If you were one of those fans who thought Matt Smith’s last episode of Doctor Who glossed over a tremendous amount of information, this news is for you.
The Doctor Who Christmas special involved a plot where the 11th Doctor stayed on Trenzalore for hundreds of years. Very unlike him. However, the timeframe of the episode being what it was, we only got to see a few minutes of these years. Presumably, lots of stuff happened besides folks revealing uncomfortable things about themselves. “Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor’s Last Stand from BBC Books,” will fill in some of the gaps. The synopsis:
As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction – the Doctor. For nine hundred years, he defended the planet, and the tiny town of Christmas, against the forces that would destroy it.
He never knew how long he could keep the peace. He never knew what creatures would emerge from the snowy night to threaten him next. He knew only that at the end he would die on Trenzalore.
Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it remains shrouded in mystery and darkness.
This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid – and of the one man who was not.
Instead of telling it as one big story, “Tales of Trenzalore” will break down the years into four different periods, by four different writers.
- Let it Snow – by Justin Richards
- An Apple a Day – by George Mann
- Strangers in the Outland – by Paul Finch
- The Dreaming – by Mark Morris
Are you interested? You can pre-order here.