Cat’s Cradle Time’s Crucible

Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible
Cat’s Cradle Time’s Crucible


“You’re on yourown, Ace.”

The TARDIS is invaded by an alien presence, and is then destroyed. The Doctor disappears.

Ace, lost and alone, finds herself in a bizarre deserted city ruled by the tyrannical, leech-like monster known as the Process.

Lost voyagers drawn forward from Ancient Gallifrey perform obsessive rituals in the ruins.

The strands of time are tangled in a cat’s cradle of dimensions.

Only The Doctor can challenge the rule of the Process and restore the stolen Future.

But The Doctor was destroyed long ago, before Time began.


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  • Cat’s Cradle Time’s Crucible is the fifth book in the New Adventures series and the first in the Cat’s Cradle sub-trilogy
  • Ace mentions the Hand of Omega.
  • Ace can swear in eleven alien languages.
  • Ace does not like black cats, which were prominent in Survival.
  • This is the first time it is suggested that the TARDIS is to be piloted by six people. This was later referenced on screen in Journey’s End.
  • This story was adapted from an unproduced television story.
  • Time’s Crucible leads directly into Warhead, implying that The Doctor was planning to deal with the Butler Institute after having a meal with Ace in Ealing before the Process broke into the TARDIS.
  • The Doctor is one of forty-five cousins of the House of Lungbarrow.
  • The Sisterhood of Karn first appeared in The Brain of Morbius.
  • Rassilon created the Looms to save Gallifrey from potential extinction caused by Pythia’s curse of sterility upon Gallifrey.
  • Ancient Gallifrey is also seen and described in Interference – Book Two
  • Banshee Circuits are what the TARDIS uses to survive when everything else fails. It uses whatever resources are available: people, places, dreams etc.

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