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Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Squire's Crystal, or simply The Squire's Crystal, was the third novel published by Big Finish Productions as part of their Big Finish Bernice Summerfield series. This was Jacqueline Rayner's first full contribution to the Bernice Summerfield range; she had previously adapted all audio stories of series 1 except Beyond the Sun. This novel is the final novel to feature art by Carolyn Edwards; future novels' art would be done by Adrian Salmon whose work for the range began with The Stone's Lament.

This novel features Bernice Summerfield's body becoming possessed and having sex with Adrian Wall. She doesn't discover she's pregnant until The Infernal Nexus three stories later.

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Legend tells of an evil sorceress who used the power of magical crystals to transfer her mind into the bodies of others. Her reign of terror was long and bloody, and her final defeat the cause of great rejoicing.

But that's just a legend. A story told to children. Isn't it? I mean, it's ridiculous. It couldn't have really happened... could it?

Finding the last resting place of the Crystal Sorceress is an archaeological dream on a par with discovering the Holy Grail. So it's hardly likely that someone will just offer the solution to Professor Bernice Summerfield on a plate.

But sometimes the unlikely actually happens. And one thing that's very, very unlikely is that Benny will suddenly find herself to be a member of the opposite gender...


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Audiobook cover.

  • This story was released as an audiobook read by Lisa Bowerman.
  • This was the last Bernice Summerfield novel to have cover art by Carolyn Edwards.


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