The Witch Hunters (novel)

The Witch Hunters is a BBC Books original novel written by Steve Lyons and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.[3] It features the First Doctor, Barbara, Ian, and Susan.

The Witch Hunters
AuthorSteve Lyons
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
First Doctor
Barbara, Ian, and Susan
Set inPeriod between
City at World's End and Planet of Giants[1][2]
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
2 March 1998
Preceded byEye of Heaven 
Followed byThe Hollow Men 

This book was republished in 2015 by BBC Books as part of the History Collection.

Synopsis edit

With the Doctor wanting to repair the TARDIS in peace and quiet, Barbara, Ian and Susan decide to get some experience of living in the nearby village of Salem. But the Doctor knows about the horrors destined to engulf the village and determines that they should leave.

His friends are not impressed. His granddaughter Susan has her own ideas, and is desperate to return, whatever the cost. But perhaps the Doctor was right. Perhaps Susan's actions will lead them all into terrible danger and cause the tragedy that is already unfolding to escalate out of control.

An adventure set during the Salem witch trials (1692-1693), featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara.

References edit

  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Placement between The Reign of Terror and Planet of Giants confirmed by cover blurb.
  3. ^ Wolverson, E.G. "The Witch Hunters". Doctor Who Reviews. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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