Michael Scott – New York Times bestseller author of The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel – has been chosen to bring to life the Second Doctor in the second instalment of the BBC’s anniversary eBook series, The Nameless City.
The short story sees the Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon pulled through the pages of a mysterious evil book, transporting them to a terrifying glass city on a distant world where the Archons are intent on getting revenge on the Time Lord for an ancient grudge.
Sharing his love for the Second Doctor, Scott commented:
Everyone has their ‘own’ Doctor – usually the one they first started watching. Patrick Troughton, the Second Doctor, was mine and so writing this story was an opportunity to revisit a really important part of my childhood. There are elements of Patrick Troughton in every Doctor who followed – that’s how influential and important he is.
A new story in the series will be released as an e-book on the 23rd of every month, each costing £1.99 – the first story, A Big Hand for the Doctor, written by Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer saw the First Doctor tackling space pirates in an ode to J.M Barrie’s immortal children’s novel Peter Pan.