Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken was a novelisation based on the 1981 television serial The Keeper of Traken. The original cover art had the distinction of being one of the first to showcase a companion without the Doctor, in this case Nyssa.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
1982 Target Books edition[edit | edit source]
But the current Keeper, his powers waning, senses some all-pervading evil about to invade his world. He summons the Fourth Doctor to his aid.
1993 Target Books edition[edit | edit source]
'THE KEEPER IS DYING...NOTHING CAN BE NORMAL AT SUCH A TIME.'
Under the watchful control of generations of guardians known as Keepers, the harmonious power of the bioelectronics Source has enabled the planet of Traken to exist in peace for numerous millennia. The current Keeper's millennium is about to end; but before his powers wane completely, he senses the approach of an all-pervading force of evil about to inhabit the world of Traken. He calls on the Doctor to help save the future generations from an impending disaster, but the new Keeper is already staking his claim to the Source. As Melkur becomes the new keeper of Traken, the Doctor realises that his new enemy is an even deadlier foe - one he has met before!
Chapter titles[edit | edit source]
- Escape to Danger
- Melkur AWakes
- The Voice of Melkur
- Melkur's Secret
- The Net
- Prisoners of Melkur
- A Place to Hide
- Death of a Keeper
- The Rule of Melkur
- The Last Resort
- The Enemy
Deviations from televised story[edit | edit source]
- Deleted scenes are reinstated.
Writing and publishing notes[edit | edit source]
- to be added
Additional cover images[edit | edit source]
British publication history[edit | edit source]
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK