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Covers Revealed for New Target Novelisations, The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light

A further two covers from this year’s batch of Target novelisations have been unveiled: The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light!

The art, by the sensational Anthony Dry, is inspired by Chris Achilleos’ old Target novel covers.

These join two Fourth Doctor novelisations, the late David Fisher’s The Stones of Blood, and The Androids of Tara, and will be released in July 2022.

Sadly, The Zygon Invasion by Peter Harness has had its release date changed to July 2023.

Here are those wonderful covers and the book blurbs…

The Fires of Pompeii by James Moran

“My masters will follow the example of Rome… our mighty empire bestraddling the whole of civilization!”

It is AD 79, and the TARDIS lands in Pompeii on the eve of the town’s destruction. Mount Vesuvius is ready to erupt and bury its surroundings in molten lava, just as history dictates. Or is it?

The Doctor and Donna find that Pompeii is home to impossible things: circuits made of stone, soothsayers who read minds and fiery giants made of burning rock. From a lair deep in the volcano, these creatures plot the end of humanity – and the Doctor soon finds he has no way to win…

The Eaters of Light by Rona Munro

“To protect a muddy little hillside, you doomed your whole world!”

The Doctor takes Bill and Nardole back to 2nd century Scotland to learn the fate of the ‘lost’ Ninth Legion of the Imperial Roman Army. 5,000 soldiers vanished without explanation – how?

The search for the truth leads the Doctor and his friends into a deadly mystery. Who is the Guardian of the Gate? What nightmare creature roams the wildlands, darkening the sky and destroying all in its path? A threat from another dimension has been unleashed on the Earth, and only a terrible sacrifice can put things right…

These novels, plus The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara, both by David Fisher, are available to pre-order now!

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.

Covers Revealed for New Target Novelisations, The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light

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