Legacy of the Daleks

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Legacy of the Daleks
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Author John Peel
Series Doctor Who book:
Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Eighth Doctor
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
April 1998
ISBN 0-563-40574-0
Preceded by Longest Day
Followed by Dreamstone Moon

Legacy of the Daleks is an original novel written by John Peel and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Susan, the Master - as the Roger Delgado incarnation - and the Daleks.

Plot summary[edit]

Great Britain in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks' invasion. The Doctor's very first travelling companion—his granddaughter, Susan—is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors. But danger still remains all around... While searching for his lost companion, Sam, the Doctor finds himself in Domain London. But it seems that Susan is now missing too, and his efforts to find her lead to confrontation with the ambitious Lord Haldoran, who is poised to take control of southern Britain through all-out war. With the help of a sinister advisor, Haldoran's plans are already well advanced. Power cables have been fed down a mineshaft, reactivating a mysterious old device of hideous power. But has the Dalek presence on Earth really been wiped out? Or are there still traps set for the unwary?

The Doctor learns to his cost once again that when dealing with the evil of the Daleks, nothing can be taken at face value...


  • This story provides a major reason for why the Master had regenerated into his final form when the Fourth Doctor met him in The Deadly Assassin. The reason provided in this novel is that the Master stole a Dalek Superweapon, and with Susan in tow, took his TARDIS to Terserus. However, Susan used the telepathic circuits to overpower the Master, and kicked him out of his TARDIS. He was still clutching the superweapon when Susan shot it with the Tissue Compression Eliminator, causing it to explode. Susan took his TARDIS, and the Master regenerated. Chancellor Goth detected the TARDIS leaving the planet, and found the Master there. From there, the events of The Deadly Assassin take place.
  • For Susan, this story is set thirty years after The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
  • For the Master, this story is set after Frontier in Space.
  • The Doctor recalls seeing Susan as part of 'Rassilon's Game', in The Five Doctors.
  • The factory within the Dalek Artefact bears a strong resemblance to the Dalek factory in The Power of the Daleks.
  • There's a passing reference to the television film about the Doctor and hospitals (and people trying to kill him in them).

Outside references[edit]

Susan calls the Master a "troll".[1]


  1. ^ Tedesco, Leah (29 March 2016). "Doctor Who: Trolls". Fansided. Time Inc. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

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