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* A character in this book, [[Reg Cranfield]], is a policeman patrolling [[Totter's Lane]], and is named for [[Reg Cranfield (actor)|the actor]] who played [[Policeman (An Unearthly Child)|the policeman]] at the beginning of "[[An Unearthly Child (episode)|An Unearthly Child]]".
 
* A character in this book, [[Reg Cranfield]], is a policeman patrolling [[Totter's Lane]], and is named for [[Reg Cranfield (actor)|the actor]] who played [[Policeman (An Unearthly Child)|the policeman]] at the beginning of "[[An Unearthly Child (episode)|An Unearthly Child]]".
 
* The wormhole in this story is described as unique; there was a tunnel that needed to be traversed, unlike other wormholes that were instantaneous, there was breathable air, it had a solid area to walk across (though it was described as uneven), it resembled a "dead" Time Vortex, and had the bodies of the Shroud's previous victims spread across its walls. The Doctor mentions that the bodies greatly resembled the bodies of [[Pompeii]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii]]'', [[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Fires of Vulcan]]'') People that travel across the wormhole also have a chance of experiencing a mental jump and going through what one of the victims went through before their death.
 
* The wormhole in this story is described as unique; there was a tunnel that needed to be traversed, unlike other wormholes that were instantaneous, there was breathable air, it had a solid area to walk across (though it was described as uneven), it resembled a "dead" Time Vortex, and had the bodies of the Shroud's previous victims spread across its walls. The Doctor mentions that the bodies greatly resembled the bodies of [[Pompeii]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Fires of Pompeii]]'', [[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Fires of Vulcan]]'') People that travel across the wormhole also have a chance of experiencing a mental jump and going through what one of the victims went through before their death.
* Various incarnations of the Doctor attended the Brigadier's funeral. Paragraphs of the book (without name) refer to the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Doctor being present during the event, and the First Doctor once mentions that all of his incarnations were present at the funeral and will behave themselves, although some arguing will occur at the wake ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Gift (ST short story)|The Gift]]''). The Eleventh Doctor is made aware of the Brigadier's death in [[TV]]: ''[[The Wedding of River Song (TV story)|The Wedding of River Song]]'', however the Seventh Doctor appeared to be aware of the circumstances in [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield (TV story)|Battlefield]]''.
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* Various incarnations of the Doctor attended the Brigadier's funeral. Paragraphs of the book (without name) refer to the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Doctor being present during the event, and the First Doctor once mentions that all of his incarnations were present at the funeral and will behave themselves, although some arguing will occur at the wake ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Gift (ST short story)|The Gift]]''). The Eleventh Doctor is made aware of the Brigadier's death in ''[[The Wedding of River Song (TV story)|The Wedding of River Song]]'', however the Seventh Doctor appeared to be aware of the circumstances in ''[[Battlefield (TV story)|Battlefield]]''.
* This was chronologically the last BBC New Series Adventures novel to date to feature the Eleventh Doctor, the other two novels released at the same time taking place prior to Clara becoming a companion. (A later release, [[PROSE]]: ''[[Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand (anthology)|Tales of Trenzalore]]'' was a short story collection, not a novel.)
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* This was chronologically the last BBC New Series Adventures novel to date to feature the Eleventh Doctor, the other two novels released at the same time taking place prior to Clara becoming a companion. (A later release, ''[[Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand (anthology)|Tales of Trenzalore]]'' was a short story collection, not a novel.)
   
