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The Reign of Terror was a novelisation based on the 1964 television serial The Reign of Terror.

Publisher's summary

It is 1794 and the TARDIS materialises some distance away from Paris during the French Revolution-the infamous Reign of Terror.

Soon the TARDIS crew find themselves caught up in the tangled web of historical events. Imprisoned in a dank dungeon, Ian is entrusted with delivering a message to master-spy James Stirling.

Who is James Stirling? What world-shattering events are being discussed in a deserted inn off the Calais road?

And can the Doctor and his friends escape a violent and bloody death at the dreaded guillotine?

Chapter titles

  1. So Near And So Far
  2. Under Siege
  3. Prisoners of the People
  4. The Diggers
  5. Liberty
  6. Sanctuary
  7. The Tyrant Of France
  8. Betrayal Everywhere
  9. Illusions Shattered
  10. A Hard Bargain
  11. A Glimpse Of Things To Come
  12. Escaping From History

Deviations from televised story

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Story notes

  • The cover and information on the right are for the original Target edition. It featured the artwork of Tony Masero. (See below for information on editions with different covers).

Writing and publishing notes

  • The novel was one of several completed by Ian Marter shortly before his death in October 1986. It was published posthumously.

Additional cover images

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British publication history

Hardback (March 1987)
  • W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK ISBN:0491037023, copies priced £7.50 (UK))
Paperback (August 1987)
  • Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. Single paperback edition, estimated print run: 32,500, priced £1.95 (UK).

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