Legacy of the Daleks
England in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks’ invasion. The Doctor’s very first travelling companion – his granddaughter, Susan – is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors. But danger still remains all around…
While searching for his lost companion, Sam, The Doctor finds himself in Domain London. But it seems that Susan is now missing too, and his efforts to find her lead to a confrontation with the ambitious Lord Haldoran, who is poised to take control of southern England through all-out war. With the help of a sinister advisor, Haldoran’s plans are already well advanced. Power cables have been fed down a mineshaft, reactivating a mysterious old device of hideous power. But has the Dalek presence on Earth really been wiped out? Or are there still traps set for the unwary?
The Doctor learns to his cost once again that when dealing with the evil of the Daleks, nothing can be taken at face value…
- This story is set thirty years after The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
- This story is set after Frontier in Space and leads to The Deadly Assassin for The Master.
- This story set directly after Longest Day for The Doctor as he searches for Sam Jones.
- Susan left her key in the ruins of London. The Doctor retrieved it in GodEngine.
- The Doctor recalls seeing Susan as part of Rassilon’s Game, in The Five Doctors.
- The factory within the Dalek Artefact bears a strong resemblance to the Dalek factory in The Power of the Daleks
- There’s a passing reference to The TV Movie about The Doctor and hospitals (and people trying to kill him in them
- The Doctor receives Susan’s message “before” the event occurs and arrives “before” it occurs. A similar event occurs in The Doctor’s Daughter.
- Before David’s death at the hands of the Master, he and Susan are unable to have children and all their children are adopted. This is later contradicted by An Earthly Child. The children themselves come from The Five Doctors novelisation.
- In The Five Doctors novel, David is said to be part of a “Reconstruction Government” but here, Britain is divided and Parliament is still being restored.
- Black and Red Daleks appear. (War of the Daleks)
- The circumstances of the Master’s disfigurement are given a different account in The Two Masters, in which The Master’s disfigured state is the result of a confrontation with his own future self. However, since the novel only depicts The Master being thrown from his TARDIS and later being discovered by Goth, rather than explicitly stating that he is reduced to his crippled state by the destruction of his equipment, this suggests that the two can be reconciled with the assumption that the younger Master survived Susan’s attack unharmed and found another TARDIS to begin his raid on the Terserus compound before being attacked by his future self.