Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
The Lady of Mercia
Just as we’re getting used to 2013, having all recovered from New Year shenanigans, Big Finish are already gearing up for their May release schedule with the release of full story details and cover artwork for the Fifth Doctor story The Lady of Mercia.
The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to the University of Frodsham, close to where the warrior queen Æthelfrid fought a desperate and bloody rearguard action against the savage Danes. Over a thousand years later, in 1983, battle is still being raged, with student activists taking on savage funding cuts… and disrupting a conference about Æthelfrid convened by history professor John Bleak.
Meanwhile, over in the Physics Department, Dr Philippa Stone is working night and day on a top-secret project – but can her theoretical time machine really be the solution to the university’s problems?
Present and past are about to collide – and the results, as the TARDIS crew is about to discover, will be far from academic!
This is written by Paul Magrs, so you can expect a perfectly mad and wonderful story for the Fifth Doctor, Turlough, Tegan and Nyssa!
The Lady of Mercia will be released in May 2013 and you can now pre-order it from www.bigfinish.com now. CD is £14.99 or digital download is £12.99.