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Island of Death (novel)

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Island of Death
Island of Death Cover
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Sarah
Featuring: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Main enemy: The Skang
Hilda Hutchens
Main setting: London, India and Africa, the 1970s
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Barry Letts
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 71
Release date: 7 July 2005
Format: Paperback Book; 32 Chapters, 281 Pages
ISBN 0-563-48631-7
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You may wish to consult Island of Death (disambiguation) for other, similarly-named pages.

Island of Death was the seventy-first BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Third Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. This was also author Barry Letts' first solo novel (he had previously written Deadly Reunion with Terrance Dicks).

Publisher's summary Edit

"He would learn nothing from the internal organs — and for a very good reason: there was nothing there. The dead girl's body was literally just skin and bone."

A New Age cult worships a hideous god — or is it a demon? — called the Skang. What possible connection can it have with the mysterious corpse on Hampstead Heath?

Sarah Jane Smith enlists the help of the Third Doctor and the Brigadier, and their investigations take them halfway across the world, to a remote island that has been turned into a paradise for the followers of the cult.

But the island is not what it seems, and neither is the Skang itself; and the Doctor and his companions are faced with the task of saving not only its devotees but the whole of mankind from a loathsome death.

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Anatomy and physiology Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor uses the phrase "two shakes of a sluggerlug's tail".

Biology Edit

Foods and beverages Edit

  • The Doctor and Sarah drink hot rum toddies after being rescued at sea.
  • The Doctor also drinks port.
  • The Brigadier drinks Scotch while he's on the plane to Bombay.

Individuals Edit

United Nations Intelligence Taskforce Edit

  • Most of the men under the Brigadier's command at UNIT are ex-SAS professionals.

Notes Edit

to be added

Continuity Edit

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