“The time of humanity on this world has come to an end. The long night is starting. The age of the undead is upon us.”
Manchester, 1993. The vampires of Great Britain have received a message: the long-awaited arrival of their evil messiah is imminent. It’s time for a recruitment drive.
On holiday in Tasmania with Tegan and the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa is attacked by a demonic child. She escapes unharmed — except for two small wounds in her neck.
Why are the descendants of the Great Vampire so desperate to obtain the blood of a Time Lord? And what is their connection to a forbidden ancient Gallifreyan cult?
- Goth Opera was the first novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. Written by Paul Cornell,
- The Doctor is a contributor to the Wisden cricket magazine.
- Tegan thinks cricket players sneak off for a tinnie of beer during a match.
- Romana II’s political rise on Gallifrey is chronicled here.
- Tegan is recovering from her second battle with the Mara on Manussa. (Snakedance)
- Following Adric’s death, the Doctor swears that he will not allow another of his companions to die during his current incarnation. (Earthshock)
- The Doctor refers to the Xeraphins. (Time-Flight)
- Ruath takes Yarven to the time stream/possible future of the Haemovores. (The Curse of Fenric)
- Romana refers to the Minyans. (Underworld)
- Flavia complains about the decor of the presidential suite. (The Invasion of Time)
- The Black Guardian and the White Guardian play chess on Gallifrey. (Enlightenment)