Cat’s Cradle Time’s Crucible
“You’re on your own, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- House of Blyledge
- Rassilon created the Looms to save Gallifrey from potential extinction caused by Pythia’s curse of sterility upon Gallifrey.