Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
Lords of the Storm
This is the seventeenth novel in Virgin's Missing Adventures series.
Where does this fit?
This happens in Season 21 between Resurrection of the Daleks and Planet of Fire
Other Guides to this Story
The Fifth Doctor is physically younger than his previous incarnations. He wears Edwardian cricketing clothes with a stick of celery on the lapel. He is less eccentric than his previous incarnations. In Earthshock he was unable to save his companion Adric from dying.
Vislor Turlough is an alien who was exiled to Earth. He was posing as a schoolboy at Brendon School. In Mawdryn Undead he made a deal with the Black Guardian to kill the Doctor in exchange for returning home. He did not manage to do so during that story but did stow away on the TARDIS and then ask the Doctor to allow him to join him on his travels. In Enlightenment he cancelled the deal.
Recurring and Historical Characters
The Sontarans are a warrior race of clones who are involved in a very long-lasting war with the Rutan. In The Time Warrior the Doctor defeated a lone Sontaran called Linx who was using crude time travel technology to bring human scientists from the 20th Century to repair his spaceship, which had crashed in medieval England. He has subsequently encountered them on numerous occasions.
The Rutan are a race of shape-shifters who have been in a very long war against the Sontarans. The Doctor encountered a lone Rutan in Horror of Fang Rock.