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Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken was a novelisation based on the 1981 television serial The Keeper of Traken. The original cover art had the distinction of being one of the first to showcase a companion without the Doctor, in this case Nyssa.

Publisher's summary

1982 edition

For ages past, the Union of Traken has lived in peace and harmony thanks to the power of the Source, controlled by generations of Keepers.

But the current Keeper, his powers waning, senses some all-pervading evil about to invade his world. He summons the Fourth Doctor to his aid.

To save Traken the Doctor fights the terrifying Melkur – only to find that this new enemy conceals an older and even deadlier foe – one the Doctor has encountered before ...

Chapter titles

  1. Escape to Danger
  2. Melkur AWakes
  3. Intruders
  4. The Voice of Melkur
  5. Melkur's Secret
  6. The Net
  7. Prisoners of Melkur
  8. A Place to Hide
  9. Death of a Keeper
  10. The Rule of Melkur
  11. The Last Resort
  12. The Enemy

Deviations from televised story

  • Deleted scenes are reinstated.

Writing and publishing notes

  • to be added

Additional cover images

British publication history

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback
Target

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