Philip Reeve pens The Roots of Evil

The fourth instalment in a sensational series of stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is written by Philip Reeve, award-winning author of the Mortal Engines, Here Lies Arthur and Goblins!.

The Roots of Evil features the Fourth Doctor and Leela, with Reeve deliberately trying to "imagine a Saturday teatime, circa 1979":

"When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box... As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests."

The short ebook will be available from April 23. You can pre-order from the following retailers (these links take you to sites outside of our control):

Born in Brighton, Philip Reeve worked as a full-time illkustrator before turning to writing. His first novel, Mortal Engines, won the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award (2002), the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for both the Branford Boase Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. He has since won many more awards and accolades.

Catch up with the previous installments of the Doctor Who 50th ebook range here.

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