The village was cursed centuries ago, but only now is the alien evil beginning to revive ...The children of Hexen Bridge are gifted and clever, but insanity and murder follow in their wake. The Doctor has a special interest in the village, but on his return to England in the early twenty-first century events seem to be escalating out of control. Kidnapped and taken to Liverpool, the Doctor realises that developments in Hexen Bridge have horrifying repercussions for the rest of the country. Ace is left in the village, where small-minded prejudices and unsettled scores are flaring into violence. As scarecrows fashioned from the bodies of the recent and ancient dead stalk the country lanes around Hexen Bridge, a sinister dark stain is spreading over the surrounding fields. And as the fierce evil grows ever stronger, can the Doctor and Ace prevent it from engulfing the entire world? Featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace, this adventure takes place between the TV stories The Curse of Fenric and Survival.
Martin Day has written 18 novels and non-fiction books about television in general and Doctor Who in particular. Among his Doctor Who books and audiobooks are Wooden Heart, The Sleep of Reason, Bunker Soldiers, The Jade Pyramid and The Sarah Jane Adventures: Children of Steel.
A frequent writer for television, he is a regular contributor to BBC1's Doctors, worked on Channel Five's Family Affairs, and was lead writer on CBBC's Crisis Control. He currently has an original film project in development in the US.
He also writes plays, comic strips, short stories and journalism, including over 50 articles and reviews for publications including Cult TV, Hammer Horror, Doctor Who Magazine, Times Educational Supplement and NME.