Winner Takes All
Rose and The Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze — the video game Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning?
Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers — on Earth.
Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can The Doctor play the game to the end — and win?
- Winner Takes All was the third Ninth Doctor novel released.
- Jackie gets mugged.
- Large sections of the story about Robert are an obvious reference to Harry Potter.
- Rose recalls her encounter with the Autons (Rose).
- Mickey has some games, and one of them is called Bad Wolf. This could mean that the Bad Wolf entity was involved.