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Shining Darkness was the twenty-seventh novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Mark Michalowski and featured the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble.

Publisher's summary

For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But, even two and a half million light years from Earth, some things never change... A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organisation. From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner - and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end. Because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is the Cult of Shining Darkness.


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Crew of the Sword of Justice

Members of the Cult of Shining Darkness




  • The machine on the front cover resembles both a Pyrovile and a Cyberman. It is named Mother.
  • Shining Darkness has several references to Planet 1. This means it is set after The Doctor Trap.
  • A paperback version of Shining Darkness was released in a book collection, along with The Many Hands and Prisoner of the Daleks.
  • There is an error on Page 40. There are no quotation marks where Mesanth says "You must be Donna, I'm Mesanth."
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.

The Audiobook cover.


External links

Audio release

  • An abridged reading of the story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Debbie Chazen.