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Cover Revealed for the First Thirteenth Doctor Target Novelisation, The Witchfinders

The final cover for the upcoming batch of Target novelisations has been revealed: in a first for the series, we’ll soon have a Thirteenth Doctor story adapted for the fan-favourite range!

Anthony Dry provides the artwork for Joy Wilkinson’s The Witchfinders, and it looks amazing.

In a controversial move, this is the first Target novel to feature the current Thirteenth Doctor logo. The BBC confirmed on Twitter:

“From this novel the books will carry on this new-look Target-branding with the current logo. The spines will still retain the classic logo though!”

This does at least hint that more Target novels are on their way…

Here’s the blurb for The Witchfinders:

‘I am an expert on witchcraft, Doctor, but I wish to learn more. Before you die, I want answers.’

The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt.

But the Doctor soon realises there is something more sinister than paranoia and superstition at work. Tendrils of living mud stir in the ground and the dead lurch back to horrifying life as an evil alien presence begins to revive. The Doctor and her friends must save not only the people of Bilehurst Cragg from the wakening forces, but the entire world.

The Witchfinders formed part of Jodie Whittaker’s debut season, Series 11, and starred Alan Cumming as King James.

The Pirate PlanetResurrection of the DaleksRevelation of the DaleksThe TV MovieThe Crimson HorrorDalek, and The Witchfinders are released on 11th March 2021.

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.

Cover Revealed for the First Thirteenth Doctor Target Novelisation, The Witchfinders

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