Doctor Who: Shadows Of Avalon by Paul Cornell

By Paul Cornell

The Brigadier, mourning the lack of his spouse Doris, is named to assist discover a nuclear weapon that's long gone lacking over the Wiltshire Downs. The medical professional is on his approach there too, to select up his better half Compassion, after her vacation in the world. but if the Doctor's TARDIS explodes, he, the Brigadier, Compassion and Fitz are thrown into the other-dimensional global of Avalon. Magic faces down technology, dragons duel with jet fighters.

Originally released in 2000.

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He asked. ” She paused. “I’m sorry, that’s not fair. ” She smiled. ” His urgency suddenly returned. He ran to the window and peered past the curtain. ” “Now you are dreaming,” she said. He yanked off his hat. The cut must have been obvious, because her eyes went wide. “I kid you not. I was chased by some guys from New York and got shot in the head. I passed out in a garbage can but escaped before they could find me. ” Kara hurried over, incredulous. ” She touched his scalp gently, as a nurse would.

A chill surged through his fingers, up his arm. A cool pleasure. Yes, of course, the water. Something was up with the water; that was another thing he remembered. He knew he should jerk his hand out, but he was off balance and his eyes were fixed on the black bat, who stared at him with those bulging red eyes, and he let his hand linger. He dropped to his elbow and pulled his hand out of the water, turning to it as he did. The small pool of water pulsed with emerald hues. Immediately he felt himself drawn in.

All was . . But then suddenly all wasn’t so good. He was walking down the same dimly lit alley he always took on his way home when a smack! punctuated the hum of distant traffic. Red brick dribbled from a one-inch hole two feet away from his face. He stopped midstride. Smack! This time he saw the bullet plow into the wall. This time he felt a sting on his cheek as tiny bits of shattered brick burst from the impact. This time every muscle in his body seized. Someone had just shot at him? Was shooting at him?

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