The Shadows of Avalon
is a BBC Books
original novel written by Paul Cornell
and based on the long-running British science fiction television
series Doctor Who
. It features the Eighth Doctor
, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
and Romana III
When the TARDIS explodes, The Doctor and The Brigadier are trapped in the fantasy world of Avalon
. As war between the British army and the Avalonians breaks out, Compassion completes her transformation into a TARDIS.
- Fitz's question to the Doctor at the end of the novel, and his answer about being on the run from the Time Lords in a stolen and unreliable TARDIS, is reminiscent of the last lines of The Five Doctors.
- The novel is a partial sequel to the Virgin New Adventures novel Happy Endings.
- This is the only original novel in the BBC Books range written by Paul Cornell.