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Doctor Who: Synopsis & Cover Released for New War Doctor Novel

The War Doctor, the only recently revealed incarnation of the Doctor, may have only had one televised adventure in last year’s The Day of the Doctor – but it has been announced that the War Doctor will return in a brand new Doctor Who novel this summer, Engines of War.

The novel will be set during the Time War, and will chronicle some of the Doctor’s long battle against the Daleks. The synopsis is as follows.

“The death of billions is as nothing to us Doctor, if it helps defeat the Daleks.” 

The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor’s TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. 

As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven’t the Daleks simply killed the humans? 

Searching for answers the Doctor meets ‘Cinder’, a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone. 

An epic novel of the Great Time War featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt.

Engines of War is penned by George Mann and will be released on 31st July in hardcover.

[Source: Doctor Who TV]