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Timewyrm: Revelation
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace
Main enemy: The Timewyrm
Main setting: Cheldon Bonniface and The Moon, 1992
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Paul Cornell
Release details
Release number: 4
Release date: 5 December 1991
Format: Paperback Book; 15 Chapters, 220 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20360-7
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Timewyrm: Revelation is the fourth book in the New Adventures series, and the fourth (and final) book in the Timewyrm arc. It was written by Paul Cornell and features the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Publisher's summary Edit

The parishioners of Cheldon Bonniface walk to church on the Sunday before Christmas, 1992. Snow is in the air, or is it the threat of something else? The Reverend Trelaw has a premonition, too, and discusses it with the spirit that inhabits his church. Perhaps the Doctor is about to visit them again?

Some years earlier, in a playground in Perivale, Chad Boyle picks up a half-brick. He's going to get that creepy Dorothy who says she wants to be an astronaut. The weapon falls, splitting Dorothy's skull. She dies instantly.

The Doctor has pursued the Timewyrm from prehistoric Mesopotamia to Nazi Germany, and then to the end of the universe. He has tracked down the creature again: but what trans-temporal trap has the Timewyrm prepared for their final confrontation?

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue: Hymns From a Village
  1. Step On
  2. Art And Articulation
  3. Pepper And Architecture
  4. Head Dance
  5. Roses
  6. The Damage Done
  7. Regrets
  8. It's A Wonderful Life
  9. Schoolgirl Chums
  10. Chaos Song
  11. Sympathy For The Doctor
  12. Cruciform Blues
  13. Total Eclipse
  • Epilogue: Getting Away With It

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Books Edit

The Doctor Edit

The Doctors as they appear within the Seventh Doctor's mind Edit

Gallifrey Edit

Individuals Edit

Music Edit

Personifications of concepts Edit

  • Death is created by the Timewyrm. The Doctor (literally) dances with Death.

Psychic powers Edit

Species Edit

  • The Daleks call the Timewyrm Golyan Ak Tana, the twister of paths.
  • The Doctor is called Ka Faraq Gatri / Destroyer of Worlds by the Daleks for destroying Skaro.
  • The Timewyrm will always exist in some form.

Religion Edit

  • Ernest Trelaw is the current vicar of St. Christopher's (Saul). He knows about Saul's sentience.

Timeline Edit

Notes Edit

  • This is the final novel in the Timewyrm tetralogy.
  • Paul Cornell based much of Timewyrm: Revelation on a short story called "Total Eclipse":

In its original form as 'Total Eclipse', it was the last of a trilogy concerning Saul the sentient church, and two time travellers from a dictatorial future who'd come back to 'fix' the past, with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa getting in the way. (Said Cornell, "They were the TARDIS crew I wrote mostly for.")[1]

  • The name Mount Cadon was invented here. It has been referenced in several other stories.[2]

Continuity Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. Flashback Interview: Paul Cornell. Vox Bomb (2002). Retrieved on 11th August 2011.
  2. Eric Briggs; Paul Cornell (1999). timewyrm: revelation. The Doctor Who Bewildering Reference Guide. Retrieved on 11th August 2011.

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