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The Shadows of Avalon
The Shadows of Avalon
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Fitz Kreiner, Compassion
Main enemy: Romana III, Gandar, Cavis
Main setting: Wiltshire, July 2012; England, October 1967; Gallifrey
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Paul Cornell
Release details
Release number: 31
Release date: 7 February 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 23 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55588-2
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BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Parallel 59 The Fall of Yquatine

The Shadows of Avalon was the thirty-first novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Paul Cornell. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner, Compassion, the Brigadier, and introduced Romana III, a regeneration following her previous incarnation depicted by Lalla Ward.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Brigadier's wife is dead. A terrible accident. Grieving, he searches for death, and finds his way to Avalon, the other-dimensional kingdom of the Catuvelauni.

The Doctor is also in Avalon, marooned. He's lost his companions, his TARDIS... and his hope for the future.

Now it seems they'll have to make a new life for themselves with the Celts who live in the Dreamlands. Perhaps even help in the Celts' negotiations with the Unseelie, the sinister original inhabitants of Avalon, who live far to the North.

But then a gateway opens between Earth and Avalon. The British Army arrives in force. And the Brigadier negotiates a treaty that will lead to war in the Land of Dreams.

With fearsome dragons duelling jet fighters, vicious Gallifreyan agents causing havoc, and Compassion fighting against her ultimate fate, can the Doctor save the world, his best friend, and himself?

Chapter titles Edit

  • Prologue One
  • Prologue Two

Part One: The Road to Avalon

  • 1: Compassion Fatigue
  • 2: Get Through It
  • 3: Into the Fire
  • 4: Woad Rage

Part Two: War in Avalon

  • 5: And You May Find Yourself
  • 6: Potence Postponed
  • 7: Nothing Can Stop Us Now

Part Three: The Taking of Avalon

  • 8: Call it an Exorcism if you Want
  • 9: If you Live a Lie, You Die a Liar
  • 10: War Fever
  • 11: The Return of the Hero
  • 12: And This Gives Life to Thee
  • 13: Reason
  • 14: The Proper Use for Chandeliers
  • 15: Victory is Empty
  • 16: What Matters is Who You Are
  • 17: The Return of the Villain
  • 18: Interference Denied
  • 19: Dust to Dust
  • Epilogue One
  • Epilogue Two

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to be added

Continuity Edit

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