a real world point of view
|Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark|
|Main setting:||Llanfer Ceiriog, Wales|
Tír na n-Óg
|Release date:||June 1992|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 256 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Cat's Cradle: Warhead||Nightshade|
Publisher's summary Edit
"Spare no sympathy for those creatures. They were witches, they deserved to die."
A coach crashes on the M40. All the passengers are killed. The bodies carry no identification; they are wearing similar new clothes. And each has a suitcase full of banknotes.
A country vet delivers a foal. The mare has a deep wound in her forehead. In the straw, the vet finds a tapered horn.
The TARDIS's link with the Eye of Harmony is becoming ever more tenuous and is in urgent need of repair. But the time machine takes the Doctor and Ace to a village in rural Wales, and a gateway to another world.
to be added
- The Seventh Doctor
- Inspector Graham Stevens
- Constable Hughes
- Stuart Taylor
- The Book of Rassilon starts with "In the beginning...".
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor is still afraid of fire.
- The Doctor refers to the time he took his past companion Mel to a Welsh holiday camp in the 1950s. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)
Foods and beverages Edit
- The Doctor and Ace eat potato and leek soup.
- The Doctor fries up bacon for everyone.
- Ace doesn't like Spam.
- The Doctor claims that there's a fish and chip shop in Rhyl "whose Spam sandwiches can't be equalled this side of the Crab Nebula."
- Ace is not very religious.
- Lynx, the silver cat which has been popping up, is generated by the TARDIS.
- Ace mentions that she used to be waitress and remembers the time she met the Cheetah People. (TV: Survival) She also remembers the time she went to 1963. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
- Stuart Taylor is the local vet.
- Scotland Yard has a one-man Paranormal Investigations Team.
- A speck of demonic protoplasm infects the TARDIS.
- When the demons are fought off using faith, Ace thinks of the Haemovores, aliens which were similarly fought off. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)
- This is the final novel in the Cat's Cradle Trilogy.
- Clones of the Doctor and Ace appear in PROSE: Return of the Living Dad.
- In PROSE: Deceit the effects of the protoplasm on the Doctor are revealed.
- Ace refers to events/experiences of TV: Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks, and Survival.
- The Doctor refers the events of TV: Delta and the Bannermen.
- The mention of King Arthur is an indirect reference to TV: Battlefield.
- Detailed synopsis of Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark at The Whoniverse
- Bewildering Reference Guide entry to Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark, with notes by the author