|'The Spear of Destiny'
by Marcus Sedgwick
Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.
The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to track down the magical spear of Odin when they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes. But one of the Vikings is even more dangerous than he appears to be. Can the Doctor stop the spear getting into the wrong hands before itís too late?
*Featuring the Third Doctor and Jo
*A Puffin Books 'Doctor Who' novel
*This novel was part of a series of ebooks published by Puffin over the course of 'Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary year; each book featured a different incarnation of the Doctor, and was billed as a 're-imagining' of the character; I am therefore not considering them as canon
*Time-placing: the Doctor is still on Earth, but has been released from his exile by the Time Lords; for completeness I've placed this in my timeline between 'The Three Doctors' and 'Carnival of Monsters', but see the above note about canon...
*The story was later released in paperback form in November 2013, in the anthology 'Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 stories':