Publisher's summary Edit
To save her life, he must make a desperate journey to the only place in the universe where a cure might exist to heal her.
When even that fails, the Doctor has a choice — let Nyssa die, or make a deal with the devil.
After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- Nyssa - Sarah Sutton
- Shayla - Susan Penhaligon
- Kwundaar - Stephen Greif
- Sabian - Ian Hallard
- Anona - Romy Tennant
- Janneus - Rita Davies
- Hyrca - Mark Woolgar
- Narthex/Captain Kabe - Billy Miller
- Etrayk - Alistair Lock
- The story is both a sequel and a prequel to The Keeper of Traken.
- All the characters are named after or have names based on mediaeval theologians or aspects of mediaeval theology.
- This audio drama was recorded on 24 and 25 August 2001.
- An illustrated preview of this story featured in DWM 311 illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
- Russell Stone's score for the story was released on the CD Music from the Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures, alongside the scores for The Eye of the Scorpion and Loups-Garoux.
- This story portrays the planet Traken three thousand years before TV: The Keeper of Traken. It also tells how the Keeper's position came to be.
- This story reveals that Nyssa's collapse in TV: Four to Doomsday and the telepathic powers which she demonstrates in TV: Time-Flight are the results of Kwundaar's manipulations. Seeking to regain control of the Source, Kwundaar needed to use a native of Traken who had left the union. He chose Nyssa. Ultimately, it is the Doctor that Kwundaar wants to use to regain control of the Source.
- Kwundaar knows of Traken's eventual destruction. (TV: Logopolis)
- Nyssa refers to Adric's death. (TV: Earthshock)
- Nyssa had previously considered asking the Doctor to take her to Traken before its destruction on numerous occasions before she actually did so. (PROSE: Empire of Death)
- Nyssa teaches Sabian the Charleston. She had herself been taught the dance by Tegan Jovanka while attending a party at Cranleigh Hall in Oxfordshire on 11 June 1925. (TV: Black Orchid)
- Official Primeval page at bigfinish.com
- DisContinuity for Primeval at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide