Candy Jar Books has announced the second book in its Brendon Years trilogy of Lethbridge-Stewart novels.
Written by Nick Walters
Cover by Adrian Salmon
1983 was turning out to be quite the year for strange, troubled boys at Brendon.
The Brigadier is mentoring Damon, a new boy at school. A boy with problems, and a mysterious past. A boy in danger who needs his protection. The last Dominator on Earth, Director Vaar, plans to make his final play for power – or does he? The Brigadier finds out that all is not quite what it seems.
And meanwhile, the Order of the Seven Suns is rising, with plans that could change the destiny of the whole planet.
Can the Brigadier protect Damon from the forces ranged against him? Can Damon escape the long shadow of his father? What will be the final legacy of the Dominator race?
The novel is the latest by Nick Walters, forming the third part of ‘Vaar Trilogy’ and is the fourth Lethbridge-Stewart novel to feature the Dominators Range Editor Andy Frankham-Allen said:
Of course, I tend to give most of my authors a shopping list of various lengths, things they need to include. Legacy of the Dominator was no different in that regard; the difference lies in giving Nick the basic premise of a book I’ve had in my mind for some time. And there’s a lot of joy in that too, since you’re left with ‘what surprising ways can an author take your idea?’. And Nick certainly did that. There was a little toing and froing as Nick got to grips with the story, and he came up with some clever ideas that I may not have considered originally. The end result is a solid and personal drama for the Brigadier and Bill Bishop.
Nick Walters said:
Here we find the Brigadier in the late summer of 1983, still teaching maths at Brendon School, and with a strange, rather disturbed schoolboy under his wing. Not Turlough – he's long gone by then – but instead the mysterious Damon, who is excellent at games, has a short temper, and dislikes peas. Damon's secrets propel the story and present the Brigadier with a challenge to his loyalties and friendships. As well as a rollicking good adventure, Legacy of the Dominator is an emotional story for all characters concerned. A story of fatherhood, friendships and loyalty – and how these can be put to the ultimate test.
The cover is the latest work by ever-popular artist Adrian Salmon, hot off his work on recent Doctor Who animated specials:
Legacy of the Dominator is available to pre-order from the Candy Jar website.
The next title in The Brendon Years trilogy will be Embrace of the Hiraeth by James Middleditch, a sequel to his 2021 novel, The Overseers. This will be followed later in the year by the final three pre-UNIT novels by Natasha Gerson, John Peel, and Jonathan Blum.
The book features appearances by Professor Travers (The Abominable Snowmen/The Web of Fear), Tobias Vaughn and Packer (The Invasion) and even a Quark from The Dominators. A team of new characters, operating anonymously for a high ranking government minister, investigate attempted alien incursions as a far greater, darker plot begins to unfurl around them.
Told over three short stories, The Analysis Bureau will also feature a previously lost Lethbridge-Stewart short story from Candy Jar.
Shaun Russell, Head of Publishing at Candy Jar says:
The Analysis Bureau also sees the return of legendary artist Lee Sullivan to the worlds of Doctor Who, with his first cover art for Candy Jar Books and with more projects with him in development; he said:
The book can be purchased from the Candy Jar website.
With the Queen's Platinum jubilee holiday upon us, Candy Jar has released a free Lucy Wilson story to celebrate the festivities. Baz Greenland has written a fun, action-packed, timey-wimey story featuring the seventeen-year-old Defender of Earth,
Lucy Wilson.Lucy finds herself in 1977 during the Queen's Silver Jubilee, but how will she save the Queen without breaking time?
Perhaps UNIT can help!
The free story can be downloaded from our website.