“We should leave. We definitely should leave. But… chatty ghosts!”
The year is 1645, and Edinburgh is in the grip of the worst plague in its history. Nobody knows who will be the next to succumb – nobody except the Night Doctor, a masked figure that stalks the streets, seeking out those who will not live to see another day.
But death is not the end. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover that the living are being haunted by the recently departed – by ghosts that do not know they are dead. And there are other creatures lurking in the shadows, slithering, creeping creatures filled with an insatiable hunger.
The Doctor and his friends must face the terrifying secret of the Street of Sorrows – that something which has lain dormant for two hundred million years is due to destroy the entire city…
An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole as played by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas.
Plague City was the sixty-second novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured the Twelfth Doctor.
Nardole wears a Tam O’Shanter, kilt and Sporran when visiting Scotland.
A soldier suggests that Bill looks “Barbary” and “must have come off a ship in Leith”.
Nardole claims to have Scottish heritage, descending from the clan With Sir John Smith already a real person in Edinburgh, The Doctor instead adopts the alias of ‘Doctor Robert Louis Stevenson’.
The Doctor points out the Heart of Midlothian and St. Giles’ Cathedral
Nardole is described as wearing a “Minnie the Minx” beret.
The Doctor hints that he is involved in the creation of Hogmany and the Edinburgh Festival.
This novel was released several weeks before Nardole joined The Doctor and Bill in the TARDIS as a regular companion.
Nardole uses Tarovian martial arts. (The Lie of the Land)
The Doctor is no longer blind during his travels with Bill and Nardole. (Oxygen, The Pyramid At The End of the World, The Lie of the Land)
The Doctor scolds Nardole when he attempts to mimic the regional dialect of the place they are visiting. (Tooth and Claw, The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp, A Rose by Any Other Name)
The Doctor compares the Psycholops’s empathic nature to the Isolus. (Fear Her)