The Doomsday Manuscript

The Doomsday Manuscript
The Doomsday Manuscript

The Doomsday Manuscript: The key to finding the Lost Tomb of Rablev. Legend says that if the tomb is everopened, the world will end.

The Braxiatel Collection: Home to Professor Bernice Summerfield, and the location of one half of the Doomsday Manuscript.

The Fifth Axis: A callous, aggressive force that is assimilating territory and acquiring art treasures and archaeological finds.

Kasagrad: The last neutral planet in the Assimilated Territories, stratetically vital and protected from the Fifth Axis by its inpenetrable defence systems.

With the party to celebrate the opening of the Braxiatel Collectionand the new year still underway, Benny finds herself drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue that starts with death and gets more serious at every stage. Can she find the second half of the Doomsday Manuscript before it falls into the wrong hands? Can she trust her partner in the quest? What will she find on Kasagrad – the location of the Lost Tomb of Rablev?

And can she squeeze in another drink at Joseppi’s – favourite haunt of black marketeers, spies, counterfeiters, Fifth Axis officers, and desperate archaeologists – before the end of the world?


Starting this year some of our classic Bernice Summerfield books are being released on audio. Five new audiobooks narrated by Lisa Bowerman and produced by Xanna Eve Chown will be released in 2019–2020.

The first five chapters in the history of Bernice Summerfield at Big Finish are being revisited in 2019 and 2020 with the release of five new audiobook adaptions.

Read by Benny herself, Lisa Bowerman, these audiobooks will take us back to the turn of the millennium, unlocking some of the important moments of Benny’s life at the Braxiatel Collection, her past love, and the birth of her son Peter.

Xanna Eve Chown, producerof these and other Big Finish Audiobooks, tells us about uncovering these gems:”I’m really excited about recording these five Benny paperbacks because they are such fun, of course, but also because I know there are Benny fans who have wanted these to be more easily available for absolutely ages – so they will be super happy!

“The adventures explain a lot of Benny’s backstory, especially the unusual story of how her son Peter came to be born, so it’s great to get them back out there in the world where they belong!”

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