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Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll
Power of Kroll novel
Based on: The Power of Kroll
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Romana
Main enemy: The Kroll
The Swampies
Main setting: Third moon of Delta Magna
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Cover by: Andrew Skilleter
Release details
Release number: 49 (given to later editions)
Release date: 26 May 1980
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 14 Chapters, 128 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20101-9
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Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll was a novelisation based on the 1978 television serial The Power of Kroll.

Publisher's summary Edit

The huge, octopus-like Kroll lived deep in the swamps of the humid, steamy planet. To the native swamp-warriors, Kroll was an angry, mythical god. To the money-grabbing alien technicians, Kroll was a threat to a profit-making scheme.

In their search for another segment of the Key to Time, the Fourth Doctor and Romana have to face the suspicion of the Lagoon dwellers, the stupidity of the technicians and, finally the power of Kroll …

THE POWER OF KROLL is a novel in the Key to Time Sequence. Also available THE RIBOS OPERATION, |THE STONES OF BLOOD and THE ANDROIDS OF TARA.

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Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue
  1. The Swamp
  2. The Gun-Runner
  3. The Sacrifice
  4. The Tunnel
  5. The Thing in the Lake
  6. The Attack
  7. The End of Harg
  8. The Storm
  9. Escape Through the Swamps
  10. The Rocket
  11. Countdown
  12. The Power of Kroll
  • Epilogue

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • A prologue explores the Kroll's feeding cycle.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • Then producer John Nathan-Turner expressed the view that he thought the cover artwork poor. The image of Tom Baker on the original edition is taken from his expression after defeating Kroll and obtaining the fifth segment of the Key to Time in the original story.

Additional cover images Edit

To be added

British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

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