a real world point of view
|Main setting:||London, 1998|
|Cover by:||Black Sheep|
|Release date:||February, 1998|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 281 Pages|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
Publisher’s Summary Edit
Landing in present-day England, all appears serene as the Doctor and Sam emerge from the TARDIS into the idyllic grounds of the Silver family’s ancestral home. Only when they enter the house do they suspect things are not what they seem.
How far-reaching is the strange power of a secret society almost 700 years old, and how is it linked to the mysterious Station Nine? And what is the significance of a series of paintings that drove a man to suicide?
From thirteenth-century England to the former Soviet Union, from the United States to the cold wastes of space, the various strands of a complex plan come together and threaten to engulf the world in a nightmare of nuclear destruction...
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- Eighth Doctor
- Samantha Jones
- Captain William Pickering
- Norton Silver
- Penelope Silver
- Matthew Siolfor
- Tom Dering
- Jack Michaels
- Pete Kellerman
- Tanner and Allworthy
- Colonel Anatoli Roskov
- Howard Kane
- Jean-Pierre Tannerie
- Samantha Jones still bites her fingernails. She gets hypnotised and memories hidden.
- Norton Silver is a freelance hypnotist for the Ministry of Defence.
- Pete Kellerman is the replacement of America's previous national security advisor who was assassinated. He is also a member of the alchemists and also a descendant of the original alchemists.
- Tanner and Allworthy are Silver's servants and are also descendants of the original alchemists and members of their society.
- Colonel Anatoli Roskov is the commander of the Nevchenka nuclear base in Krejikstan. He is a member of the Alchemist society.
- Khameirians look like gargoyles. They have a remarkable will to survive. They see their bodies as just vessels for their consciousness.
- The Khameirians were at war with the Yogloth.
- Station Nine is a military missile platform.
- Sam sees a full moon and shudders, remembering the recent events in PROSE: Kursaal.
- The epilogue features an older Sam Jones who does not travel with the Doctor; this must take place after PROSE: Interference - Book Two.
- Detailed synopsis of Option Lock at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Option Lock at The Whoniverse