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Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell

The novel “Beautiful Chaos” by Gary Russell was published for the first time in 2008.

The Tenth Doctor brings Donna Noble back to her home to allow her to spend time with her family on the anniversary of her father’s death. The atmosphere Donna finds is darker than she expected, mostly because of her mother. Her grandfather has a special friend who suffers from Alzheimer’s but he’s the one who offers some light by announcing that he discovered a new star who will be named after him.

Wilf invites the Doctor to the ceremony where the new star’s name will be officially announced but some oddities worry the Doctor. A decidedly out-of-the-ordinary star can only bring trouble, and what’s the goal of people who, in various parts of the world, are working for a mysterious force?

Bloodlines: Home Fires Burn by Gareth Madgwick

The novel “Bloodlines: Home Fires Burn” by Gareth Madgwick was published for the first time in 2019.

Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart is taken from the normal space-time continuum by an entity who explains that he’s the Guardian of the Quantum Realm and needs him as an agent because he can’t operate directly in the physical universe. Now that there’s no one left to watch over the integrity of time, serious dangers are emerging due to interference in the timeline that could cause serious damage.

Professor Edward Travers has been sent to investigate strange events that may be caused by new Nazi weapons but he finds himself involved in the disappearance of a village child. Eileen Le Croissette is sent undercover to investigate a factory engaged in the British war effort which is using far too many resources that aren’t producing new weapons.

The Story of Martha

The anthology “The Story of Martha” by Dan Abnett, David Roden, Steve Lockley, Paul Lewis, Robert Shearman, and Simon Jowett was published for the first time in 2008.

Martha Jones was forced to escape the Master’s captivity leaving her family and the Doctor behind. She now has only one purpose: to walk the Earth to spread a message of hope, convincing people all over the world that it’s possible to defeat the Master.

For a year, Martha Jones travels the world telling stories of the Doctor’s adventures. She becomes a legend but that’s a problem because she has to avoid the Master’s agents who are trying to capture one of the most wanted people in the world.

The Laughing Gnome - Fear of the Web by Alyson Leeds

The novel “The Laughing Gnome – Fear of the Web” by Alyson Leeds was published for the first time in 2018.

Anne Bishop had some experience with temporal anomalies and doesn’t take long to recover when she finds herself in 1969 and moreover in the body of a girl who’s not her. She realizes that she’s on the eve of the events that led her to meet Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart and she decides to intervene to prevent her father’s mind from being damaged by the Great Intelligence.

For Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart it’s no longer surprising to be in his own past. He remembers very well that period that marked his life and for that very reason, he immediately notices some inconsistencies between his memories and what’s happening. He hasn’t been urgently recalled to London which means he will not meet the Doctor.

Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

The novel “Ghosts of India” by Mark Morris was published for the first time in 2008.

When Donna feels a great craving for curry, the Tenth Doctor decides to take her to India, to a very special restaurant. Upon arrival, he realizes that the year is not the scheduled one but 1947. The restaurant sought by the Doctor was destroyed during the riots caused by the divisions within the Indian population.

The Doctor and Donna are also in danger of being involved in the chaos that hit India. As if that weren’t enough, many people in Calcutta seem to be suffering from a strange disease and others disappear. The Doctor realizes that there’s an alien presence behind those strange events and the danger could even concern Gandhi, with incalculable repercussions on the future of India.