by Marc Platt
'Nonsense, child,' retorted the Doctor. 'Grandfather indeed! I've never seen you before in my life!'
All is not well on Gallifrey. Chris Cwej is having someone else's nightmares. Ace is talking to herself. So is K-9. Leela has stumbled on a murderous family conspiracy. And the beleaguered Lord President, Romanadvoratrelundar, foresees one of the most tumultuous events in her planet history.
At the roof of all is an ancient and terrible place, the House of Lungbarrow in the southern mountains of Gallifrey. Something momentous is happening there. But the House has inexplicably gone missing.
673 years ago the Doctor left his family in that forgotten House. Abandoned, disgraced and resentful, they have waited. And now he's home at last.
In this, the seventh Doctor's final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.
*Featuring the Seventh Doctor, Chris, Ace (Dorothée), the Second Romana, Leela, Susan, K-9 MKI and K-9 MKII
*First appearance of the Doctor's home and Cousins
*First appearance of the Other
*A Virgin Books 'New Adventures' novel
*From August 22nd 2003, BBCi published a reworked version of this story as an eBook on the official website. Marc Platt comments: "I've taken the liberty of tinkering a bit, changing a few things around - things that seemed like a good idea at the time, but definitely don't now. I've surgically removed one section early on, swapped over a couple of chapters and added an extra sequence at the start of the final chapter. The actual story hasn't changed at all. It's modified and augmented, not regenerated. But maybe it flows a little better."
*The E-book contains an introduction and chapter notes by Marc Platt, plus new illustrations by Daryl Joyce, and a BBC Books-style mock cover: