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Combat Magicks was the sixty-fifth novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Steve Cole and featured the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan.

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The TARDIS arrives in Gaul in 451AD, on the eve of battle between the forces of Attila the Hun and those of the crumbling Roman Empire. But the Doctor soon finds that both sides are being helped by sinister, supernatural creatures.

While Graham makes allies in the Roman camp and Ryan is pursued by the enigmatic Legion of Smoke, the Doctor and Yasmin are pressed into service as Attila's personal sorcerers. But the Doctor knows there is science behind the combat magicks — and that the true war will pit all humanity against a ruthless alien threat.


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  • A short description of all three novels accompanying Series 11 was published in DWM 531, p. 80.
  • The book had been commissioned by the author himself and written before Series 11 began airing. The only information available to the authors was a character crib sheet, script extracts from The Woman Who Fell to Earth and some images.
  • The book received a preview on the official Doctor Who Wattpad account, alongside The Good Doctor.


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Editions published outside Britain[]

  • Published in Italy by Armenia in 2020 as a paperback edition.
  • Published in China by New Star Press in January 2022 as a paperback edition.


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