About this book
A thrilling new novel featuring Doctor Who, as played by Matt Smith. The Doctor goes back in time to the Viking period, and finds that the settlers on what will become the northern shores of Scotland are under attack from a power they cannot understand. They must take on an alien force without technology or communications.
On a windswept northern shore, at the tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned speak. The Doctor is looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set.