Wolfsbane (novel)

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Author Jacqueline Rayner
Series Doctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Fourth and Eighth Doctors
Sarah Jane and Harry
Set in Period between
Revenge of the Cybermen and Terror of the Zygons (in the Fourth Doctor's timeline);[1][2] Casualties of War and The Turing Test (in the Eighth Doctor's timeline)[2][3]
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
September 1, 2003
Pages 245
ISBN 0-563-48609-0
Preceded by The Colony of Lies
Followed by Deadly Reunion

Wolfsbane is a BBC Books original novel written by Jacqueline Rayner and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features both the Fourth and Eighth Doctors, Sarah Jane, and Harry, although the two Doctors never meet- their sequences taking place a month apart as the Eighth tackles the main crisis with Harry while the Fourth and Sarah tie up the loose ends a month later when they attempt to return to pick Harry up- and with nobody ever realising that the Doctors are the same person due to the Eighth's current amnesia.

This novel is part of the story arc of companions being taken out of time, which is resolved in Sometime Never....

The Eighth Doctor's appearance is during the time when he is amnesiac and stranded on Earth for a hundred years.

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  1. ^ The (Fourth) Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for this placement.
  2. ^ a b Cover blurb only specifies the Doctor's incarnation and companions.
  3. ^ The (Eighth) Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for this placement.