The Knight, the Fool and the Dead is the first novel released as part of the Time Lord Victorious saga.

The Tenth Doctor travels back to the Ancient Days, an era where life flourishes and death is barely known. Then come the Kotturuh – creatures who spread through the cosmos dispensing mortality. They judge each and every species, decreeing their allotted time to live. For the first time, living things know the fear of ending. And they’ll go to any lengths to escape this grim new spectre.

The Doctor is an old hand at cheating death. Now, at last, he can stop it at source. He’s coming for the Kotturuh, ready to change everything so that Life wins from the start. Not just the last of the Time Lords. The Time Lord Victorious.

Steve Cole’s The Knight, the Fool and the Dead is available now in hardback from BBC Books, priced £9.99. We’ve FIVE copies of the novel to give away. For a chance to win one of them, give us the correct answer to the following question:


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