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NA02: Timewyrm: Exodus

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Author: Terrance Dicks

ISBN: 0 426 20357 7

Published: August 1991

Editor: Peter Darvill-Evans

Placement: After Timewyrm: Genesys

Links: The second book in the Timewyrm arc, follows on from Genesys. Leads into Apocalypse and Revelation

Doctor: The Seventh:

The Seventh Doctor

The Seventh Doctor is short, dark-haired, and speaks with a slight scottish accent. He thinks of himself as "Time's Champion", deliberately seeking out situations to "put right". He usually has a plan, and is willing to manipulate everyone - including his companions - to achieve it.
Companions: Ace:


Ace was swept away from Perivale by a timestorm caused by a powerful being called Fenric. She arrived on Iceworld in the far future, where she met the Doctor in Dragonfire (Season 24). Ace is a bit of a teenaged delinquent, but has grown up during her time with the Doctor. She uses a home-made explosive called nitro-nine, and prefers her nickname of Ace to her real name of Dorothy. She calls the Doctor "Professor".
Recurring Characters: The Timewyrm:


The Timewyrm is a malevolent creature of immense power from ancient Gallifreyan legend. She was created during Timewyrm: Genesys when an alien called Ishtar interfaced with the Doctor's TARDIS.
The Nazis:


Adolph Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party who took power in Germany from 1933 to 1945, and were responsible for World War 2 and the Holocaust. Many of his inner circle appear in the book. They include Hermann Goering (amongst many titles, he was head of the Luftwaffe or air force), Heinrich Himmler (head of the SS - the secret police), Martin Bormann (Hitler's secretary), Joseph Goebells (propaganda minister), Joachim von Ribbentrop (foreign minister), and Albert Speer (personal friend of Hitler's, and a professional architect). All you need to know about them is explained in the book.
The War Chief: A renegade Time Lord defeated by the Doctor in The War Games (season 6). During that story, he was apparently executed by the Time Lords for his attempts to create an army for his allies the War Lords. He also gets a brief appearance in Divided Loyalties, which is set before either of them left Gallifrey.
Recommended Viewing: The Doctor and Ace visited World War Two in The Curse of Fenric (Season 26) and also encountered Nazis in Silver Nemesis (Season 25).
In The War Games (Season 6), the Doctor defeated some aliens called the War Lords and a Renegade Time Lord called the War Chief, who had kidnapped human soldiers from various time zones to create the ultimate warriors. He had to call in the Time Lords to return everyone home. The War Chief was executed by the Time Lords.
Recommended Reading: The book follows on from Timewyrm: Genesys, and sets the scene for Timewyrm: Apocalypse and Timewyrm: Revelation.
The "what if the Nazis had won" scenario was first explored in the non-Who book Fatherland. You might also want to read some history books to get a better idea of who the Nazi hierachy were. I recommend The Face of the Third Reich by Joachim Fest, although there are plenty of other good books around.
Recommended Listening: None.
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