The Doctor Seeks the Eternity Crystal in Multi-Platform Experience
Doctor Who is journeying somewhere new, even for him. A multi-platform adventure known as The Darksmith Legacy kicks off as a book and online experience for fans of the Time Lord.
Fans who want the fill experience will need to register online and create an avatar so they can participate in the adventure by completing tasks, earning points and helping the Doctor when things get most dire. Collaboration with other fans online to earn extra points will release exclusive content and assist in the Quest to keep the precious Eternity Crystal safe from the dangerous Darksmith Collective. It’s the cyber equivalent of clapping your hands if you believe in fairies.
Fans can log in at a special website www.thedarksmithlegacy.com starting in mid-November. Meantime, the book component will be ten volumes, with the first two being released in January and then one per month throughout 2009. Penguin UK will be releasing the books with no known American publishing announced.
Here are the known book details as of today:
Doctor Who: The Dust of Ages: The Darksmith Legacy: Book One
by Justin Richards, 128 pages, Penguin Character Books Ltd (29 Jan 2009)
The Doctor arrives just in time to lend a helping hand to a survey team of scientists drilling beneath the Moon’s surface to discover the cause of an unusual power source. The adventure continues with deadly lunar dust and a Crystal that has been lost for centuries…. Unfortunately it’s just what the Darksmiths have been looking for and they have despatched an Agent to recover it. At any cost.
Doctor Who: The Graves of Mordane: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Two
by Colin Brake, 128 pages, Penguin Character Books Ltd (29 Jan 2009)
Convinced that the Doctor is Varlos, the Agent demands the return of the Eternity Crystal. But what happened on Mordane to make the Crystal too dangerous to be left on the Moon? The Doctor has to convince the Agent that he is not Varlos and doesn’t know what happened on Mordane, then escape with the TARDIS and find out.
The Doctor decides that the Eternity Crystal must be destroyed but before he can the Agent and the Crystal vanish. He has to find the Agent, which leaves the Doctor only one option, and he doesn’t like it…
The Colour of Darkness: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Three
by Richard Dungworth, February.
The Depths of Despair: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Four
by Justin Richards, March
The Vampire of Paris: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Five
by Stephen Cole, April
The Game of Death: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Six
by Trevor Baxendale, May
The Planet of Oblivion: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Seven
by Justin Richards, June
The Picture of Emptiness The Darksmith Legacy: Book Eight
by Jacqueline Rayner, July.
The Art of War: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Nine
by TBA, August
The End of Time: The Darksmith Legacy: Book Ten
By TBA, September