since the title was announced I just needed someone to agree my suspicions

    • Anonymous

      January 11th, 2017 - 9:41pm

      I’m guessing nardole will be in at least on of these.

    • Doctor Stu

      March 3rd, 2017 - 9:28pm

      If you want to sell the book and generate hype you’d put cybermen on the cover so I’ve got my doubts. It would be nice though it’s been ages since they’ve had a returning monster in a novel, I love any of the novels with Cybermen or Daleks in.

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