"I suspect we're outnumbered, they know where we are
From the sound of that gunfire they cannot be far
I've weighed up the options, and sorry to say
I think we'd do better by running away."'
From his granddaughter's funeral in twenty-third century Earth, the
Sixth Doctor is summoned to Skaro by the last of the Humanised Daleks in
a final attempt to save their race from extinction.
But things don't quite go to plan, and when the Doctor is kidnapped by
rampaging Imperial Daleks, Peri finds herself on the run from a fearsome
creation with only a teenager for company.
But behind the scenes lurks a greater evil; a being more deadly even
than the native pepperpots of Skaro. Against such a foe, even the Doctor
may be unable to fulfil the Promise of the Daleks.
This is the first round-robin story featuring the 6th Doctor and Peri. The adventure takes place somewhere between Revelation of the Daleks and The Mysterious Planet.
Certain characters in this story (mentioning no names) may be copyright the BBC, and/or Fox, and/or Virgin Publishing. Each chapter is © its author, as credited below.