a real world point of view
|The Many Hands|
|Main enemy:||Onk Ndell Kith|
|Main setting:||Edinburgh, 1759|
|Release date:||10 April 2008|
|Format:||Hardcover, 244 pages|
|BBC New Series Adventures|
|Snowglobe 7||Ghosts of India|
The Many Hands was the eighteenth Tenth Doctor novel released.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Nor' Loch is being filled in. If you ask the soldiers there, they'll tell you it's a stinking cesspool that the city can do without. But that doesn't explain why the workers won't go near the place without an armed guard.
That doesn't explain why they whisper stories about the loch giving up its dead, about the minister who walked into his church twelve years after he died.
It doesn't explain why, as they work, they whisper about a man called the Doctor. And about the many hands of Alexander Monro.
- The Tenth Doctor
- Martha Jones
- Katherine Monro
- Alexander Monro
- Benjamin Franklin
- Arthur King
- John Monro
- Gordon Yarwood
- Neil McVicar
- Onk Ndell Kith
- John Connolly
- Ernest Wright
- The Many Hands was also released as a paperback book in a collection, which also included paperback versions of PROSE: Shining Darkness and PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- The Doctor ponders whether the entities possessing the dead are Gelth. The Gelth appeared in TV: The Unquiet Dead.
- The Doctor tells Martha that he is a Baronet of Bathgate. This is where David Tennant was born.
- The Slitheen family are mentioned. They previously appeared in TV: The Lost Boy.
- The Doctor tells Martha not to be offended if the holograms in the TARDIS call her Rose.
- Martha refers to "alien witches". (TV: The Shakespeare Code)
Audio release Edit
- The story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by David Troughton.
- This audiobook was released in a box set along with Martha in the Mirror' and Snowglobe 7.