Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark is the seventh novel in the Virgin New Adventures series and the final book in the Cat's Cradle arc. It was written by Andrew Hunt and features the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Spare no sympathy for those creatures. They were witches, they deserved to die."

A coach crashes on the M40. All the passengers are killed. The bodies carry no identification; they are wearing similar new clothes. And each has a suitcase full of banknotes.

A country vet delivers a foal. The mare has a deep wound in her forehead. In the straw, the vet finds a tapered horn.

In the darkening and doomed world known to its inhabitants as Tír na n-Óg, the besieged humans defend the walls of their citadel Dinorben against mythical beasts and demons.

The TARDIS's link with the Eye of Harmony is becoming ever more tenuous and is in urgent need of repair. But the time machine takes the Doctor and Ace to a village in rural Wales, and a gateway to another world.

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  • Ace is not very religious.
  • Lynx, the silver cat which has been popping up, is generated by the TARDIS, and normally resides in a cat's cradle of mathematics in the time rotor when not needed.
  • Stuart Taylor is the local vet.

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  • This is the final novel in the Cat's Cradle Trilogy.
  • Other than being in the late 20th century, the year this novel is set in is debatable:
  • The setting is roughly contemporary to the year of publishing in 1992.
  • The demonic duplicates of the Doctor and Ace return in Return of the Living Dad in 1983. Time distortion caused by one of Albinex attempts to repair his ship could be responsible.
  • Inspector Graham Stevens claims to have seen Yeti in the London Underground twenty years ago. (TV: The Web of Fear) See UNIT dating controversy.
  • A phone number is given as 01-356247. Real world London phone codes changed from 01 to 071 and 081 in May 1990.

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