Doctor Who Logo 'The Darksmith Legacy'
Book Four:
'The Depths of Despair'

by Justin Richards
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Book Four: 'The Depths of Despair'

The Doctor has arrived on planet Flydon Maxima – also known as ‘Despair’ since the whole planet is flooding.

A scientific base has been monitoring the slow melting of the glaciers and their advanced equipment looks to have been created by Varlos, the Darksmith who created the Crystal.

But why would Varlos risk visiting this planet? And who is the mysterious Gisella?

*Featuring the Tenth Doctor, and introducing Gisella

*Published by BBC Children's Books in association with Penguin Books, in March 2009