|'The Jade Pyramid'
by Martin Day
Matt Smith reads this original audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy.
Intercepting a distress call, the TARDIS is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor and Amy are met by village elder Shijo Sada. He explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Ototoshi.
At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it. But the Shogun, the ruler of Japan, wants to possess the pyramid and has ordered seven samurai and a band of soldiers to come to Kokan and seize it.
Whilst the Doctor is tracked by a ninja assassin, Amy discovers what happens to trespassers at the shrine. Soon the secrets of the jade pyramid – and the towering Otoroshi – will be know…
*Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy
*A BBC audiobooks 'Doctor Who Audio Original' production
*This story was originally scheduled for October 2010, but subsequently delayed to January 2011