When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned.
As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery. What sank the ship, and why? When the cruiser's wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister force came with it?
The river's dark waters are hiding an even darker secret, as preparations for the feast near their conclusion...
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- Tenth Doctor
- Rose Tyler
- Mickey Smith
- Jackie Tyler
- Keisha Selby
- Jay Selby
- Hive Queen
- Vida Swann
- John Anthony Crayshaw
- Rose mentions Captain Bird's-Eye.
- Water-based lifeforms can dip into the human body and brain. They can export sensory information as alien pheromones via water molecules.
- Later reprints of this book removed the image of Billie Piper from the cover.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Keisha mentions that Rose lived abroad for a year, "while [her] poor old mates left behind were worried sick". She thought that Mickey had "topped [her] or something". (TV: Aliens of London)
- Keisha comments that the Doctor isn't as Jackie described him to be. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)
- Mickey recalls encounters with the Slitheen (TV: Aliens of London) and the Sycorax. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
- The Doctor mentions getting used to new teeth. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)
- Resonating concrete is mentioned. (TV: The Doctor Dances)
Additional cover images
- Official The Feast of the Drowned page at Penguin Books
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Feast of the Drowned at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Feast of the Drowned