"You existed, without my permission. I have destroyed many for that crime, and I shall destroy all of you as well."

And then there were two.

Two Doctors, identical in every way, even thinking alike. But soon, one of them will become the omnipotent Zalaxal, an evil from the dawn of time, a force bent on universal destruction... but which is which?

In his blundering, the Doctor has unleashed upon the Universe a criminal imprisoned by his own race millennia ago... a force that will soon by a quirk of fate find its way to Gallifrey itself. And what better place to begin the destruction of all existance than the planet of the Time Lords?

Faced with a crisis so severe that even the Master lends a hand, can Ace and the Doctors defeat the cunning plans of Zalaxal, or will the Eighth Doctor's love of opera remain but a pipedream?

This is the first round-robin story featuring 7th Doctor and Ace. This story is set between the adventures The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Battlefield.

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.



Discontinuity Guide
Missing Internet Adventure Publication Order
Preceded by

Riding the Currents

Followed by

Yellow Fever and How to Cure It

7th Doctor Adventures
Preceded by

In High Places

Followed by

The Horror of Angels


Originally posted:


  1. Chapter 1 — John Seavey
  2. Chapter 2 — Ron Murphy
  3. Chapter 3 — Joel Aarons
  4. Chapter 4 — Writer X
  5. Chapter 5 — Tim Rush
  6. Chapter 6 — Paul Benson
  7. Chapter 7 — Renton Patrick
  8. Chapter 8 — Will Howells
  9. Chapter 9 — Mark Phippen
  10. Chapter 10 — Jeffery Beuck
  11. Chapter 11 — Daniel Harkin



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