a real world point of view
|Main setting:||Earth, France, Eastern Pyrenees, 1242|
|Writer:||David A. McIntee|
|Release date:||April, 1995|
|Format:||Paperback Book, ? Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Infinite Requiem||Human Nature|
Sanctuary is the thirty-seventh New Adventures novel. It features the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield. It is the first purely historical novel in the New Adventures range, with no aliens or alien elements outside the Doctor, Bernice and the Jade Pagoda (and what they bring or make during the novel).
Publisher's summary Edit
The TARDIS is caught in the gravitational field of a dark star. The Doctor and Bernice are forced to evacuate, and find themselves stranded in medieval France - a brutal time of crusades and wars of succession.
As the Albigensian crusade draws to its bloody conclusion, men inflict savage brutalities on each other in the name of religion. And the TARDIS crew find their lives intertwined with warring Templars, crusaders and heretics. While the Doctor begins a murder investigation in a besieged fortress, Bernice finds herself drawn to an embittered mercenary who has made the heretics' fight his own. And they both realise that to leave history unchanged they may have to sacrifice far more than their lives.
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- Benny builds a still to make (medicinal) alcohol.
- Benny falls in love with Guy de Carnac.
- Guy de Carnac compares the Doctor to an owl..."He is comfortable in the darkness, as they are, and I think he is equally as adept at hunting down prey in cold blood."
- Benny can speak ancient Tzun
- The Doctor knows how to stitch tissue.
- Bernice says that she spent some of her early life on Vandor Prime in the Gamma Delphinius IV system.
- Bernice knows what Necros is like.
- The Doctor and Benny use the Jade Pagoda to escape the TARDIS. As it goes through the Black Star, the Doctor specifies it to home in on a Class M (Earth-like) planet orbiting a main sequence Class G (Sol]-like) star.
- The outside world can be reached through any of the three console rooms.
- The TARDIS interior has wood panelled corridors, a 1930s style cage lift, an arboretum, a hospital ward, a complete indoor sports centre, a tennis court, a car garage, a water purification plant, a quarantine bay, a "Wanted" poster of Doc Holliday, a Veltrochni tree sculpture, a Greek statuette of the goddess Athena, a small statue of Atlas holding the world, an Inca quipu, and the arms of the Venus de Milo.
- A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 225.
- Bernice says that she spent some of her early life on Vandor Prime in the Gamma Delphinius IV system. These statements seem to contradict earlier statements by her about her homeworld, but can be can be reconciled with Benny's other statements about her homeworld if "Vandor Prime" is the name of a settlement and "Gamma Delphinius IV" is another name for Beta Caprisis, much as "Sol III" is another name for Earth.
- The Jade Pagoda was last seen in PROSE: Iceberg.
- Sir Giles Estram was the Master's pseudonym during the events of TV:The King's Demons. As he left behind family to mourn his disappearance, he was probably a real knight whom the Master killed and impersonated.
- Guy de Carnac is seen again in AUDIO: The Quality of Mercy.
- Detailed synopsis of Sanctuary at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Sanctuary at The Whoniverse
- Prelude to Sanctuary as published in DWM#225