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The Secret in Vault 13: Blurb for First Thirteenth Doctor Novel Revealed

A new synopsis has been released for The Secret of Vault 13, the first Thirteenth Doctor novel from the award-winning David Solomons.
The book was announced in March 2018… and already featured a synopsis. But now, we have a new one, plus details of the five formats it’ll be available in: hardback, paperback, audio, Kindle, and with a library binding. Here’s the new blurb, which sheds a bit more light on the tale:

In celebration of the first female Doctor Who in history and the new TV series airing in Fall 2018! Bestselling author David Solomons delivers a super smart and vibrant new heroine in an original adventure bursting with action and humor.

The Doctor has never faced a challenge quite like this.
A sinister school where graduation means death…
A monstrous mystery lurking beneath a quiet London street…
A desperate plea for help delivered by… Hang on. A potted plant?

The Doctor has been summoned. The galaxy is in terrible danger, and only a Time Lord can save it. But to do so, she must break into the ancient Galactic Seed Vault. And at its heart lies a secret: Vault 13. The Vault has remained unopened for millions of years and is located on a remote and frozen world–from which nobody has ever returned alive…

Can the Doctor and her friends Yaz, Ryan, and Graham uncover the shocking secret in Vault 13?

Is it just us or is “vibrant new heroine” a questionable choice of words…?
Solomons – whose children’s books include My Brother is a Superhero and My Evil Twin is a Supervillain– will also write a second Thirteenth Doctor book to follow in Autumn 2019.
For anyone interested, here’s the original blurb:

The Doctor has never faced a challenge quite like this . . .

In the coldest spot in the universe is the Galactic Seed Vault. For generations it has existed to store and preserve examples of plant seeds from across the galaxy, ensuring that in the event of planetary catastrophe, the seeds will survive.

And at its heart lies a secret. Vault 13.

Unopened for millions of years, no one is sure what it contains. There are rumours of a great treasure, and a terrible weapon.

Now the Doctor and her companions are in a race with an ancient order known as the Gardeners of Tellus to unlock the vault. Whoever gains access first will discover the horrifying secret of the Genesis Seed.

Perfect for younger readers, this will be a must-have for fans, and a perfect introduction to Doctor Who, and the brilliant new series airing in autumn 2018.

It also seems that the 250 page count has increased to 304 pages.
The Secret in Vault 13 will be published on 1st November 2018, priced £6.99 in paperback£3.99 on Kindle, or £12.99 as an audio.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The Secret in Vault 13: Blurb for First Thirteenth Doctor Novel Revealed

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