Sanctuary (novel)

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Sanctuary was the thirty-seventh New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield.

It was the first purely historical novel in the New Adventures range, with no aliens or alien elements outside the Doctor, Bernice, the Jade Pagoda, and what they bring or make during the novel.

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The Doctor pointed at Bernice. "The wench's mind is addled", he said. "Arrest her before she spreads her ungodly heresy."

The TARDIS is caught in the gravitational field of a dark star. The Doctor and Bernice are forced to evacuate, and find themselves stranded in medieval France — a brutal time of crusades and wars of succession.

As the Albigensian crusade draws to its bloody conclusion, men inflict savage brutalities on each other in the name of religion. And the TARDIS crew find their lives intertwined with warring Templars, crusaders and heretics. While the Doctor begins a murder investigation in a besieged fortress, Bernice finds herself drawn to an embittered mercenary who has made the heretics' fight his own. And they both realise that to leave history unchanged they may have to sacrifice far more than their lives.


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  • Benny builds a still to make medicinal alcohol.


  • Benny can speak ancient Tzun.





  • A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 225.
  • It is misstated that Benny is from the 25th century, 1200 years in the future.
  • Bernice says that she spent some of her early life on Vandor Prime in the Gamma Delphinus IV system. These statements seem to contradict earlier statements by her about her homeworld, but can be reconciled with Benny's other statements about her homeworld if "Vandor Prime" is the name of a settlement and "Gamma Delphinus IV" is another name for Beta Caprisis, much as "Sol III" is another name for Earth.
  • Likewise, Necros is misspelt as "Nekros".


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