Timewyrm: Revelation was the fourth book in the New Adventures series, and the fourth and final book in the Timewyrm arc. It was written by Paul Cornell and featured the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Publisher's summary Edit

The parishioners of Cheldon Bonniface walk to church on the Sunday before Christmas, 1992. Snow is in the air, or is it the threat of something else? The Reverend Trelaw has a premonition, too, and discusses it with the spirit that inhabits his church. Perhaps the Doctor is about to visit them again?

Some years earlier, in a playground in Perivale, Chad Boyle picks up a half-brick. He's going to get that creepy Dorothy who says she wants to be an astronaut. The weapon falls, splitting Dorothy's skull. She dies instantly.

The Doctor has pursued the Timewyrm from prehistoric Mesopotamia to Nazi Germany, and then to the end of the universe. He has tracked down the creature again: but what trans-temporal trap has the Timewyrm prepared for their final confrontation?

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Books Edit

The Doctor Edit

The Doctors as they appear within the Seventh Doctor's mind Edit

  • The First Doctor is the librarian and keeper of the gardens.
  • The Seventh Doctor is sometimes terrified of the Third Doctor. He is haunted by the realisation that the Leader of the British Republic was his counterpart.
  • The Fourth Doctor is the ferryman.
  • The Fifth Doctor is enchained in the pit, but is freed by Ace. He is the Doctor's conscience.
  • A room with thirteen cubicles contains six shadowy white figures, representing the Doctor's future incarnations.

Gallifrey Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Johnny Chess was reviewed in the NME - 18th July 1998.
  • Ace's fear of clowns is mentioned, as well as her having a lock of Cheetah Person fur in her jacket.
  • Shreela and Midge are thought of and there is a vague reference to Manisha, Ace's friend whom she mentioned when she was at Gabriel Chase.
  • Ace walks out onto the surface of the Moon and her lungs explode.
  • The essence of the Timewyrm is placed in a baby by the Doctor and given to Emily and Peter Hutchings, with the name Ishtar Hutchings.
  • Peter Hutchings is a Cambridge University Mathematics professor.
  • Saul is a sentient church (St Christopher's) in Cheldon Bonniface.
  • The Doctor mentions having met Sherlock Holmes, saying, "Just because somebody isn't real, it doesn't mean you can't meet them."

Music Edit

Psychic powers Edit

  • Emily Hutchings is mildly telepathic.
  • Saul pushes Hemmings' head along the surface of the moon through telekinesis alone.

Species Edit

  • The Daleks call the Timewyrm Golyan Ak Tana, the twister of paths.
  • The Doctor is called Ka Faraq Gatri / Destroyer of Worlds by the Daleks for destroying Skaro.

Timeline Edit

Notes Edit

  • This is the final novel in the Timewyrm tetralogy.
  • Paul Cornell based much of Timewyrm: Revelation on a short story called "Total Eclipse":

In its original form as 'Total Eclipse', it was the last of a trilogy concerning Saul the sentient church, and two time travellers from a dictatorial future who'd come back to 'fix' the past, with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa getting in the way. (Said Cornell, "They were the TARDIS crew I wrote mostly for.")[1]

  • The name Mount Cadon was invented here. It has been referenced in several other stories.[2]

Continuity Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. Flashback Interview: Paul Cornell. Vox Bomb (2002). Retrieved on 11th August 2011.
  2. Eric Briggs; Paul Cornell (1999). timewyrm: revelation. The Doctor Who Bewildering Reference Guide. Retrieved on 11th August 2011.

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