by Simon A. Forward
"Love! Surely one of the most destructive forces in the universe. There’s nothing a man – or woman – won’t do for true love."
1812 The Vishenkov household, along with the rest of Moscow, faces the advance of Napoleon Bonaparte. At their heart is the radiant Dusha, a source of inspiration – and more besides - for them all. But family friend, Captain Padorin, is acting like a man possessed – by the Devil.
2024 Fitz is under interrogation regarding a burglary and fire at the Kremlin. The Doctor has disappeared in the flames. Colonel Bugayev is investigating a spate of antique thefts on top of which he now has a time-travel mystery to unravel.
5000 Lord General Razum Kinzhal is ready to set in motion the final stages of a world war. More than the enemy, his fellow generals of the Icelandic Alliance fear what such a man might do in peacetime.
What can bridge these disparate events in time? Love will find a way. But the Doctor must find a better alternative. Before love sets the world on fire.
*Featuring the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Trix
*A BBC Books 'Eighth Doctor Adventures' novel