Plague of the Cybermen
When The Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned.
The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening, he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.
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- Plague of the Cybermen is one of three Eleventh Doctor novels published in April 2013.
- The Doctor complains that he never wins the lottery unless he cheats and checks the numbers beforehand.
- Early in the book, the spelling “discolouration” is used. Later, it is spelled “discoloration”. Later, “Cyber Wolves” is also written as “cyber-wolves”.
- The Doctor recalls the Cyber-tombs on Telos. (The Tomb of the Cybermen) Some of the dialogue from that story is used here, such as The Doctor yelling “It’s got my leg!” as his second incarnation did and a Cyberman chanting”You belong to us. You will be like us” which echoes the words of the Cyber-Controller.
- During the battle, some of the village guards fight the Cybermen with swords. (The Next Doctor) Green liquid begins squirting from a Cyberman’s arm when it is wounded by one of these attacks. (Attack of the Cybermen)