Fresh after the premiere of Class, the Doctor Who spin-off starring Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed, Vivian Oparah, and Katherine Kelly, comes three new novels – perfect for the fanbase that’s quickly built up around the show.
As all 8 episodes of Class are written by Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls), these books present our only look – so far – at other scribes’ takes on the premise. And those authors are all familiar names for Doctor Who fans: we have Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts writer, A. K. Benedict (Torchwood: The Victorian Age); Guy Adams (whose Big Finish work includes Fiesta of the Damned, All-Consuming Fire, and Torchwood: More Than This); and the prolific James Goss, who’s best known for his books – including Dead of Winter, Summer Falls, and The Doctor: His Lives and Times – and audio work (Dead Air; Companion Chronicles: The Last Post; The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen).
— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) October 28, 2016
Check out the synopses for Joyride, The Stone House, and What She Does Next Will Astound You…
By Guy Adams
“So, you can just leap into other people’s bodies? Take them over? And while you’re in control, you can do whatever you want? Brilliant.”
Poppy is a quiet girl, right up until she steals a car and drives it through a shop window.
Max is a nice guy, but then he kills his whole family. Just for fun.
Amar always seems so happy, so why is he trying to jump to his death from the school roof?
Some of the students of Coal Hill School are not themselves. Some of them are dying. Ram has just woken up in a body he doesn’t recognise, and if he doesn’t figure out why he may well be next.
The Stone House
By A.K. Benedict
“If you get out, you’d think you’d be one of the lucky ones. But you’re not. The house infects you.”
There’s an old stone house near Coal Hill School. Most people hurry past it. They’ve heard the stories. But, if you stop, and look up, you’ll see the face of a girl, pressed up against a window. Screaming.
Tanya finds herself drawn to the stone house. There’s a mystery there, and she’s going to solve it. But the more she investigates, the more she realises that there’s a presence in the house. One that wants her.
Something is waiting for Tanya in the stone house. Something that has been trapping others in its web over the years. Something that is far worse than any ghost.
What She Does Next Will Astound You
By James Goss
“We want your stunts, your dares, your whatevs. There is only one rule. There is no such thing as oversharing.”
At Coal Hill School, things have started to get public. Kids have become obsessed with a website that demands you perform risky stunts, or tell it your most painful secrets. And Seraphin, everyone’s favourite vlogger, wants you to get involved. All in the name of charity.
At first people just get hurt. Then their lives are ruined. Finally, they disappear.
As April’s fragile group of friends starts to fracture, she decides she’s going to uncover the truth behind this site herself. Whatever it takes, whoever she hurts, April’s going to win. But then, to her horror, she wakes up and finds her whole world’s changed.
What she does next will astound you.
These three Class books are available right now, £7.99 RRP each.