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Martha in the Mirror was the twenty-second novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Justin Richards and featured the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones.

Publisher's summary[]

Castle Extremis - whoever holds it can control the provinces either side that have been at war for centuries. Now the castle is about to play host to the signing of a peace treaty. But as the Doctor and Martha find out, not everyone wants the war to end.

Who is the strange little girl who haunts the castle? What is the secret of the book the Doctor finds, its pages made from thin, brittle glass? Who is the hooded figure that watches from the shadows? And what is the secret of the legendary Mortal Mirror?

The Doctor and Martha don't have long to find the answers - an army is on the march, and the castle will soon be under siege once more.


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  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • This story was released in paperback format in 2014, six years after the original hardback.
  • The third edition of AHistory dates the story to 2112, as the Mortal Mirror was built one hundred years earlier by the Darksmiths, who were killed in 2012, making it the latest the story could occur.


Editions published outside Britain[]

  • Published in China by New Star Press in August 2021 as a paperback edition.


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