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The Feast of the Drowned was the eighth novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Stephen Cole and featured the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

Publisher's summary[]

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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  • 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.

Food and Beverages[]

  • The Doctor buys chips for Rose, Keisha and himself. He preferred the way chips tasted when they were wrapped in newspaper.


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