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Beautiful Chaos
Beautiful chaos
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Donna
Featuring: Wilf, Sylvia
Main enemy: Mandragora Helix, Dara Morgan, Delphi
Main setting: England and New York, 2009
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Gary Russell
Release details
Release number: 29
Release date: 26 December 2008 (Hardcover)

7 March 2013 (Paperback 50th Anniversary Edition)

Format: Hardcover, 236 pages

Paperback, 256 pages

ISBN 978-1-84607-563-6
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Beautiful Chaos was the twenty-third Tenth Doctor novel released. It was the last to feature Donna Noble.

Publisher's summary Edit

2008 BBC Books edition Edit

Donna Noble is back home in London, catching up with her family and generally giving them all the gossip about her journeys. Her grandfather is especially overjoyed — he's discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor, as his special guest, to the naming ceremony.

But the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes he can see in Earth's heavens. Particularly that bright star, right there. No, not that one, that one, there, on the left...

The world's population is slowly being converted to a new path, a new way of thinking. Something is coming to Earth, an ancient force from the Dark Times. Something powerful, angry, and all-consuming...

2013 BBC Books edition Edit

Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens – something that is heading for Earth. It’s an ancient force from the Dark Times. And it is very, very angry...

Characters Edit

References Edit

Notes Edit

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The cover of the 2013 edition.

  • This is the last novel to feature Donna Noble.
    • Indeed, the preface and epilogue are set post-Journey's End, suggesting a "goodbye" to Donna.
  • Discounting the special case of the multi-authored PROSE: The Story of Martha, this was the last announced Tenth Doctor Adventures release to feature the Doctor with a regular companion. All novel releases for 2009 featured the Tenth Doctor travelling alone.
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • The novel was reprinted with a new cover in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
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The Audiobook cover.

Continuity Edit

Audio release Edit

  • The story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Bernard Cribbins.
  • The audiobook is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.

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