Publisher's summary Edit
A traitor to the Time Lords?
Or is he playing a deadly double game, saving the Time Lords by appearing to betray them?
But the Vardans themselves are only pawns in the game, and the Doctor faces an old and deadly enemy, as he battles to foil the Invasion of Time.
`Terrance Dicks is a skilful professional storyteller ... He has deftly recaptured the programme's popular blend of hectic menace and humorous self-mockery.' BRITISH BOOK NEWS
Chapter titles Edit
- Treaty for Treason
- The President-Elect
- Attack from the Matrix
- The Fugitive
- The Betrayal
- The Invasion
- The Outcasts
- The Assassin
- The Vardans
- False Victory
- The Sontarans
- The Key of Rassilon
- The Chase
- The Wisdom of Rassilon
Deviations from televised story Edit
- Upon materialisation in the Panopticon, the Vardans are described "three tall, shimmering shapes, cloaked and hooded figures with the vaguest hint of features under the hoods."
- Additionally, it is revealed that the Doctor first learnt of the Vardans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey via a telepathic warning from the Matrix.
- Jasko and Ablif are merged into Jablif.
- The Vardans appear as hooded ghosts.
- Stor feels insecurities.
- Leela's departure is more abrupt than in the televised story.
- The "search for the Great Key" is a new responsibility because the Master stole it; the Doctor notes it was a fake that didn't have the power of the true Great Key.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
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Additional cover images Edit
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British publication history Edit
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK