The Talons Of Weng-Chiang


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 140
ISBN 0-426-11973-8
Publication date

15 November 1977

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Stepping out of the TARDIS into Victorian London, Leela and the Fourth Doctor are confronted by menacing, diabolical horrors shrouded within the swirling London fog – a man’s death cry, an attack by Chinese Tong hatchet men, giant rats roaming the sewers, young women mysteriously disappearing …


The hideously deformed Magnus Greel, conducting a desperate search for the lost Time Cabinet, is the instigator of all this evil. Posing as the Chinese god, Weng-Chiang, Greel uses the crafty Li H’sen Chang, and the midget Manikin, Mr Sin, to achieve his terrifying objectives. The Doctor must use all his skill, energy and intelligence to escape the talons of Weng-Chiang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES


CHAPTER TITLES

  1. Terror in the Fog
  2. The Horror in the River
  3. Death of a Prisoner
  4. The Monster in the Tunnel
  5. The Quest of Greel
  6. The Tong Attacks
  7. The Lair of Weng-Chiang
  8. The Sacrifice
  9. In the Jaws of the Rat
  10. A Plan to Kill The Doctor
  11. Death on Stage
  12. The Hunt for Greel
  13. The House of the Dragon
  14. The Prisoners of Greel
  15. The Firebomb

DEVIATIONS FROM TELEVISED STORY

  • In the televised version of the story, The Doctor explains that a malfunction with the Peking Homonculus, which was only supposed to be a toy, “nearly” caused World War VI. The novelisation claims that World War VI did happen, and that Magnus Greel created the Homonculus himself with the intention of triggering a World War.
  • The prostitute is rewritten to be a waitress.
  • The Doctor wears his scarf, whilst in the televised story he wears a Sherlock Holmes-esque outfit without the scarf.

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