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Legacy of the Daleks
Legacy of the Daleks
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Susan Foreman Campbell
Main enemy: The Master, Daleks
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: John Peel
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 10
Release date: 6 April 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 17 Chapters, 246 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40574-0
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Legacy of the Daleks was the tenth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Susan Foreman, the Master and the Daleks. This novel is the second and final novel of BBC Books' Eighth Doctor range to feature the Daleks. Like the first, War of the Daleks, it was written by John Peel. It bridges the gap between Roger Delgado's portrayal of the Master and Peter Pratt's decaying version of the same villain, wherein the Master is severely deformed by his own Tissue Compression Eliminator and left in a moribund state.

Publisher's summary Edit

England in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks' invasion. The Doctor's very first travelling companion — his granddaughter, Susan — is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors. But danger still remains all around...

While searching for his lost companion, Sam, the Doctor finds himself in Domain London. But it seems that Susan is now missing too, and his efforts to find her lead to confrontation with the ambitious Lord Haldoran, who is poised to take control of southern England through all-out war. With the help of a sinister advisor, Haldoran's plans are already well advanced. Power cables have been fed down a mineshaft, reactivating a mysterious old device of hideous power. But has the Dalek presence on Earth really been wiped out? Or are there still traps set for the unwary?

The Doctor learns to his cost once again that when dealing with the evil of the Daleks, nothing can be taken at face value...

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Daleks Edit

  • DA-17 is the designation of one area of Dalek technology left from their invasion.
  • Being inside the Dalek artefact reminds Susan of Skaro and the Daleks' city.
  • The Daleks from the Dalek Artefact begin creating robomen.
  • The Master mentions the Dalek Prime.

Individuals Edit

  • The Master uses the name Estro, which is Esperanto for "Master".
  • Peace Officers are a group of people who investigate and make safe artefacts and remnants of the Dalek invasion. They have unrestricted access to the domains.
  • David and Susan name their adoptive children Ian, Barbara and David Junior (most likely after Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright).
  • The Doctor considers altering the past (and goes back in time before Susan sent her message) to help her. (This would have been a temporal paradox had he succeeded).
  • The Doctor tells Donna about fighting Daleks, Cybermen and Ice Warriors.
  • The Master is using Draconian technology whilst on Earth.
  • Susan thinks she kills the Master on the planet Tersurus.
  • Rodan makes a brief appearance during a scene set on Gallifrey.

Locations Edit

  • England has been broken into Domains, originally more than a hundred, now around ten including London, Canterbury, Salisbury, Devon, Edmonds, and Haldoran. (The last two are not named after real world counties)
  • Castle Haldoran was formerly Leeds Castle, Kent.

Monarchy Edit

  • There hasn't been a monarch in 38 years. (This would mean there was still a monarchy sometime into the Dalek occupation)
  • Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the Daleks.

Species Edit


Weapons Edit

Notes Edit

  • 'The Master' featured in this story is as Roger Delgado portrayed him.
  • The Doctor and the Master speak a couple of sentences in Esperanto each on page 138-139, though no translation is given in the novel.
"Doktoro, Mi ĝojas ke vi estas tiu kiun mi bezonis por kompletigi la ludon."
The Doctor spun around to stare at the newcomer. "Tiam kiam mi audis la nomon 'Estro', mi opiniis ke tiu devas esti vi. Via vanteco estos la fino de vi, estro de malbonestroj."


"Doctor, I am so happy, you are the one I needed to complete the game."
The Doctor spun around to stare at the newcomer. "That time I heard the name 'Master', I thought it had to be you. Your vanity will be the end of you, master of masters of evil."

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