While on holiday, Sarah Jane, the Brigadier, and Jeremy discover a mysterious castle holds a deadly secret. It is being used as a gateway by a species intent on conquering Earth. And the Doctor may not be able to stop the invasion.
Sarah Jane Smith, the Brigadier, Jeremy Fitzoliver.
Pgs 19/21 In the great hall of the castle of San Stefano, Italy, present day.
Pg 40 The rear courtyard of the castle, present day.
Pg 78 In the woods on the east side of the island, early 1500s.
Pg 122/125 The TARDIS materialises in the castle in 1818 (offscreen).
Pgs 166/175 The rear courtyard of the castle again, present day.
Pg 178 The castle, 1818.
Pg 217 The castle, present day.
The Paradise of Death. Alas.
Pg 4 "It was all very well dudgeoning out of Chlorinda's office like a mardy adolescent..." Chlorinda is Sarah's boss, as established in The Paradise of Death.
"Coudln't she see that the Dalek piece was the biggest scoop of all time, the soft cow?" Death to the Daleks.
Pgs 4-5 "As if she's pretend she'd been to another planet and all; and invent a living city and mechanical snakes and stuff." Death to the Daleks.
Pg 5 "Every time she'd been with the Doctor in his TARDIS - back into the past, chasing the Sontaran; the trip to Parakon, with its giant bats and butcher toads; and now the Exxilon affair - she'd come back convinced that she'd got the story of her life, only to have Chlorinda spike it on the grounds of implausibility." The Time Warrior, The Paradise of Death, Death to the Daleks.
Pg 6 "Sarah was good at sailing, having undergone a period of intensive tuition (just after she'd left school) from a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy who'd called her 'old thing' and sworn undying love before thankfully disappearing Hong Kong-wards." This is so similar to Harry Sullivan, you wonder if Barry Letts is hinting that the two had been former lovers. Surprisingly, that wouldn't be the worst thing about this book.
Pg 17 "Darkness had descended as suddenly, it seemed, as nightfall in Africa the time she'd traveled from the Carribean to the odl Slave Coast on the Voodoo Witch-Doctor story which got her a job on Metropolitan." This is the magazine Sarah was working for when she met the Doctor (The Time Warrior).
Pg 25 "I mean, it wasn't a real monster, like the ones on Parakon." The Paradise of Death.
Pg 29 "The clock in the tower struck seven, Sarah's usual getting up timeif she was going for a run on Hampstead Heath (which was its old self again now hey'd pulled down Space World)" The Paradise of Death.
Pg 31 "I know full well that I put my ion-focusing coil back in its place after Bertie Wells borrowed it for his invisibility experiment" H.G. Wells, seen in Timelash and often namechecked by the Doctor.
Pg 41 "It was the force the Master used to raise the last of the Daemons." The Daemons.
Pg 48 "'Serendipity,' said the Doctor." Much like he does in The Green Death.
Pg 73 "The last time he'd nearly been eaten by that Gargan beast." The Paradise of Death.
Pg 77 "And don't forget to leave your wrist-watch behind. It's the biggest giveaway of the lot." The Time Meddler.
Pg 98 "The thought flashed through his mind that if he'd been a cat he'd be down to about six lives now (he must have lost at least a couple on Parakon)." The Paradise of Death.
Pg 107 "The fact that Sarah had once seen the Doctor fall - and a lot further than twenty feet - made no difference." The Paradise of Death.
Pg 116 "It's one of the small stun guns from Parakon." The Paradise of Death.
Pg 117 "I nicked it when Onya wasn't looking" The Paradise of Death.
Pg 122 The Doctor gives Sarah jelly babies, prefiguring the fourth Doctor.
Pg 135 The sonic screwdriver makes an appearance (Fury From the Deep et al).
Pg 145 "I have been judged guilty by my peers of the unutterable sin of intervention in the affairs of the peoples of this universe" The War Games.
Pg 146-147 "Funnily enough, people are always asking me to explain Blinovitch." The Blinovitch Limitation Effect (Day of the Daleks).
Pg 147 "'Are you sitting comfortable?' said Sarah. 'Then I'll begin.'" This is from Listen with Mother and was later used as the basis for The Idiot's Lantern.
Pg 178 "'As you'll remember,' he went on, continuing his work, 'the TARDIS energy banks wer totally drained by the beacon of the Exxilon City -'" Death to the Daleks.
Pg 196 "Sarah bent down to see if the key was in the lock. If it was, she could maybe do the old trick of... It wasn't." The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
Pg 210 "I was once travelling through the mountains on Gallifrey with my old teacher." The Time Monster, Planet of the Spiders.
Pg 223 "Exactly the same answer he'd had from all the crummy lot he'd tried to get jobs from before Uncle Teddy pulled a few strings and got him onto the Metropolitan." The Time Warrior.
Pg 264 "First thing in the morning she'd give Chlorinda a ring." The Paradise of Death.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Uncle Mario, Umberto, Roberto.
Pg 71 The early 1500s.