The Doctor and his companions land in the city of Arkhaven, the last bastion of civilisation on a doomed world.
The inhabitants of the city are pinning all their hopes on a final desperate gamble for survival. Behind the scenes there are jealous factions at work, secretly contesting for the chance to shape the destiny of a new world. Beneath its ordered surface, Arkhaven is a city of secrets and mysteries where outward appearances can be deceptive.
Is the thing they call the 'Creeper' really at large in Arkhaven's eerie outer zone - and is it beast or machine? What is the hidden force at work that has acted so strangely upon Susan?
With Barbara lost and the countdown to doomsday drawing to a climax, the Doctor must discover the true nature of the final enemy - or is that enemy simply fear itself?
- The First Doctor
- After being injured, thinks that it's time to "begin the change". She thinks it would have occurred a long time in her future and her grandfather would have been there to help it happen.
- Ian Chesterton
- Barbara Wright
- Mayor Brantus Draad
- Supervisor Curton
- Bishop Fostel
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- This is the first novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures line to use the blue Doctor Who logo on its cover and spine. Before this it was a silver logo.
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- City at World's End occurs after BFA: The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance
- City at World's End occurs before ST: The Last Days