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St Anthony's Fire (novel)

St Anthony's Fire
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main enemy: Chapter of Saint Anthony
Main setting: Betrushia, Massatoris 2148
St Anthony's Chapter mothership, 2148
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Release details
Release number: 31
Release date: 20 October 1994
Format: Paperback Book; 22 Chapters, 274 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20423-9
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St Anthony's Fire was the thirty first New Adventures novel and featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield. This was writer Mark Gatiss' second and final contribution to the Virgin New Adventures range.

Publisher's summary edit

"No time. They have come. They have come at last."

The Doctor and Bernice visit Betrushia, a planet famous for its beautiful ring system. They soon discover that the rain-drenched jungles are in turmoil. A vicious, genocidal war is raging between the lizard-like natives. The ground itself is wracked by mysterious earthquakes. And an unknown force is moving inexorably forwards, devastating everything in its path.

Ace wanted out; she’s resting on a neighbouring world. But from the outer reaches of space, a far greater threat is approaching Betrushia, and even Ace may find it impossible to escape.

With time running out, the Doctor must save the people of Betrushia from their own terrible legacy before the wrath of St Anthony’s Fire is visited upon them all.

Chapter Titles edit

  • Prologue
  1. Planet of Death
  2. Battle Fatigue
  3. The Eleventh Colony
  4. Freaks
  5. Raining Stones
  6. Church Triumphant
  7. Pale Horseman
  8. Servus Servorum Dei
  9. Infernal Machines
  10. Attack from the Unknown
  11. The Rings of Betrushia
  12. Return of the Keth
  13. Auto-Da-Fé
  14. Papal Bull
  15. Yellow Fever
  16. Slayed in Flame
  17. Time Before
  18. Revenge of the Chaptermen
  19. Sun Stroke
  20. St. Anthony's Fire
  • Epilogue

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The Doctor's items edit

Games edit

  • The Doctor enjoys playing nine dimensional scrabble.

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Continuity edit

  • The cricket ball which the Doctor used in TV: Four to Doomsday was vacuum resistant and propulsion powered.

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