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|Legacy of the Daleks|
|Companion(s):||Susan Foreman Campbell|
|Main enemy:||The Master, Daleks|
|Cover by:||Black Sheep|
|Release date:||April, 1998|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 246 Pages|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|Longest Day||Dreamstone Moon|
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.
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...
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- Eighth Doctor
- Susan Foreman Campbell
- David Campbell
- The Master
- Knight Donna
- Lord London
- Mark, Lord Haldoran
- The Daleks
- Toby Barlow
- General Craddock
- Alan Tomlin
- Chancellor Goth
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- England has been broken into Domains, originally more than a hundred, now around ten including London.
- Susan uses the Master's TARDIS' telepathic circuits to attack him; the shockwave from that contacts the Doctor through his TARDIS' telepathic circuits.
- The Master uses his Tissue Compression Eliminator on various people and a Dalek.
- '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."
- This story is set thirty years after TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
- This story is set after TV: Frontier in Space and leads to TV: The Deadly Assassin for the Master.
- This story set directly after PROSE: Longest Day for the Doctor as he searches for Sam Jones.
- Susan left her key in the ruins of London. The Doctor retrieved it in PROSE: GodEngine.
- The Doctor recalls seeing Susan as part of 'Rassilon's Game', in TV: The Five Doctors.
- The factory within the Dalek Artefact bears a strong resemblance to the Dalek factory in TV: The Power of the Daleks.
- There's a passing reference to TV: Doctor Who (1996) about the Doctor and hospitals (and people trying to kill him in them).
- The Doctor receives Susan's message 'before' the event occurs and arrives 'before' it occurs. A similar event occurs in TV: The Doctor's Daughter.
- Before David's death at the hands of the Master, he and Susan are unable to have children and all their children are adopted. This is later contradicted by AUDIO: An Earthly Child. Not necessarily; the events of this story are negated when the Doctor arrives before Susan sends the message, meaning that David dies a natural death - which agrees with the events of An Earthly Child - and Susan finds herself pregnant.
- Detailed synopsis of Legacy of the Daleks at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Legacy of the Daleks at The Whoniverse