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The Dust of Ages
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Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Main enemy:
Main setting: The Moon, 30th century
Karagula, 30th century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Release details
Release number: 1
Release date: 29 January 2009
Format: paperback book
ISBN 978-1-4059-0513-8
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The Dust of Ages is the first book in The Darksmith Legacy series.

Publisher's summary Edit

It is a few years into our future, and there are bases on the Moon. A recent survey has shown something unusual, an unknown power source. When a tall, skinny spiky-haired stranger turns up and announces he's from the Bureau of Alien Technology doing a spot check, the survey team know they've found something special. But is this special power source a blessing or a curse?

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Sister Clathine
  • High Witan
  • Brother Varlos
  • Snorkellians - snouted creatures that suck up dust and dirt, digest it and expel it as pellets which apparently are good for growing tomatoes
  • The TARDIS Data Bank on the Moon mentions that the Moon is the only other world the humans have travelled to by the year 2010.
  • The Agent's metal bodywork is augmented with plastic salvaged from the wreckage of the Nestene homeworld, Polymos.
  • The Agent is programmed with innate understandings of the time Vortex that were found in a deactivated Gundan robot. This allows the Agent to travel on time winds.

Notes Edit

  • Interspersed with the main fiction is;
  • TARDIS Data Bank (extra information on 'the Moon' and 'Analysis of Crystal')
  • Activity pages x4 (The puzzle solutions give the reader the chance to think like the Doctor!)
  • Next instalment cover preview and opening chapter.
  • The Darksmith Legacy's overall story was devised by Justin Richards who contributed four of the ten titles.
  • The Darksmith Legacy was certificated to 13, with under 13's needing parental approval.
  • This first book in the series was released along with the second before the remaining titles saw a monthly release throughout 2009.
  • Each book in the series had a foiled cover with illustration by Peter McKinstry
  • By visiting the website and participating in the Quest participants can unlock additional content like computer wallpapers to download.

The Quest itself features; games - (like finding a specific target in an image, by using the sonic screwdriver as a detector, to hone in (to register 100 on the scale). Once located the 'Target' then provides additional information used in further puzzles involving both words and numbers.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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