Former Seventh Doctor companion Ace McShane is set to meet the Thirteenth Doctor in a new book published by BBC Books. It is called Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End. The book was written by the actress who played Ace, Sophie Aldred. Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End is her first novel, and is set to release in February 2020.
Ace McShane, was last seen in the Doctor Who episode “Survival” in 1989, but Sophie Aldred resumed her role numerous times in the audio dramas produced by Big Finish.
You can read the official synopsis for the book below:
Once, a girl called Ace travelled the universe with the Doctor – until, in the wake of a terrible tragedy they parted company. Decades later, she is known as Dorothy McShane, the reclusive millionaire philanthropist who heads global organisation A Charitable Earth.
And Dorothy is haunted by terrible nightmares, vivid dreams that begin just as scores of young runaways are vanishing from the dark alleyways of London. Could the disappearances be linked to sightings of sinister creatures lurking in the city shadows? Why has an alien satellite entered a secret orbit around the Moon?
Investigating the satellite with Ryan, Graham and Yaz, the Doctor is thrown together with Ace once more. Together they must unravel a malevolent plot that will cost thousands of lives. But can the Doctor atone for her past incarnation’s behaviour – and how much must Ace sacrifice to win victory not only for herself, but for the Earth?
Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End will hit the shelves on February 6, 2020, in hardcover, ebook, in the UK, which is available for pre-order here. The audiobook version can be pre-ordered here. The author herself, Sophie Aldred, will narrate the audiobook.