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Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Fitz Kreiner, Compassion
Main enemy: Spulver worms
Main setting: Planet Eskon, City of Baktan
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Trevor Baxendale
Release details
Release number: 33
Release date: 3 April 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 30 Chapters, 256 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55595-5
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Coldheart was the thirty-third novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Trevor Baxendale. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Compassion.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Doctor, Fitz and Compassion arrive on the planet Eskon — a strange world of ice and fire. Far beneath the planet's burning surface are vast lakes frozen solid by the glacial subterranean temperature.

But the civilised community that relies on the ice reservoirs for its survival has more to worry about than a shortage of water. The hideous slimers — degenerate mutations in the population — are growing more hostile by the moment, and their fanatical leader will stop at nothing to exact revenge against those in authority. But what connects the slimers to the unknown horror that lurks deep beneath the ice? And what is the terrible truth that the city leaders will do anything to conceal?

To unearth the ugliest secrets of Eskon, the TARDIS crew becomes involved in a desperate conflict. While Fitz is embroiled in the deadly plans of the slimers, the Doctor and Compassion must lead a danger-frought subterranean expedition to prevent a disaster that could destroy the very essence of Eskon... its cold heart.

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. A Hard Place
  2. Once Bitten
  3. Into the Fire
  4. Warm Welcome
  5. Baktan
  6. Challenges
  7. The Inside-Out Planet
  8. The Hard Line
  9. Agendas
  10. Family Matters
  11. Slimer!
  12. Close Quarters
  13. Ckeho
  14. The Squirming
  15. Fear of the Dark
  16. Eve of Disaster
  17. The Expedition
  18. Fall Girl
  19. Fight
  20. Fright
  21. Better Out Than In
  22. Hijack
  23. Detonator
  24. Sins of the Father
  25. Best-Laid Schemes
  26. Food Chain
  27. Last Word
  28. Ice Breaker
  29. It Never Rains...
  30. When the Heat Cools Off

Characters Edit

  • Eighth Doctor
    • The Doctor carries in his pockets batteries that used to belong to Sam or Mel's personal CD player, a yo-yo, his sonic screwdriver, a dog whistle, a cruet set, and a bag of mint humbugs
  • Fitz Kreiner
    • Fitz tried every tea in the Doctor's old TARDIS. He and the Doctor reminisce about its loss (and the loss of the tea).
  • Compassion
    • Compassion allows the Doctor and Fitz to travel within her because she's scared of running from the Time Lords alone.
  • Revan
  • Akestus
  • Anavolus
  • Brevus
  • Ckeho
  • Florence
  • Graco
  • Krumm
  • Tor Grymna

References Edit

Species Edit

  • The Eskoni, humanoid but with wide-apart eyes and tan fur from the crown of their heads to the small of their backs.
  • Spulver worms, tentacled creatures that hunt by temperature.
  • Knivors, a cross between a dog and a bat. They hunt in packs of a hundred or so.
  • Slimers, Eskoni children mutated with Spulver worm DNA

Notes Edit

to be added

Continuity Edit

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