It is almost Halloween in the sleepy New England town of Blackwood Falls. Paper skeletons hang in windows and carved pumpkins leer from porches. The Doctor and Martha soon discover that this will be no ordinary Halloween.
"A Doctor Who Halloween - Good for Pre and Tweens"
In the town of Redwater, the Doctor and Martha learn of a snake-oil salesman who's patent medicines actually cure his patients. But when the they investigate, the truth is stranger, and far more dangerous.
"Good story, irritating narrator"
When the TARDIS materializes in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population is living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman. And, after a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realizes the city has good reason to be scared!
"Science and History fiction combined."
It's July 1940, and 11-year-old Lydia has just run away from life as a child evacuee in Wales. She arrives in her English village, gas mask in tow, only to find it abandoned. Her family's house is shuttered and empty, the windows covered by black-out blinds - but Lydia settles in, determined to wait there until they return.
Tiermann's World: a planet covered in wintry woods and roamed by sabre-toothed tigers and other savage beasts. The Doctor is here to warn Professor Tiermann, his wife, and their son that a terrible danger is on its way.
"A Darker Who Adventure"
The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark.Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts and boggarts. But now they have unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral, lurks the Spook’s nemesis - the Bane. A creature he has never been able to defeat. As Thomas and his master prepare for the battle of their lives it becomes clear that the Bane isn’t their only enemy in town.
Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organisation. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto is also being hunted. The three months that Otto has spent following his expulsion from H.I.V.E. have given the Artemis Section - an elite division of the American intelligence services that specialises in capturing the toughest targets and reports only to the president - an opportunity to locate him.
Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can. For years the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried.... Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County?
July 1940. 11 year-old Lydia walks through a village in rural Suffolk on a baking hot day. She is wearing a gas mask. The shops and houses are empty, windows boarded up and sandbags green with mildew, the village seemingly deserted. Leaving it behind, she strikes off down a country lane through the salt marshes to a large Edwardian house - the house she grew up in. Lydia finds it empty too, the windows covered in black-out blinds. Her family are gone.
A knife is a deadly weapon. Paul Varderman knows that. Well, he does now.... Paul could be at any normal school - bullies, girls and annoying teachers are just part of life. Unfortunately 'normal' doesn't apply when it comes to the school's most evil bully, Roth, a twisted thug with an agenda quite unlike anyone else. When Paul delivers a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a terrible rivalry. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but then Roth hands him a knife....
Madams, Monsieurs, call this narrator many things: a bit of a rotter, maybe; a touch pretentious, perhaps; a sharp dresser...but never naive, never complacent. When it comes to steering clear of the universe's threat to his health, he is, unquestionably, wise beyond his years. Journey with him from Egham to Waterloo as he discovers how to outwit fate with its own rules.