 
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== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* Just before using the Once More With Feeling on himself, the Doctor reassures Clara by saying that it's "as easy as falling off a mushroom on [[Mechanus]]". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Chase]]'')
 
* Just before using the Once More With Feeling on himself, the Doctor reassures Clara by saying that it's "as easy as falling off a mushroom on [[Mechanus]]". ([[TV]]: ''[[The Chase]]'')
* The Doctor previously visited Dallas during [[JFK]]'s assassination, albeit in his ninth incarnation. (TV: ''[[Rose]]'')
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* The Doctor previously visited Dallas during [[JFK]]'s assassination, albeit in his ninth incarnation. ([[TV]]: ''[[Rose]]'')
* An enormous amount of previous companions and their departures are shown as the Doctor uses the Once More With Feeling on himself, including [[Susan Foreman]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]''), [[Zoe Heriot]], [[Jamie McCrimmon]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The War Games (TV story)|The War Games]]''), [[Jo Grant]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Green Death (TV story)|The Green Death]]''), [[Sarah Jane Smith]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Hand of Fear (TV story)|The Hand of Fear]]''), [[Adric]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Earthshock (TV story)|Earthshock]]''), [[Peri Brown]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Mindwarp (TV story)|Mindwarp]]''), [[Mel]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Dragonfire (TV story)|Dragonfire]]''), [[Grace Holloway]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Doctor Who (TV story)|Doctor Who]]''), [[Jack Harkness]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways (TV story)|The Parting of the Ways]]''), [[Astrid Peth]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Voyage of the Damned]]''), [[Amy Pond]], [[Rory Williams]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Angels Take Manhattan (TV story)|The Angels Take Manhattan]]''), and [[Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart]] (whose death was mentioned in [[TV]]: ''[[The Wedding of River Song (TV story)|The Wedding of River Song]]''). Several more characters are shown and mentioned as well, including [[David Campbell]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]''), [[Clifford Jones]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Green Death (TV story)|The Green Death]]''), [[Nyssa]], [[Tegan Jovanka]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Earthshock (TV story)|Earthshock]]''), [[Yrcanos]], [[Kiv]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Mindwarp (TV story)|Mindwarp]]''), [[Rose Tyler]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways (TV story)|The Parting of the Ways]]''), [[River Song]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Forest of the Dead (TV story)|Forest of the Dead]]''), and [[John Benton]], [[Liz Shaw]], [[Mike Yates]], [[Jo Grant]], the [[Second Doctor]], the [[Third Doctor]], the [[Sixth Doctor]], the [[Seventh Doctor]], and the [[Ninth Doctor]].
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* An enormous number of previous companions and their departures are shown as the Doctor uses the Once More With Feeling on himself, including [[Susan Foreman]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]''), [[Zoe Heriot]], [[Jamie McCrimmon]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The War Games (TV story)|The War Games]]''), [[Jo Grant]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Green Death (TV story)|The Green Death]]''), [[Sarah Jane Smith]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Hand of Fear (TV story)|The Hand of Fear]]''), [[Adric]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Earthshock (TV story)|Earthshock]]''), [[Peri Brown]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Mindwarp (TV story)|Mindwarp]]''), [[Mel]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Dragonfire (TV story)|Dragonfire]]''), [[Grace Holloway]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Doctor Who (TV story)|Doctor Who]]''), [[Jack Harkness]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways (TV story)|The Parting of the Ways]]''), [[Astrid Peth]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Voyage of the Damned]]''), [[Amy Pond]], [[Rory Williams]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Angels Take Manhattan (TV story)|The Angels Take Manhattan]]''), and [[Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart]] (whose death was mentioned in [[TV]]: ''[[The Wedding of River Song (TV story)|The Wedding of River Song]]''). Several more characters are shown and mentioned as well, including [[David Campbell]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]''), [[Clifford Jones]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Green Death (TV story)|The Green Death]]''), [[Nyssa]], [[Tegan Jovanka]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Earthshock (TV story)|Earthshock]]''), [[Yrcanos]], [[Kiv]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Mindwarp (TV story)|Mindwarp]]''), [[Rose Tyler]] ([[TV]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways (TV story)|The Parting of the Ways]]''), [[River Song]] ([[TV]]: ''[[Forest of the Dead (TV story)|Forest of the Dead]]''), and [[John Benton]], [[Liz Shaw]], [[Mike Yates]], [[Jo Grant]], the [[Second Doctor]], the [[Third Doctor]], the [[Sixth Doctor]], the [[Seventh Doctor]], and the [[Ninth Doctor]].
 
* The Doctor uses Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's name, but changes his rank to Colonel. The Brigadier was a Colonel when the [[Second Doctor]] first met him ([[TV]]: ''[[The Web of Fear (TV story)|The Web of Fear]]''), with another character noting that, at this time, the ''real'' Lethbridge-Stewart is on manoeuvres in Salisbury Plains.
 
* The Doctor uses Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's name, but changes his rank to Colonel. The Brigadier was a Colonel when the [[Second Doctor]] first met him ([[TV]]: ''[[The Web of Fear (TV story)|The Web of Fear]]''), with another character noting that, at this time, the ''real'' Lethbridge-Stewart is on manoeuvres in Salisbury Plains.
 
* The Doctor mentions his cheese-making degree. ([[TV]]: ''[[The God Complex (TV story)|The God Complex]]'')
 
* The Doctor mentions his cheese-making degree. ([[TV]]: ''[[The God Complex (TV story)|The God Complex]]'')

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RealWorld

Shroud of Sorrow was one of three Eleventh Doctor novels published in April 2013 and the first to feature Clara Oswald.

Publisher's summary

23 November 1963

It is the day after John F. Kennedy's assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his late father in the mists along Totter's Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.

The faces begin to talk and scream and push through into our world as the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning. Can the Eleventh Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?

Plot

After Clara and the Doctor help a ship to fly away from a world covered in a vast, bubble bath filled liquid, they are entailed in an adventure that involves them thwarting an alien's plot to send the whole world into grief. They end up meeting a news reporter and an FBI agent on 23 November 1963, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who, along with an army of clowns, help the Doctor to stop the Shroud from draining the world full of happiness.

Characters

Individuals imitated by the Shroud

References

Notes

  • Of the three novels released in April 2013, this is the only one to feature Clara Oswald and marks her literary debut. It is also, to date, the only full-length Eleventh Doctor novel to feature her.
  • At the time of its release, this was the only piece of spin-off fiction confirmed to feature Clara, as neither the Doctor Who Magazine nor Doctor Who Adventures comic strips, nor AudioGO talking books line had announced any upcoming stories featuring the companion.
  • The novel is set on and around 23rd November, 1963, the day Doctor Who debuted, and revisits Totter's Lane. A meta reference to this takes place when Doctor notes that it's Saturday teatime in Britain and "the fun is about to begin." Published in the 50th anniversary year, this is the only original novel published that year to have an explicit tie to the milestone.
  • A character in this book, Reg Cranfield, is a policeman patrolling Totter's Lane, and is named for the actor who played the policeman at the beginning of "An Unearthly Child".
  • The wormhole in this story is described as unique; there was a tunnel that needed to be traversed, unlike other wormholes that were instantaneous, there was breathable air, it had a solid area to walk across (though it was described as uneven), it resembled a "dead" Time Vortex, and had the bodies of the Shroud's previous victims spread across its walls. The Doctor mentions that the bodies greatly resembled the bodies of Pompeii. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii, AUDIO: The Fires of Vulcan) People that travel across the wormhole also have a chance of experiencing a mental jump and going through what one of the victims went through before their death.
  • Various incarnations of the Doctor attended the Brigadier's funeral. Paragraphs of the book (without name) refer to the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Doctor being present during the event, and the First Doctor once mentions that all of his incarnations were present at the funeral and will behave themselves, although some arguing will occur at the wake (PROSE: The Gift). The Eleventh Doctor is made aware of the Brigadier's death in The Wedding of River Song, however the Seventh Doctor appeared to be aware of the circumstances in Battlefield.
  • This was chronologically the last BBC New Series Adventures novel to date to feature the Eleventh Doctor, the other two novels released at the same time taking place prior to Clara becoming a companion. (A later release, Tales of Trenzalore was a short story collection, not a novel.)

Audio release

  • An audiobook version of the story, read by Frances Barber, was released by AudioGO, with a play time of 5h, 41min.

Continuity

External links

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